I made one last night for fun..no instructions but I just found one free inst. that's similar too.. http://www.instructables.com/id/fabr...wer-hair-clip/
Instead of freehanding in cutting, I used a Cuttlebug die (1st pic): Provo Craft Flower #1 Cuttlebug 2X2 Die Set 4Pk 22-37-1206
As to how many pcs I used, I used 12 pcs. It might be a tad dense instead of fluffy but hey, it's my first..lol...So, it's up to one's preference how many pcs you'd want to use or to achieve the effect of the said flower by the OP. Oh, finished size of the flower using that 1st die is under 1.5" in width.
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