Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Mustache Goes Girly: Making Mustachio Barrettes


I know, I know, I'm a little late to the party when it comes to mustache-related crafts.  This is my first one!  I've had a bit of a love/hate thing with the whole mustache theme.  When it started out I thought it was super cute and then it was EVERYWHERE and I got super tired of it.  But somehow it's kind of grown on me again - especially with the idea of taking it in new directions, like making a mustache "girly".

I found some resin mustache flat backs and knew I had to make something fun with them. And what's more fun or easy than some sassy mustachio barrettes for a little miss?  Here's how to make 'em:
You'll Need:

- Felt
- Ultra Firm Stabilizer (this holds the crisp, outlined shape nicely)
- Metal Barrettes
- Hot Glue Gun
- Embroidery Floss & Needle
- Flat back resin mustaches (found in the scrapbook section of Hobby Lobby)
- Paper, pencil & scissors

Draw an outline of a mustache on paper to the size desired & cut out.  I wanted mine to echo the handlebar style of the resin pieces so I followed that shape, but bigger.  Use the pattern to cut the felt and stabilizer. Also cut two felt rectangles that fit inside the barrettes and are slightly wider.
Layer a felt mustache over a piece of stabilizer and stitch around the edge with embroidery floss to make a nice contrasting outline and hold the layers together:
Place a small rectangle of felt inside the barrette, then spread hot glue over the barrette top and the felt.  Firmly press the felt mustache on top.
Next place hot glue on the back of the flat back mustache and press onto center of felt:
And now it's time to rock the 'do, mustachio-style:


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13 comments:

  1. Those are CUTE! Adorable in fact. I've not seen the moustache used as an art subject so that's my first time to see that. I bet now I'll see it more!
    Thanks so much for joining my party!
    Doni

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  2. soooo cute! Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

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  3. Mustaches are so popular these days!! Way cute. I hope you stop by to link: http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/01/link-party-2.html
    Nancy

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  4. So cute Cheryl, would be great with a cowboy hat or a little western outfit! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling sunday, great to see you!

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  5. Cheryl! They are soooo cute!! I want some for myself hehe

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  6. So cute! My four year old would get a kick out of these! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday.

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    Thanks for linking up!
    Sumo:)

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  7. Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing your inspirational craft with our Crafty Showcase last week! You rock!

    We can't wait for you to stop in and share more of your ideas with us. The Crafty Showcase is open from Friday midnight until Thursday noon! http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/01/12/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-15/

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Susie @Bowdabra

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  8. Those are adorable! I might just have to make a trip to Hobby Lobby and surprise my daughter, the mustache-o-holic in our family. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  9. This is so darn cute! Love your blog:)

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog's twitter, FB and Pinterest. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

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  10. dis is cool. i dont no how to maek dis. is momi chupossed to do it? i so confoozed..... pleez help me? i need momi. wer do i get da mostash?

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