Make your own Graffiti Rose pin/hairclip

Graffiti Rose

I have a little bit of a girl blog crush. Totally love what Alisa Burke has been doing lately on her blog! She is one talented lady!

I’ve been doing a little graffiti crafting of my own and tonight it is this pretty graffiti rose! It didn’t turn out exactly like I wanted, but I still think it is pretty fab. And it is sooooo easy. Here’s how you make it!

Graffiti Rose pin/hair clip

Tulip® Fabric Spray in red, pink, orange, and black
Tulip® Fashion Graffiti paint tagger in black
Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue
– Letter stickers (small)
– fake white silk rose
– black leaves from black roses
– black tulle
– black felt
– pinback/barrette
– scissors

1. Cut stem from fake white rose.
2. Place letter stickers randomly all over white rose.
3. Spray Tulip® Fabric Sprays randomly over entire rose. Don’t saturate entire rose. Leave some areas white. Let dry.
4. Remove letters from rose. Mine honestly didn’t stick as well as I would have hoped, so the color saturated into most of my stickers. Boo! But it still looks pretty.
5. Edge petals with black paint tagger. Let dry. It’s imperfect, just have fun playing!
6. Cut two strips of tulle (approx. 9″ long x 2″ wide). Fold them in half and tie into a knot. Using Tacky Glue, glue to back of rose. Cut and glue black leaves onto back as well.
7. Cut out a 2.5″ diameter circle from felt. Glue over top of knotted tulle and press into place. Let dry.
8. Glue pin back/barrette onto felt and let dry.

Here’s a detail of where the letters did show up!

graffiti rose detail

I hope you enjoyed this little project!

Until next time Swellions!



  1. says

    wow, that looks amazing! just might have to try that….

    i also, really like alisa’s blog!! she has some great ideas and style to her work!

  2. says

    OMG I have a crush on Alisa too! I’ve taken just about all of her classes and her painting technique has changed my artsy life! Glad to find someone else who is smitten too. The rose is great and I will haul out my silk flowers to add a funky edge… Thanks.

  3. says

    I’m in the process of making this right now. My colors aren’t nearly as vibrant as yours. I’ve already peeled off the alphabet letters, but I think I might spritz more paint on, even if it means taking some letters off.

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