5.28.2008

Hair Clips

Recently our girls got cute little cropped haircuts, and they look adorable. The short hair, however, means no more ponytails, pigtails, or braids. But, I had to figure out someway to keep the hair out of their eyes, so we have been using clips or barrettes every day.


I wanted to come up with something a little more unique than what we could find at the grocery store, so I decided to embellish some basic bobby pins.


After finding some adorable brads in the scrapbooking section at Michael's, I got out my glue gun... 

Actually, that's not true.  

I started out using some E6000 glue that I picked up. Maybe I overreacted, but I stopped using it when it said it was "known to the state of California to cause cancer." My children are constantly putting things in their mouths (pennies, toys, their own feet), why would a hair clip be any different? I'm sure it would probably have been fine once it was dried, but it wasn't necessary to take the chance.

Hence, the glue gun, because it is totally safe to eat hot glue. 


First, I fed the brad through the bobby pin end. 


Using needle-nose pliers, I twisted the brad ends around until it was tightly secured. 


Finally, I gently lifted the brad off of the bobby pin so that I could have room for a drop of hot glue, and then pressed it back into place. The glue was probably not necessary because I wound the brad pretty tight, but since my girls will be wearing them, I figured a little extra security wouldn't hurt (plus, its fun to use hot melty glue). 


Hmmm, I might have to steal these for myself.

25 comments:

Holly said...

Those are so stinkin cute... perfect for those sweet little bobs!

Craft Junkie said...

Too cute! My hair is ultra short but cuties like these might just entice me to let it grow. *grin*

BTW, I found you through Today's Creative Blog...you're awesome! Adding a link to your page on my blog. I will be a regular from now on *crosses heart*

Krista said...

What a GREAT idea, Kristin! LOVE IT!! I'll have to remember that when Briley is older . . . if and when her hair ever grows!! =)

Holly said...

How cute and creative! And easy, too, which is always a plus!

Natalie said...

LOVE THIS idea! My daughter will love these as well!!

Found you through Kim ~ Today's Creative Blog ~ she was right, you are awesome!!

aimeeterry said...

Wow! Those are to cute! I have three girls and can never fine a clip that will stay in their hair. I might have to try this. I'm not that crafty but I know how to use a glue gun.
Thanks for the idea.

Sweetpea said...

So, so cute! I love this idea--

I saw you posted on my blog, thanks for saying hi! I need to be better about posting all the projects--I love to share, and to get great ideas from others. So fun!

Hadley Coble said...

too cute! thanks for the step by step!

Holly said...

I knew I'd be blogging about you!!! I'm uploading my new clips as we "speak"! Thanks for the terrific idea!

April said...

adorable...I want to have my Chloe's hair cut into a bob sooo bad...just cant pull the trigger yet.

Alicia said...

THose are really cute. I am gong to have to find those bobbie pins and find some stuff to put on them for my girls. Thanks for sharing!!

Jennings said...

That is such a cute idea! You got some great ideas! :) I too found you through todays creative blog. Keep up the good read!

Kim said...

Love this idea!!

elizabeth engelhardt creations said...

I came over by way of TCB, I love her site as well.

So, I LOVE these clips. For some reason they are intimidating me to look at and try, but we are going to give it a try. My daughter, Perryn, would like to make them RIGHT NOW...hard to understand waiting as a 4-year old, especially when you have to get the supplies.

I am adding you to my personal blog!! Can't wait to see what other fun stuff you do!

Crystal said...

Love this idea! I will have to try it! I have never see those Hair pins before where did you find them?

Jaime said...

I love, love, love this idea! I am so glad I found your blog! :)

Tara said...

Love this idea! You make me think I can be crafty with your easy step by steps!

SuperCoolMom said...

GENIUS! Love these!!!

Brooke said...

love the clips! :)

Kellie Buckner said...

A friend emailed me this post and I just finished making these hair clips. So easy and SOOOO cute! Thanks!

Amber said...

Hey! I just linked to this tutorial on my blog this morning. Hope you don't mind!

Fuji Mama said...

Such a cute idea!

4under3 said...

These are so sweet! I'm going to make some for our three girls.

I like how you posted tutorials on your sidebar. I come over here often to check out your stuff...and now it's right there!!

You're so crafty!!

Tiff

MomToTwo said...

Love this idea! I actually have those brads and would love to copy the clips, but have no idea where to find the pins. Do you remember where you got yours? TIA!

hair clips said...

Those are really cute. I love your idea! With your instruction, I can also make a beautiful one. Thanks a lot!