I have to admit — there are times I wondered if this day would come. The day my baby girl would actually have enough hair for legitimate ponytails and hair clips and things. For about two years, we were clipping back teeny-tiny wisps of fine, blond hair and clapping delightedly.
She’s also my girl that actually likes hair bobbles and pretties (the other one would shave her head if I let her, but I’m not ready for that yet) and so we made some heart hair clips for her to wear.
(look at all that hair! Yeay!)
We began by lining a small alligator clip (our preferred style of hair clip, because there’s no fiddling with them. Just slide them in and they stay well) with ribbon:
I use QuickGrip All Purpose Permanent Adhesive for things like hair clips…I’ve noticed when I use the glue gun, everything dries and then pops off. Permanent adhesives seem to work much better and don’t burn off my fingerprints in the process.
Then I took a fabric scrap I had, sandwiched it between some fusible web interfacing to give it some firmness and hopefully keep it from fraying as much, and ironed everything.
I drew a few hearts on some scrap paper and cut them out to see how they would look on my hair clip. When I got the size I liked, I traced it onto the fabric, cut it out and glued it to the clip.
The whole process took about ten minutes or less, and was super-cheap (you could probably make 10-15 clips for less than $5)…this would be a great favor for a fairy tea or Valentine’s Day party — or just make a bunch for your girls to wear around!