• Glitterfelt Butterfly Hairclip

    This month we are posting are make and take projects from the CHA show that was just held in Anaheim, California. A make and take is a normally a quick and easy project that the consumer can do at the manufacturers booth which demonstrates the use of the product.  In this case I was highlighting how easy it is to die cut the Kunin Eco-fi Glitterfelt with my big shot by Sizzix. Almost all of the Sizzix dies are great for cutting Kunin felt.  I was able to cut 2, 3 and 4 layers of felt at the same time!  So, think outside the box and create easy embellishments with Kunin Felt and your dies – the possibilities are endless!

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    Materials:

    • Kunin Eco-Fi felt 9″ x 12″ sheet Glitterfelt in black, orange and yellow (or you can select color combinations of your choice)
    • Eileen Hull Designs butterfly Bigz die for Sizzix
    • Big Shot die cutting machine by Sizzix
    • Beacon felt glue
    • Rhinestones in topaz (or colors of your choice)
    • Hairclip or pin back
    • Scissors

    Instructions

    1. Rough cut black Glitterfelt and sandwich with die between cutting plates with glitter side up. Run through big shot. Remove butterfly pieces and discard excess.  Repeat with a second piece of black Glitterfelt with glitter side down.  (This will allow you to cut a left and a right wing.  Repeat with orange and yellow Glitterfelt.
    2. Layer and attach using felt glue, starting with solid black butterfly on bottom, then solid orange butterfly, then black cut out wings, then black butterfly body.
    3. Fussy cut yellow flowers from cut out wing shape and layer on black wing.
    4. Attach a topaz rhinestone to the center of each flower.  Attach hair clip to back of butterfly.
    5. Let glue dry completely.

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    Note: to prevent hair from catching, line inside of hair clip with another layer of felt, securing with felt glue.

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