Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge
















I thought for sure that I wouldn't be able to participate in this month's blog hop. Our internet was down at home for the past couple of days due to a dead router, and my last-minute self had nothing prepared. But we're back online, and I'm ready to play!

This month's challenge was to use felt in our projects. Papertrey Ink has been coming out with felt in their beautiful Perfect Match colors lately, and they have also given us some great new dies that cut the felt perfectly. So I asked my almost-ten-year-old daughter to find some hair accessories that could use some pizazz, and here's what we came up with.

We cut a variety of flowers and butterflies using Papertrey Ink felt and dies, and then went searching through my supplies for the appropriate accents. I offered up a huge variety of Papertrey Ink buttons, but in the end, my daughter fell in love with some Basic Grey glazed brads that I had. So we used those instead. The butterfly barrette has a bit of Orange Zest swiss dot satin ribbon. I used my limited hand-stitching skills to put it all together (I've even photographed the back of the headband to show that perfection is not necessary!) We had a great time making these fun hair accessories, and now my daughter is eagerly awaiting more colors of felt.

Be sure to stop by Nichole's blog to see all of the other projects for the blog hop!

67 comments:

Gayatri said...

Wow! Love your project Chris! Very cute and your daughter looks soo pretty wearing them. Well done.

BonnieRose said...

love that cute hair piece, and your daughter is adorable!!!

Lindsay said...

What a great idea! It looks so nice in her hair.

Tonya said...

Suer cute ideas!!!!!!

Keva said...

What a great idea! I should make one of these for my daughter!

Linda W said...

So sweet! And your model is beautiful. Great use of the felt!

Heidi said...

Awesome Hair accessories!

Heidi said...

Awesome Hair accessories!

Laurie said...

Adorable Chris! I made some of these too! What a fun look!

Cammie said...

Such cute hair accessories and such a pretty model!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Too cute. Great accesories!!

IamDerby said...

Oh this is 5 kinds of adorable!

Susan Winslett said...

What a lucky girl! I need some of those! So cute.

Sue Lelli said...

Your daughter is so lucky (and cute, too!) FAB hair accessories!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are really adorable!!

christy compton hall said...

Wowee! This page is so bookmarked - I have to make theses :) Very adorable little model there, too!

Terri said...

They are both very cute. So is your model too!

Rhonda said...

You daughter is so cute with her new hairpieces.

Nicky Hsu said...

So cute. I want to make one for my niece. She will LOVE it.

Nerina said...

Your barettes are gorgeous - and your daughter looks thrilled to have them (I'm not surprised!) The butterflies are my fave - sooo cute!!

Karen said...

Adorable project and adorable model!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So adorable! Your girl and the hair accessory!

Dr. Ivy said...

These are very pretty. The felt cuts so crisply. Your daughter looks like she will wear them proudly.

Jill said...

Really, really great idea! Be prepared to make more because your daughter is gonna start a fad at school, LOL!

Samantha said...

What a fun project!

Rita said...

So cute...your daughter and your project. Great color choices! Don't you just love those dies?

Suzanne said...

So pretty, Chris! They sure beat the large satin bows my mom used to clip in my hair in the 80s...ha ha!

resmith said...

These are so adorable!!

BethieJ said...

These are so CUTE!
HAPPY HOPPING!!

Marge said...

Adorable -- the hair do-dads & the model!!! ;-)

Susan said...

What a great idea Chris!! I love them, they are beautiful! I bet my girls would love them too.

Laura B. said...

Love this!!! Gotta try it!! Great job:)

Amy said...

Hair clips are VERY popular this year! Great job.

Amy said...

These are great! Too bad I don't have a daughter... maybe the nieces?

Jamie said...

great idea!! They are so cute.

Tanya said...

These are awesome!!! I did the same thing, great minds think alike :)

Terri E. said...

What a fabulous idea! Love the hair accessories, my diva would LOVE it!!!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sue Plote said...

Chris, this is so cute. It makes me wish my kids would get going with getting me a granddaughter!

Cathy Weber said...

What a cute daughter you have and I love those little hair accessories.

Jackie Solomon said...

Oh my goodness, those are ca-ute!

aussiestamper said...

I love these!! I love what I call "Beyond the Page" ideas, your items look very classy. I have yet to participate in the Blog Hop, but this is my first time 'hopping' the blog to look...very nice:) Denise in Oz

Joni Kix said...

What a sweet idea! Happy hopping!

Kim said...

Those are so fun, I'd love to try this some time!

Jackie Pedro said...

Glad you were able to play! LOVE your felt headbands!!! Cute model, too!

peggysue said...

Very sweet! And you have the best model!

Jessica said...

Cute idea - too bad I don't have a little girl.

Jessica said...

Cute idea - too bad I don't have a little girl.

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

These are just adorable!!! Love 'em!

Mariana said...

Adorable!! The barrette and the model!!

Lisa said...

love them!

Victoria said...

Very cute. You did a great job. I would totally wear that headband myself, and I'm--ahem--a bit older than 10! :-)

Jennifer Carter said...

Those are adorable! I especially love the butterfly one with the orange ribbon! So cute!!

Kelly S. said...

A precious model for sure...and those hair clips are adorable to boot!

Emm said...

I love these and so does my 6 year old daughter!

Dana Gustafson said...

Love all f your hair band ideas!

Lee said...

Lovely! Now I need some more dies!

Kim Wilson said...

These are beautiful!Your model is adorable too :)

Babies- Beth said...

Very cute projects, and such a cute model you found at the last minute, lol!!

Becky Carafa said...

These turned out so great!

Lauren said...

What great projects!! So cute! You could totally sell these!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Oh these are cute, I would totally wear one! Great flowers!

Barbara said...

Adorable, Chris!! Love the colors you used! The butterfly one is so clever!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Great idea! My daughters would love this!

Jenny said...

Adorable headband and model!! :) :) :) :) :)

jen said...

My daughter SO wants me to make her some of these! Great job!!! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Glad your network was fixed and you made it to the blog hop, other wise, we won't see such beautiful hair brad and band here.
Thanks for stopping by and leave such sweet comment.

Jennifer K said...

Wonderful hair pretties! Great job, Chris!