Yesterday afternoon i decided to make a some hair clips for a few girlies in my life. We go through hair clips as fast as we go through pull-ups around here so i try not to spend a lot of time making them because i know they'll eventually just end up in a bowl of spaghetti or in a pile of mud. But in the meantime, they are necessary and fun.
So, here are the basic supplies i started out with:
-nice sharp scissors
(i was just given this pair by a friend and they are FANTASTIC!
(wool blend felt holds up much longer than the synthetic, but if you're loosing them every month or so- who cares?!
-Beads, buttons, ribbon scraps
-metal hair clips
*side note: i usually use the basic "alligator" clip with or without teeth. i like the teeth for thicker hair but they can be a little bulky and sometimes pull on hair when removing. the snap clips are nice for babies but i think they require a little more work to decorate.
So then, ya just kind of cut and glue. Cirlces are my favorite because they are so easy. i used to sew on the beads but now i just glue them to save time. HOWEVER, if you're making these for a baby that likes to pull them out and suck on them i would probably sew or leave any buttons/ beads OFF entirely.
For the two pom-pom clips this tutorial from " I am Momma- Hear me Roar"
So easy and real cute.
have fun decorating the little girls in your life!