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Today I am joining up with a bunch of other bloggers to share projects made with our Cricuts. A while ago we all got a box filled with lots of fun stuff, different kinds of vinyl and paper as well as some other things. At the end of this post you can see all of the projects that everyone made as well as enter a giveaway to win the same box that we got. Our challenge was to make something using at least one of the products in the box. It wasn't really a challenge to come up with and idea, for me the more challenging part was to choose which idea I was going to go with. One of the products in the box was something I had never used before, in fact I had never even seen it before. It is a faux leather that is really thin so that it can be cut with a regular blade. You don't need a deep cut blade like you would to cut real leather. I thought it seemed like it would be something fun to try. The other thing is I felt like the textures and colors had a very fall feel so it seemed seasonally appropriate.
I thought that the faux leather would make cute little flowers that could be made into hair clips for my girls or used anywhere else you might want flowers.
They are super easy to make, just cut a couple of flowers and layer them together. Then add a button for a cute center. After that you can add it to a hair clip or headband or whatever else you want. I made a couple different styles, one with the blue faux leather that has 2 layers, and a 3 layered flower out of the coppery colored faux leather.
How to Make a Faux Leather Flower Clip
You will need:
- Design Space File for Flower Clips or design your own layered flowers in Design Space
- Patina Pebbled Faux Leather Sampler
- Cricut Explore Air
- A large needle (like a yarn needle)
- Glue (I used Liquid Fusion to glue the flower together and hot glue to glue the hair clip on)
- A needle and thread (optional)
First cut out your flowers using your cutting machine. Then choose your buttons. One of my buttons had two holes, the other was a shank button. I used a large needle to poke holes in the leather where I was going to sew the button on the blue flowers and in the center where I wanted to poke the shank through on the copper flower. You do not need to sew the button on because you will glue everything together, I just added stitching to the blue flower because I liked the way it looked.
The next thing I did was attach the buttons and arrange the flowers the way that I wanted. With the blue flower this meant sewing the button on, with the copper flower I just poked the shank through the hole I had made in the center of all the layers. Then I added a little bit of glue in between the layer to secure them in place. The last thing to do is attach the flower to whatever you want, in my case a hair clip. I just used hot glue to glue the clip to the back of the flower. It only took a couple of minutes to make them so it was a really quick, fun project and my daughter loves her new blue flower clip.
I'm excited to join 22 other super talented bloggers for the Fall Cricut Challenge. Check out what these talented ladies created below and enter to win a HUGE box of supplies from Cricut!
DIY Faux Leather Jewelry from It Happens In A Blink
DIY Trick or Treat Bags from Housewives of Riverton
Easy Triangle Garland from Our Thirfty Ideas
Halloween Skull Leggings from 7Alive
Fall No Sew Buffalo Check Pillow from Lydi Out Loud
Brand Sparkling New Onesie from Tastefully Frugal
Cinderella Pumpkins from Auntie Tay
DIY Halloween Pillow from The Happy Scraps
Falling For You Shirt from The Quiet Grove
Faux Leather Flower Clips from 5 Little Monsters
Something Wicked This Way Comes Banner from Albion Gould
Blessed Flower Arrangement from Crafting In The Rain
Squad Ghouls Halloween T-Shirt from Housewife Eclectic
DIY Leather Bows from Artsy-Fartsy Mama
BOO Halloween Headbands from RaeGun Ramblings
DIY Flower Skull From Cloudy Day Gray
Kids Thanksgiving Graphic T-Shirts from Over The Big Moon
Faux Leather Floral Cuffs from Hello Creative Family
Fall Paper Leaf Wreath from Frenchie Wraps
Glitter Apron from Midge and Madge
DIY Fall Mantel from Major Hoff Takes A Wife
Halloween Party Props from Nite Owl Creates
Disney Savings Jar from Inspiration Made Simple
DIY Farmhouse Sign from A Southern Mother
Want to make one (or all) of these projects? We've teamed up with Cricut to help with that! Enter through the widget below to win a HUGE box full of supplies including:
Giveaway is open to residents of US and Canada ages 18+. Giveaway ends on 10/21/2016 at Midnight MST. Winner will be notified within 24 hours and has 24 hours to respond.