I saw Consumer Crafts advertising shipping for $1.11 in honor of today, "Stellar Savings is in the Stars". I decided to make "Star" my theme for a felt barrette.
I love stiff craft felt it is often sold in the children's craft aisle with foam and pipe cleaners. Even though it is thought of as a children's craft product, as an adult I really like creating with it. I like that the stiff craft felt comes in a variety of colors, thicknesses, they even have glitter felt!! For me the best feature of stiff craft felt is that you can score it and bend it!
I made a stellar star barrette first by tracing a large plastic barrette cover, next I scored the edges of the felt with a razor, and folded the felt around the plastic. I glued the felt in place, added a bottom center piece of felt, attached a large french clip, and then covered where the two felt pieces met with cording.
Check back tomorrow for pictures and instructions for making a stiff felt purse!
Craft Designer - Sarah Forhan