Punched Floral Barrettes
Constructed out of fabric-punched blooms, flowering hair clips are the perfect way to brighten up Mom's day.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, May 2007
Make these floral barrettes for Mother's Day using Martha Stewart craft punches.
- Fabric, assorted Indian cotton, from B&J Fabrics, 212-354-8150
- Flower craft punches by Martha Stewart Crafts
- Medium paintbrush
- Fabric stiffener
- Micro hole punch
- Contact cement
- Bobby pins or comb
Step 1 of 5
Begin by punching fabric flowers: Lay a piece of fabric in a shallow tray. With a medium paintbrush, apply enough fabric stiffener to saturate, but not soak, the fabric. Let it dry, about 1 hour. Repeat with any remaining fabric.
Step 2 of 5
Using craft punches, punch out petals and leaves as close together on the fabric as possible.
Step 3 of 5
Using a micro hole punch, make a hole in the center of each bloom. Slip a pip through each hole, and secure it with a dab of contact cement.
Step 4 of 5
Hand-stitch flowers to bobby pin or comb.
Step 5 of 5
Secure the back side of the stitch with contact cement. For an extra-special presentation, insert the hairpins through holes made in a large punched leaf.