Barcelona Skirt Hair Accessories

I have two new hair accessories to show to you all. I have all this left over fabric from making the Barcelona Skirt that I knew I needed to make more stuff!

First, here is my Rosette Headband.

Barcelona Skirt Hair Accessories - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I LOVE how it turned out. I used the left over fabric, Green Peonies in the Pop Garden line by Heather Bailey, to do the big flower. For the two smaller ones, I used Red Swirls in Apple by Alice Kennedy. They complement each other very nicely.

For the little pearl, I bought a barrette from the Dollar Store and cut it up.
It looks like this now:

These rosettes are really, REALLY, easy to make. I tried to find a tutorial on the web for them, but couldn’t find one without spending hours searching tons of blog archives, which is not very good when you already have too many projects lined up. 🙂 So I decided to show you how to make them right here.
If you already know how, skip the tutorial and look at my other hair accessory.

You will need:

Strips of fabric
Hot glue gun
Bling of your choice

I cut out a square of felt to start, because I am horrible at cutting out a circle exactly, and the fabric may lay differently and leave you with a ton of felt on one side and none on the other. If you want a big rosette, cut long strips. You can sew shorter strips together (that’s what I did with the Green Peonies fabric) or you can sew together different fabric patterns.

Next, glue together one end of the fabric like so:

Now you’re ready to start gluing to the felt. Put a dab of glue in the center and put the end of the fabric onto the glue.

Then start twisting the fabric. You can use any side of the fabric, but I like to use the right side to show off those pretty colors.

Then you will glue along the side of what you’ve done already, then adding the twisted fabric along that. Just keep twisting and gluing until you’re finished.

The hardest part is making sure the circle ends up even. The center may be more off to one side than another if you keep going until the end of your fabric. If you don’t care where the center ends up, because you’ll be covering it, then don’t worry. Otherwise, keep an eye on it. If you like how it is and you still have more fabric, just cut off the left over fabric.

Now that you are done and you like how it looks, you are going to cut off the excess felt. If you cut off excess fabric, you can glue the fabric towards the bottom of the rosette or glue it along the rosette, see what looks best to you.

These are really cute without anything in the center, but it can add a lot of dimension. After you do that step, or don’t do it :), you are finished!


Barcelona Skirt Hair Accessories - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

You can glue the rosette onto a pin, barrette, headband, earrings, bracelets, ANYTHING! And it probably will only take you about 10 minutes. How awesome is that?

I glued my rosettes on to a headband. To keep it secure, I glued felt on top of the headband and squished down all the edges so it would hug my head when I wear it.

TIP: After I glued my rosettes all together, I drew with marker where I wanted the headband to go. It worked great, except that I put the headband on and then changed my mind and turned it around to the other side. I was left with this:

Use permanent marker, or be certain of where you want it to go. Do you think any one will notice? I’m hoping not. 🙂

For the second hair accessory, I made another Petticoat Posy using the same two fabrics featured above. I love the mix of colors it created. One of these days I am going to do a Posy with tons of different kinds of fabric, and I think it will be awesome!

After I finished my Petticoat Posy, I noticed my little rosette I made ONLY for the purpose of the tutorial, and I thought how cute it would look in the center. And there you have it!

Barcelona Skirt Hair Accessories - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Barcelona Skirt Hair Accessories - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I sewed felt onto the back so I can clip it in my hair or on my shirt. I wanted to keep it versatile depending on my mood.

Barcelona Skirt Hair Accessories - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

So which one should I wear with my new Barcelona Skirt???

Barcelona Skirt Hair Accessories - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

The Rosette Headband or the Petticoat Posy?

Barcelona Skirt Hair Accessories - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Leave a comment telling me which one you like best!

TIP: If you’ve bought instructions that come though by e-book, you still have access to them right on your account at The Ribbon Retreat. I thought I lost my pattern for the Petticoat Posy since the link from my email didn’t work any more, but to my surprise, the link was right at the top of my account. I love that I don’t have to worry about saving another file. I hope this helps!

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  1. Posted August 5, 2010 at 2:22 am | Permalink

    Awesome job!! The pettiecoat posy is my fav.

  2. Lora
    Posted August 5, 2010 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    I REALLY liked the petticoat posy. It really brings out the flower pattern in the skirt and makes it all just pop!

  3. Sarah E.
    Posted August 5, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    I love the rosette! and now I want to make one! where is the headband from? is it in the shop?

    • Shirley
      Posted August 5, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

      Hi Sarah! Those headbands are actually from the Dollar Store. I really need to reorder from The Ribbon Retreat, but I won’t let myself until I finish a few more projects. 🙂 I have some cool things planned that I’m doing with the headbands from the shop though!

  4. Posted August 6, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    I just knew that accessories were next!!!I was waiting patiently:) This is very lovely-thanks for show us how to do it:)

  5. Becky
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    Thanks so much for the great demo job! I like them both, but my favorite is the Petticoat Posey due to the way it shows the pattern of the fabric. Thanks for your help!

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