I do not like ribbon wrapped hair clips.
The ribbon covers up the point on the clip which makes them difficult to put in. My daughter Bug can not put them into her hair on her own so she won’t wear them. She’s very independent and enjoys getting herself ready in the mornings.
My mother went on vacation a couple years ago to South Carolina, she has been going almost every year for the past 12 years and she always finds cute things. She bought some cute ribbon wrapped hair clips from a local store and gave them to Bug. Which she and I didn’t appreciate until we looked closer. The clips were only partially wrapped.
I wish I could remember who or what shop created these cute clips but it was so long ago I just can’t remember. If anyone recognizes these as their creation please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.
On with the post!
Me being me I looked the clips over and figured out how to make them. Which was pretty easy considering how simple they are. Now I’m sharing with you.
scissors, felt, seed beads, 3/8 inch ribbon, glue (I used E6000 but hot glue, craft glue, fabric glue work), metal clips, thread, needle, lighter or matches, ruler
Please be careful when using fire of any kind to melt material. Please exercise caution and use a well ventilated area. DO NOT melt material with glue on it, this could cause the material to catch on fire. For people 18 yrs old and younger please ask an adult for permission before continuing.
Cut a 5 inch length of ribbon
use the lighter to melt the unfinished edges of the ribbon. Be Careful!!
place one end of the ribbon decoration down inside the clip pushing the ribbon all the way to the inside hinge being careful not to bunch the ribbon up.
put the glue on the wrong side of the ribbon and press onto the clip
wrap the ribbon over the tip of the clip putting globs of glue on the ribbon along the way
wrap the ribbon around the hinge and then stop just after you pass the hinge on the under side of the clip and glue in place.
now wait for the glue to dry.
use some felt to cut shapes out of and keep them in place with small bits of glue.
finish off with a blanket stitch on the edge and loop through some beads.
glue embelishment to ribbon wrapped clip.
wait for the glue to dry over night and it’s ready to wear!
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Please be careful when using fire of any kind to melt material. Please exercise caution and do this in a well ventilated area. DO NOT melt material with glue on it, this could cause the material to catch on fire. For people 18 yrs old and younger please ask an adult for permission before continuing.