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Punched Floral Barrettes

Constructed out of fabric-punched blooms, flowering hair clips are the perfect way to brighten up Mom's day.

Punched Floral Barrettes

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2007

Introduction

Make these floral barrettes for Mother's Day using Martha Stewart craft punches.

materials

  • Fabric, assorted Indian cotton, from B&J Fabrics, 212-354-8150

  • Medium paintbrush

  • Fabric stiffener

  • Micro hole punch

  • Pips

  • Contact cement

  • Bobby pins or comb

steps

  1. 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.

  2. Using craft punches, punch out petals and leaves as close together on the fabric as possible.

  3. 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.

  4. Hand-stitch flowers to bobby pin or comb.

  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.

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