Tuesday, January 31, 2012

{DIY} Anthro Knock Off: Sweet Blossom Hairclip

With Valentine's Day right around the corner we needed a great big pink hair clip!
I headed to Anthropologie to see what I could find for inspiration, and I found this lovely hair clip, with the staggering price tag of $47.  
It's sooooo easy to make your own, and I had everything I needed so it cost me $0.
Here's the original:

Here's my knockoff:

I actually cut up an old silky scarf that had found it's way into Charlotte's dress up box.
It worked perfectly, and I think will become a little more frayed, like the original, as she wears it.
Here's what you'll need to make your own:

Step 1 - Snip Snip: 
Cut 3 strips of material 2" x 20", and heat up your hot glue gun.

  Step 2 - Zig and Zag:
Set your zig zag stitch so that it is longer (more space in between each stitch), and zig zag one edge of each strip.  This is basically to keep it from fraying too much, but allowing it to fray a little.
Step 3 - Gather it up:
Now set your regular stitch to as long as it will go (mine's at setting 5) and sew along the other side.  Gather this edge.  Now you have kind of an old school scrunchie thing.

Repeat this process with the other two strips of fabric.

Step 4 - Fun with your glue gun
Begin gluing these strips onto the felt circle. 
Just start at one edge and glue it back and forth to make it look like a flower.

I used the hair clip to kind of poke it down in the center so I wouldn't burn my finger.
When you have glued all three, it should look like this:

You may need to keep gluing pieces down here and there until you are happy with the way it looks.
Lastly glue the hair clip onto the back of the felt circle and let it dry.

Clip your sweetie's hair back and give her a kiss!

have a great day!


  1. This is so cute Jessica - and I love it wayyyy more than the Anthro version!! And hello - $47 for a hairclip??? What are they thinking?
    Oh - and how cute is your model! She is getting so big!

  2. urs is actually nicer than the original - i love it xxx

  3. I like yours better! So pretty

  4. This is such a sweet clip! Your tutorial is so good I think I may have to try one of these out! Bonnie and I would love it if you would share this at our link party!



  5. So cute thanks for sharing with us !! And yours looks definantly better the the higher priced one very cool :)

  6. This is just lovely! Thank you for the clear steps of your tutorial!

  7. Yours is way better than the original, and C is so cute!

  8. I love yours so much better, great job! I can't believe how big C is, hope you all are doing well!

  9. I like yours better than the original.

  10. Thank you for sharing this awesome tutorial! And your daughter is sooooo adorable...the perfect little model! I featured your tute on my blog: http://www.eleganceandelephants.com/2012/11/inspiring-knock-offsaccessories.html

  11. Yours is about a bazillion times nicer than the original! :P

  12. I'll try to make it. Thanks for the tutorial. :)

  13. Great tutorial, and so cute! I've featured it today on Copycat Crafts http://www.copycatcrafts.com/anthro-inspired-sweet-blossom-hairclip/


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