Nap Time Crafts: Pinwheel hairclip

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There’s a big pinwheel obsession going on in our household right now. Whilst playing around making paper wheels in the garden, I realised it would be just as easy to make a felt version that would make an awesome hairclip (/brooch/hairband/hatpin/keyring..?). This is a great one if you only have a short space of time and requires very little equipment. I didn’t have a hairclip base so I ripped an ugly one apart. Very satisfying!

You will need:
2 pieces of felt
PVA glue
Rotary cutter (or scissors)
A coordinating button
Needle and thread

1) Begin by measuring out and cutting two 3 inch pieces of felt.

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2) Take one piece and glue one side thoroughly. Attach the two pieces together.

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3) with the rotary cutter, slice the rough edges away so that each piece is lined up neatly. You could also mark a line with a ruler and use scissors, but the cutter will give a better finish.

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4) now snip each corner 1 inch toward the middle of the square.

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5) take one corner, fold into the centre and sew in place with a couple of stitches. Repeat the process with the other 3 corners.

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6) Attach a button to the centre, then glue the clip in place on the back.

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and you’re finished. A wheely gweat (oh dear me, sorry!) hair accessory.

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Tia x