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Hair Clips for Easter

Posted Apr 15 2011 10:45am

I thought I would take a break from yammering on about my health and share with you my most recent craft project.

This weekend, as I walked through Joann’s looking for thread to mend some holes in my clothes, I got this fabulous idea to make hair clips for my nieces.  Last year I sent them little stuffed Easter Bunnies and candy.  I’m sure sugar and stuffed animals are the last thing they need.  I am guessing my sister and brother-in-law will approve of these clips.

I pretty much think these are super cute.  I hope they think the same.  (Keep reading for instructions)

If I was more patient and had more time, I’d do a step by step guide.  But I am not, so I won’t.  I can provide you with the gist of it though.

Supplies:

  • Little hair clippy thingies.  (I got a pack of 18 for $3)
  • Flowery accessories
  • Matching ribbon
  • Thread to match the ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue (not pictured)
  • Clear nail polish (also not pictured)

1.) Cut the ribbon to size, leaving enough to fold over the edges of the clippies.

2.) Paint a little clear nail polish on the edges of the ribbon to avoid frizzing.

3.) Hot glue one folded edge and then hot glue the rest, smoothing it out as you lay the ribbon down.

4.) Hot glue on the little pre-made flowers.  Be generous.

5.) Strategically and carefully sew the flower ribbon on to the hair clippy for added support  (I have no idea how to explain this).

6.)  Voila.  This took me maybe a half hour to 45 minutes.  The hardest part was wrapping the thread around the flower and the clippy for more support.

I modeled this for you below.  Notice my weekend hair.

There you have it.  If you are looking for a weekend craft project for you, a daughter, or a niece, this is a super quick and easy one.

Have a good weekend.

–Shawnee, The Ex-Perfectionist


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