I was invited by Steph @ Crafting In The Rain to join her craft series, called Make A Splash, where she chooses a craft supply and the challenge is to make something using that item. The craft supply for February was bows so I had a fabulous, groundbreaking idea….
make pretty little hair clips with bows
Oh wait…they’ve been done before…now what? Ummm…I’ll just make them anyway!
These clips are super easy to make. You just need ribbon, clips and a hot glue gun. I chose this style of hair clips because I feel like they stay in better than other styles but you can use any kind you like.
Hot glue one end of the ribbon to the underside of the clip. Next, put hot glue along the top of the clip and attach the ribbon. Now it is easy to tell how much ribbon you will need to tuck the last side under, so cut the ribbon.
Glue the final end of ribbon to the underside of the clip.
Make a loop from the other piece of ribbon so that it is slightly smaller than the clip and hold it together in the center with some hot glue.
Attach the loop to the clip.
Cut a small piece of the first ribbon and glue it so that it is centered on the clip.
Then, tuck the ends underneath and glue them down.
Now isn’t that sweet?
Then, since they are so easy to make, grab some more ribbon and do it again. Sometimes I add gems or buttons and I like to attach them to brightly colored card stock. When I make these hair clips to sell, I punch a hole in the center top and that makes them easy to hang.