Pinwheel Felt Hair Accessories

We made these Jubilee felt pinwheels to wear for the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations but they would work equally well for 4th of July fun. You can use them to make hair accessories, necklaces, bracelets brooches. They work as an embellishment on pretty much everything.

Felt Pin wheel hair accessory

You will need:

Red, blue and white felt (I used felt off cuts which makes them very inexpensive). Red, blue and white pom poms or buttons. Bobbles and hair grips. If you don’t have any pom poms or buttons you could use small circles of felt instead.

Felt Jubilee hair accessories

1. Cut out approx 2 inch felt circles. You will need to different coloured circles for each pin wheel. I used an old bottle lid which was slightly bigger than 2 inches.

Felt hair accessories

2. Choose two different coloured circles of felt, lay them on top of each other and fold in half. Cut 1/4 of the way along each end. Open up and fold in half the opposite way (it makes a cross) and again cut 1/4 way along each end.

Felt Jubilee hair accessories

3.  Take one of the top corners and carefully fold down to the center of the circle. Sew in place with a couple of stitches. Take the opposite corner, fold down and again sew in place with a couple of stitches.

Felt Jubilee hair accessories 4 small

4. Fold the remaining corners in and sew them in place. You should now have a pinwheel that looks like this. Don’t worry if your stitches show at this point as they will be covered by the pom pom or button.

Felt Jubilee hair accessories 5 small

5. Take a pom pom or button in the missing colour, put it in the center of the pin wheel and sew in place. You could glue the center embellishment on if you prefer.

Felt Jubilee hair accessories 6 small

6. Your pinwheel is now finished. These ones with the buttons are going to be glued on to a felt crown I am making for the girls for the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Felt Jubilee hair accessories 7 small

7. I made some other pinwheels with pom poms in the middle that I made hair accessories out of. For the bobble you need to sew the felt on either side of the felt square. For the hair slide I sewed the felt square on first and then slid on the hair grip. You can also thread them on to ribbon, tulle, a necklace, string … the list is endless.

Felt Jubilee hair accessories 8 small

I love them. So easy to make, very effective and a nice accessory for the upcoming Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations

Jubilee pinwheel

Jubilee pinwheel 2 small


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20 Responses to Pinwheel Felt Hair Accessories

  1. Molly says:

    They are fabulous and look wonderful in use, thanks so much for linking up. Happy Jubilee weekend :0

  2. So cute, have a great dress for my LO to wear to jubilee party but no matching hair slides, problem solved, thanks.

  3. These are so lovely! I must give them a go, I’ve only ever done the paper variety before. I have two girls who don’t have hair slides for there out fits this weekend, just hope I have the right colours.

  4. Liz Burton says:

    Ahhhh I’m SO making these!! Thanks for the tute x

  5. wow, these are amazing!!! Thanks for linking to Science Sparks xx

  6. pinkoddy says:

    What a great idea- they are really pretty.
    Enjoy the long weekend.

  7. Carrie says:

    Those are adorable!! They would be great for our 4th of July here in the States. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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