Friday, June 5, 2009

Tutorial- Dandelion Puff Barrettes

Tell me what is wrong with this dandelion.
The first person to guess correctly will be featured during my upcoming
*There is nothing wrong with the tutorial, but the flower it's self.*
I apologize for my less than perfect photos. I had bad lighting today.
How To Make Dandelion Puff Barrettes

Yellow Felt
Hair Clip
Sewing needle


Cut a 12" by 1" strip of yellow felt.
You can also try longer lengths and/or widths for a larger flower.

Cut thin slits on one side of the strip, from end to end widthwise.
Be careful not to cut to the opposite side!
Stay between the red arrows.

Roll up the entire strip, just like a "Fruit Roll-up"!
It sticks together pretty well because of the fibers.
No worries of it unraveling during this process.

Sew the rolled layers together.
Start from the outside and thread to the center
(as shown).
*Sew from center to the outside and through center again and Repeat.*
Continue stitching over and through the center, then back out and repeat.
Make sure to stitch all the way around.
Give the thread a pull to tighten the layers.
Tie ends off.
Your Dandelion Puff is finished, let's connect it to the barrette and leaf now!

Cut out desired leaf shape, make sure it's large enough to cover the barrette!
If you'd like to embroider leaf veins, do that now.
I like E6000, it has a strong hold and outlasts most glues.
It can be bought at most craft stores.
You can also use hot glue if you don't have E6000 handy.
Line the glue generously around the clip.
Do not glue the middle piece!

Press the clip and leaf together.
Wipe the excess glue from the clip edges.
Leave the center clip piece up while the glue dries.
This will ensure that the pieces don't glue together.

Squish the tied thread ends into the middle and place glue on top.
This will keep the threads hidden between the flower puff and the leaf.

Press the dandelion puff onto the leaf.

Let this dry over night before using.

I'd love to see any dandelion Puff Barrettes you make using this tutorial!

Want to cover your hair clippie completely for a more professional touch?
(I plan on doing this next time!)
Look at this wonderful tutorial for help.


  1. it's not supposed to have a green leaf!

  2. lol, Dandelions have green leaves, Salad!

  3. really? well i'll admit i'm no dandelion expert. lol

    ok it's supposed to have more than one leaf.

  4. lol, probably, but that's not it, Salad!

  5. The leaves are long lance shaped leaves and usually have toothed edges and once the rosette forms, it is consisted of a bunch of ray florets. Which looks like little stems inside the flower in the color yellow. Theyre thin & surround the flower throughout.

  6. hi..i see you know my friend "salad" your blog and your post..i don't know what's wrong with the looks adorable to me..check out my blof post on "how to paint clouds on the ceiling" and i'll try to make dandelions for my hair! peace leslie/stymiepie

  7. It's a great dandillon but the leaves have a different shape ?

  8. Oh that's so cute!! I'm gonna go with the others on the leaves, they usually don't have any right next to the flower, as the leaves cling close to the ground and the flower projects... and tastes good in salad too :) Just don't pick the ones in the front yard...

  9. That's so adorable! Thank you for sharing. :) I'm gonna make some for my little sisters!

  10. The leaves should be longer and pointed with jagged edges but it is definitely too cute just as it is. I read your bio, I taught myself to crochet years ago with one of those little pocket books you buy at the grocery checkout they give pretty good instructions. And thanks for visiting my blog and following me.~Diane

  11. The leaves on a dandelion are never up near the bloom like that. They are down on the ground and look very different than your leaf.

  12. so cute!! I would love to see a white one

  13. This is such a cute creation!!! I love that you posted a tutorial on how to make it :0)

  14. hi lilly! :) i just wanted to let you know i put up your cute dandelion video you and your daughter made on my blog as well as a link to your contest here! :)

  15. So cute! Great tutorial.
    ( I have absolutely no idea what is wrong with

  16. The flower looks great, but if you're being 'picky'--- it's missing the stamen in the center. Normally the center is appears more rounded with touch of darker shade --- stamen tips might work.

  17. Wow SBA! I love that answer, though that wasn't it. But I love it!

  18. This is adorable! I know it's meant to be for little girls, but I would totally wear it too. :-)

  19. Hi Lillyshaystyle, It's me yourmommakesjewelry.
    I would say your leaf design is wrong. It has a smooth leave shape and it should have more "fingers" or whatever you call them on a leaf?

  20. My guess is that there's absolutely nothing wrong with it.

  21. The only thing I can find wrong with the dandelion is that is has a hair clip attached to it. The dandelions on my yard don't. Maybe your have a different breed of dandelion?

  22. so cute! great tutorial. dandelions are my favorite "weed" : ]

  23. Ha, Audrey! I know! (It's the new style)

  24. :) this is great thanks for the post ^^

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