Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Little Bit Romance--A Little Bit Rock N Roll

Valentine's Day is coming up, and I decided to make twisted flower brooches, pins and bib necklaces for my favorite ladies. 

It is fun thinking about each person's style and what accessory they would most use.  Then I have to think about what to add or subtract to make it fit their personality.

Carter's Pre-K teacher, Mrs. Macaluso, is young and trendy.  She has a fun, lighthearted way of dressing, often with fun clips in her hair.  Her style is a mostly trendy, with a little edge to it now and then.  Here she is with Carter on his first day of school.

Of course, such style screamed for a zipper flower--soft and sweet with a little hardware in there to make it fun.  Since she wears hair clips, I decided to hot glue my flowers to an alligator clip.

She can wear it down low in her hair like so: (I pulled my hair back really quickly and took a picture with one hand, so forgive my odd angles and less than perfect hair.)

She can wear it clipping her hair back up high:

She can wear it on a t-shirt:

She can clip it on a purse or bag for a little punch:

I have cute little black tins I got at Michael's for 1.99 about a month ago.  As I finish my other projects, I'll post them and show you how I wrap them up in the tins. 

Have fun creating your Valentine's gifts!  I am having so much fun looking at everyone's decorations and crafts!

"but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  Romans 5:8

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  1. so cute! I saw a project like this not too long ago and have been wanting to do something like it! you did such a great job, lucky ladies!

  2. I love these and that you're making them for your girlfriends!!

  3. What a fun blog you have here! This is such a cute post. If you get a chance, I'd love for you to stop by this weekend to link it to my Not "Baaad" blog hop :)

  4. Hi, Gramma Jello! I found a wonderful tutorial on rolling fabric flowers at Sugarbee.
    You do the same thing to zippers to make the zipper flowers.
    If you cluster flowers together, just glue them onto felt and cut out the felt so it binds them together but doesn't show. Then you glue a pin or clip on the felt. Voila!
    Have fun creating!

  5. Cute! I love the gray zipper, very rock n roll.

  6. Cute cute cute! I love how you can use them anywhere! Thanks for visiting my blog btw =)

  7. That clip is beautiful. I love that it's a zipper flower without the teeth on the edge of the flower, so it adds texture while still looking soft.

  8. Wow, even Carter looks excited about it...


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