I’ve been working on a bunch of hair clips lately but I made one that I really liked and thought I’d share it with you. I love trying to figure out new ways to use the stuff I already have around here.
- Fake Daisy (or similar) flower (Dollar Tree and on sale at Michael’s are where I usually get mine)
- Ribbon, 2 colors/patterns
- Accent (button, bottle top, rhinestone, patch, etc)
- Alligator clip (from Sally Beauty Supply)
- Glue gun and glue sticks
As with the Ribbon Flower, begin by covering a clip with ribbon. This step is not necessary but it does make for a neater final product. My method: Choose one of your ribbons, singe the edge to avoid fraying and hold it in the clip. Run a bead of hot glue along the top and fold the ribbon over. Cut the ribbon to length to cover the portion of the back wear your fingers hold the clip, singe the edge and glue down. I like to leave the bottom open, or uncovered.
Take one or more of the flowers apart and lay petal layers on top of each other. Use a dab of glue between each to make sure all layers stick together. (BONUS: If you just add your accent and slap it on a clip, you have your basic flower clip!)
Cut 3 pieces of the “under” ribbon to just shorter than the diameter of the flower. To create the points, fold the tip in half and snip on a diagonal.
Cut 3 pieces of the main ribbon so that when it is in a flattened loop it is just smaller than flower and “under” ribbon. Glue ends together to create the loop then flatten by glueing top to bottom of your loop.
Glue each piece of the under ribbon on to the flower, laying the first two in an “X” shape and the third up and down. Again, glue the loops to your flower and ribbon by laying the first two in an “X” shape and the third across (should fall in between the “under” ribbon).Glue your accent to the center on top of your stacked flower and ribbons.
Finally, run a bead of glue on the top of your ribbon covered clip and press onto the back to create a hair clip. You could use a different style of hair barrette, glue to headband, or even a pin back for different uses. I use my hair clips with crocheted headbands for my daughter.
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