Saturday, April 17, 2010

Shabby Chic Fabric Projects

Here are 2 sets of the 'shabby chic' fabric projects I've been working on. I used the Big Shot & Circles #2 die to cut coordinating fabric circles of different sizes. Then, I pulled around the unfinished edges to obtain the 'shabby chic' look, before layering the circles. Each one is glued together w/hot glue. The object is to try to kind of scrunch each one up so it's not laying flat. For the hair barrettes, I used my paper piercing tool to poke a hold through the center and inserted a crystal brad. The barrette snaps are especially for embellishing and they have a small hole at the top which works perfect for inserting the brad. I added leaves to the larger brooch + a felt backing w/pin & glued buttons in the center, instead of using a brad. I think these make great gift sets! They can even be attached and used as embellishment on a card! The brooches can also be attached to a handbag or other clothing article.
The 3-6 grade girls in my Awana class are making the hair barrettes Wed. night- a set for themselves + a set for a young girl at the Rescue Mission. I'm also currently making batches of these to sell, in various fabric prints. Email me if you're interested in purchasing any.
Brooches, $5.
Hair Barrettes, $5/set of 2.
Brooch + 2 Barrettes, $8.

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