This is my favorite buckle at the moment. Really it is. I find myself staying up way too late at night making them just because I enjoy them so much. This is the one that I wore when I went on Studio 5. It is so much fun and so easy to make. They also look fantastic as hair clips and glued to headbands. Once you start, you will be hooked!
Aren’t these fun as buckles! Really!
To start off you will need to have 16- 2 1/2″ squares of fabric, a 3″ square of felt, a center (large bead, button, fabric roses are my personal preference.) Start by gluing your center to middle of the fabric square.
Then take and pinch your square on the sides and then fold it in itself so that the center of the square becomes a point.
Dab a bit of hot glue (or fabric glue or you can sew it) on the point of the square and gently tuck it under the center. Do that four times around the center.
Then, take two more square and glue them on the inside edges of one of the openings.
Take one last square and glue it in the center of the last two “fans.”
Repeat this around the entire center. You will end up with a great pinwheel design.
Turn the flower over and cut the felt around the edges of the hot glue so that you don’t see the felt peeking out from underneath your flower.
For a different look, you can cut out circles instead of squares, alternate colors or both! For alternating colors, you will need 8 squares or circles of each color.
For alternating colors, glue down your center and glue into place 4 fans that are of the same fabric
With the coordinating fabric, glue one on either side of the opening.
Finish off with a final “fan” in the original fabric and repeat around the entire center.
This flower looks more like a flower than pinwheel. Cute, fun and just a bit different.