8.27.2008

Hair Clip Tutorial Part One

For my baby shower one of my good friends gave me a set of these hair clips. They were one of my favorite things to receive, and now I give them away at all the baby girl showers I go to. I love them and they are so easy to make. You can easily whip out a set of 10 in a half hour. This is a tutorial on the "easy" way to make them. Meaning with a glue gun. If you are too good for a glue gun then I can't help you. There will be no hand sewing hair clips today.

DISCLAIMER: I'm not a writer. I don't do grammar, spelling, and all that nonsense. So please don't be offended if my writing is bad. Also I'm not a very good photographer. Enjoy!

Materials
Hair Clips (box of 100 $4.99 @ Sally Beauty Supply)
Glue Gun
Ribbon
Scrap Booking Brads
Silk Flowers


1. Cut length of ribbon. About 4.5 inches.
2. Clip the hair clip onto ribbon length wise.



3. Glue top of clip over opening. Fold ribbon over being sure to keep flat and straight. This will seal inside and outside of the top of clip together.






4. Glue end of clip and push ribbon in to cover the part you pinch.







5. Glue back side of the pincher and fold ribbon over to finish. I like to keep the main part of the back of clip plain because I feel like it grips the hair better. You can cover it if you would like, but it doesn't really show.




6. Deconstruct your silk flower. Throw away the center but keep everything else.






7. Arrange petals and pick out a scrapbooking Brad. Stick the prongs of your brad through the center of your petals. If you feel like your petals are lying too flat then you can use the extra plastic piece from your silk flower to add some lift. I usually like to use 2-3 layers of petals. You can make them as big or as small as you would like.


8. When you get your flowers looking the way you would like them too glue to the top center of your ribbon covered clip.






That's it you are done (see photo at the top of post). I use a lot of variations on this idea. For lazy days when I just put the munchkin in a onesie I will use a clip that is just covered in ribbon. For church I use the flowers or I have made them with bows too. You can put anything on these babies and they will look adorable. But my favorites are the flowers!

And yes I am having a giveaway. The lucky winner will win a set of 10 clips. 4 flowers, 3 ribbon, and 3 bows. So leave a comment below, and link this post to your blog or website. Do this by Monday Sept. 1. The winner will be announced on Tuesday Sept. 2. Anyone can enter and the winner is chosen randomly by my DH out of a hat.

Make some! You will be surprised by how easy they are and how cute they will look in your kiddos hair!

9 comments:

Marie said...

OH! I would love some of those. Great tutorial. I think I may even try to make some myself! I have a "shout out" to you on my blog with the link! These are too cute to keep to myself! I hope I win!!

luke and cami said...

Hey! It's Cami (Errebo), the other girl with your same b-day :) I don't know how I found you, but I did, and I love the bows and craftiness that you are sharing. I actually don't really have a crafty bone in my body, but I sure would like to develop one. Your little girl is ADORABLE. Girls are awsome, we have 2 and they are fun.......they just lack cute hair flower things. Hope all is well with you and you family!

Mandy said...

I don't have "baby" girls, but I still have girls and those are too cute! Sign me up! Get all of the crafty stuff done that you want now, because the more you have the less time you have to do that fun stuff!

Beth said...

Thanks for this. I am totally going to try to be crafty and make these.

The Sinclairs said...

I actually think I may try this, I have a friend who just had a little girl a few months ago that lives down the street. But it couldn't hurt to possibly win a few ready made ones to add to the mix! Totally adorable girly!

Joseph and Brittany said...

I don't have a little girl but my friends little girl is having a birthday so these would be perfect. I would love to make them. By the way I just came across your blog and love that you started it. I will be checking back often. Thanks
Brittany

jessy said...

I love the hair clips. My older girls wear them all the time. And someday Kate will grow her hair back and then she will love them too! You don't have to sign me up for the drawing since you've already made me some!

Marie said...

I got these last week and LOVE them!! Thanks so much. They ave inspired me to make some of my own.... as soon as I get the clips from SAlly!

hair clips said...

So cute and easy! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try it!