Monday, June 27, 2011

day eighteen: home made flower hair clips

the hair clip in use with its new diy flower!
day eighteen and pollyanna is growing her fringe out so i was inspired to make some pretty hair clips to get the hair out of her eyes!  i pinned these beautiful hair clips from the pinterest gallery onto my general crafts board and the original tutorial comes from squiggly twigs.  this blog is gorgeous and has lots of free tutorials as well as a store to buy patterns from, loads of wonderful inspiration here!

the small amount of bits you need :)
super duper easy, you need some large ric rac (18" for each flower), hot glue gun, and some plain hairclips.  the original version used bobby pins but as i had plain little snap ones i thought i would test the waters with clips.  the instructions also called for a bit of felt to cover the back of the flower but this is not necessary.  i did end up using the felt as it made the back of the flower nice and neat and a good base for which to glue the flower onto the hair clip.  i also glued as i rolled to give the flowers a little more robustness ... my daughter is my princess but she gets really dirty for a princess!

outcome: i love these so much, i NEED more big ric rac. i am going to use these on cards, mini albums, more hair cips, anything really they are addictive! ... they only take about 10 minutes to finish and most of that time is spent waiting for the glue to heat up ... really cool and we love them in this house!

many thanks for the inspiration from squiggly twigs, they are such a neat idea and every little girl will love them i am sure!

photo fun challenge day 13: reminder of childhood
i remember going for my passport photo when mum and dad
took mo and i overseas for the first time ... now its ben and
pollyanna's turn!

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