CRAFTS AND DIY

DIY: Hairclips

Hairclips

Esther and her lovely Hair Style posts inspired me for this craft. Apparently someone’s eating Tila’s hair clips at our home because a week doesn’t go by that we don’t lose at least (!) one. Usually even more. So instead of buying them again I decided to make a few instead. And they turned out great! Like always I tried to find the simplest way and these are literally done in minutes – the thing that takes the longest is actually the drying of the glue.

Hairclips

So, the things you need are:

Some fabric leftovers
Scissors
Glue
Glitter and furry pom poms (optional)
Hair Clips (I got mine from Ebay)

Hairclips

Draw a shape (a star, a heart, a cloud etc.) on the back side of fabric and cut it out.

Hairclips

If you want to make it glittery, first cover the front side with glue and sprinkle generously. Let it dry for about an hour or so and shake off the excess. You’ll do yourself a big favor if you do this outside or you’ll have glitter everywhere like I do!

Hairclips

The bow is also really easy to do. First cut two strips about 6 and 4 centimetres long and one 1.5 cm wide and the other one half thinner. It’s even better if you have ribbons because they won’t fray on edges in time. Now glue both ends of the thicker strip together like on the second photo above. Fold in half and wrap the thinner strip around (begin and finish at the part where the thicker strip is glued together), glue in place and strip away the excess.

Hairclips

Done!

Hairclips

I also did one with pompoms where you only need to glue the three together but there are endless possibilities. Now all there’s left to do is glue the little embellishments on hair clips. So easy.

-Polona

To read more from Polona, go to her cute blog Baby Jungle!


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Comments (4)

Ioana
June 3, 2015

Hello Polona, your hair clips are amazing.I like the one with pompoms. It would be great if you could give me the name of the clips you bought on amazon.
Kind regards,
Ioana


Esther in Amsterdam
June 4, 2015

Love these Polona!! x


Esther in Amsterdam
June 4, 2015

PS can you just use ordinary glue for this?


June 4, 2015

Oh thank you girls for your lovely comments, I didn’t expect any really so glad I checked in 🙂
Loana – I actually bought them over Ebay but you can also get them on Amazon, I just checked! Enter “snap hair clips silver” 😉
Yes, Esther, plain crafting glue – the one from UHU I talked about in my Animal Magnets DIY is perfects for this. I also bought the Aleene’s Quick Dry glue now after reading great reviews and I think I’ll do my next batch with that one 🙂


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