Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I've had some requests for a little how-to on cute hair accessories. I am in no way a professional at this, but I do have lots of fun. I thought for today we'd start with the easiest-flowers and covered clips. Fun, easy and a great addition to your little (or big) girls spring wardrobe! Supplies: flowers (Petaloo-Flora Doodles) ribbon (3/8" wide American Crafts Everyday Ribbon "Wink") buttons (American Crafts Flair "Friends") alligator clips (can usually find by the beading supply section) hot glue or other strong adhesive ruler scissors music (duh!) All my cute flowers, ribbon and buttons were purchased in the scrapbooking department. To start (for 1 clip): Cut ribbon 4 1/4" long. Open alligator clip and run some hot glue along the underside of top clamp and stick your ribbon on. Continue gluing your ribbon all along the outside of the clip until you run out of ribbon. Set clip aside. For the flowers: I chose to layer different colors of flowers from a scrapbook kit. Hot glue layers together. (You could easily just use a cute flower from the floral department-just pull the backing off enough that the flower will lay flat on your clip.) Add a center-These flowers came with centers, but you could use whatever buttons you have or jewels or beads...The possibilities are endless. Glue flower piece to clip and voila! You're done!! Easy ribbon bows: Cover the clip same as the flower clip. Take another piece of ribbon (4 1/4" long) and fold the ends in (overlap them) to make a bow. Hot glue both ends down and glue seam side down to clip. Use a button, jewel, small flower, etc. for the center. Button Clip: Cover clip as before. Hot glue cute button on. How easy is that?! Now how do we care for our cute new clippies? You could make (or buy) one of those cute ribbon memo boards or you could swipe an old key ring from your hubby's key chain collection, glue some ribbon on it. Hang it on the wall and instant bow storage! Enjoy!!