Fabric Rosette Hair Accessories...and Lightning McQueen?

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So how to you end up with some beautiful hair accessories for kids and mom…

When you start out with Lightning McQueen?

It’s really not that difficult. I promise. Or that far of a stretch. Really. Do you believe me? Ok, here’s the explanation: I bought this Lightning McQueen pillow set on clearance at Michaels to make little pillows for my nephew for his birthday. 

When I cut out all the pre-printed shapes, I realized that I had a lot of strips of white fabric. Now, I’ve seen these little fabric flowers all over the bloggy-verse, and I thought they were way cute. And it so happens that I have three super-cute little girls that needed accessories for Easter. To be precise, I have two little twins who still have only a little hair, and they are girls, and we want everyone to know, so that means floral headbands. 

The four year old was fascinated with her sisters’ accessories, but since she has hair, we went with a hairbow for her.

These are the things you will need: fabric, elastic cord, pony tail holder, alligator clips, ric-rac, and fabric glue.

I used this tutorial from Little Birdie Secrets. Basically, I trimmed the scraps to be long pieces of approximately 1 inch wide fabric. I tied a knot in the end and then twisted and glued (with fabric glue). I just tweaked it until I liked what I saw, gluing every little bit. I looked at the tutorial, but seriously, I just wrapped it around and around, folding and twisting as a wrapped until I liked it.

The ric-rac roses are from this tutorial from The Ribbon Retreat

The only change I made to the tutorial was to use fabric glue since this is rather thin ric-rac. Each color was 4 feet long, so each rose was made from about 2 feet of ric-rac, which you split in two to “braid”.

Since I had enough white fabric to make 4 flowers, I used one for each of the twins’ hairbands (with the ric-rac roses). I attached the flowers to some elastic I already had. I made one into a hairbow for my eldest by gluing the flower to an alligator clip. The last flower was to dress up the ponytail holder that I always have, either in my hair or on my arm.

This project was a completely free bonus from extras from a birthday present. I had all the supplies already! And that is how you take Lightning McQueen and make hair accessories.

I've been told I should show some pictures of my family. Here is my oldest and youngest children trying out their new accessories. My middle child was sleeping when mommy was taking pictures and so missed her debut on Architecture of a Mom. But we will get her later!



Sometimes I link up at the following places: Friday Food at MomTrends, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, Hooking up with House of Hepworths, The Finer Things and I Dream of Clean’s Spring Cleaning Challenge, The King's Court IV's What's Cooking Wednesdays and Organizing Junkie's Menu Planning Monday.

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