Freecycle Friday…..On Saturday!! More Re-Purposing With Kids Clothes

Happy Friday!!! (uuhhhh……Saturday :}
I was too busy yesterday and most of today enjoying some fun migraines (and 3 sweet, needy kiddos).
A treat for you guys on this fine weekend.

MORE cute accessories from my kids clothes (and even something for me this time :)

I used the tulle from the bottom of this skirt that I used in last week’s post.
To make the cute hair clips flowers, just take that tulle and cut some different sized circles.

Using your handy lighter (or, to make things easier light a tealight and use that) to singe the edges of each circle. This will make them curl up nicely. I’ve seen the singed edge flowers all over blogland, but not yet using tulle (using satin~y polyester fabric, like here)

This tulle is made from polyester (it’s the kind of tulle that’s softer and flowy) and that’s what makes the edges melt nicely.

If you’re lucky (and better than me), you won’t blacken the edges like me!!

I used these cute pearl brads for the centers. And then hot glued them all onto my re-purposed hairclip that I covered with ribbon. Next time, I won’t use black since it kinda shows through.

Very Nice!!!
Doesn’t the back of my hair look SO CUTE?!?!?!
BTW… was very hard to take the picture over-my-shoulder-in-the-bathroom-mirror :)

For the rosettes, my friend Katie told me how she made hers, except she used wired ribbon and no sewing (way easier :)

For mine, I took strips of tulle 15″ x 3-4″ and folded them in half.

Sew a straight running stitch down the open side (don’t backstitch).

Then, just pull one of threads to ruffle it right up nicely.

Make a few knots and make sure it’s tight and then fluff it up and twist it till you like the rosette.

I attached a small piece of felt to the back with hot glue and attached a pinback to each one.

That way I can glam up any cute shirt and not worry about ruining these flowers in the wash.

AND to make sure I used EVERYTHING (like he does with the buffalo in Dances With Wolves :)……

I cut the waistband right off the skirt and it makes a perfect headband with NO SEWING!!!! I like that :)

….Have fun….
……cutting up your little ones’ clothes :)

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About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.


  1. Hi I was wanting to make the BE Blocks like you have and I was wondering if you could tell me the Font you used? I really like it.
    Thanks Kailey

  2. They look so nice and I think that the sewing will make the roses be more safe. And you did good on taking the photo over the shoulder!

    Hugs Ann-Marie

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