I’ve started making hair clips for the girls. I like doing this because 1.) I can customize them to match any outfit and 2.) these girls tend to run around and hang upside down a lot and do…I don’t know what else. Whatever it is, it causes them to lose hair clips. And if I’d paid $5 or $10 for two of them at a children’s store, I’d be really mad about it and tell them to stop running around having fun because it was costing me too much money.
They’re simple to make and I really only have one word of advice for anyone creating their own. Put down the glue gun and slowly back away. That’s it. I’ve never had success with glue-gunned accessories staying on metal hair clips. Something like this works much better:
Look for something that says “all-purpose adhesive” or a bead and plastic adhesive. You can find them at any craft store or online here. The glue holds up much better. You can also find plain girls’ clips and barrettes at craft stores, and then it’s simply a matter of using your imagination.
(I like these for older girls and the little alligator clips for babies)
I glued a thin ribbon around the clip and then added contrasting buttons. Let dry 24 hours. Here are a few more ideas:
I’m especially proud of this next hair accessory, which is silly because it was so easy. But I’ve seen buttons everywhere on girls’ clothes this fall — sweaters, jeans, headbands. I made my own using a headband from the grocery store (I think I paid $2.50 for a 5-pack) and buttons and glue:
I just love giant oversized flowers on tiny little girl heads. So. Stinking. Cute.
So there you go! I love that you can change the ribbon and buttons for each outfit — makes me feel like a chic mama — or, considering that I’m in my pjs right now — at least a mama of chic kids.
Linking to: A Bowl Full of Lemons and
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