Sweetheart Hair clips


I made {This Little Project} in 2 minutes.  
Yes, really!

And what little girl wouldn't want to dress up her hair with heart clippies 
this time of year?


Kay wore these little red "sweetheart clippies" to church on Sunday.  I would have loved to take a picture of her in them, but I made the mistake of waiting until after church to take a photo.  The first thing she did when we walked in the door was undo her hair!  That girl doesn't appreciate them, but yours might :) 

 I'm making a few more to go with a little outfit I'm making for Kay and Ellie for Valentine's Day.  So I thought I would show you how I did them.

To make {This Little Project} you need:


Ribbon of your choice for hearts
scissors
alligator clip
Ribbon of your choice to cover clip
hot glue gun

First, cut your 2 "heart" ribbons to the shape seen in the photo above.  Mine are about 3.5 inches long.  You need to trim them at the end to make the bottom of the heart.

Next, cover your alligator clip with ribbon using your hot glue gun.   I like to wrap the ribbon down and around the high part of the clip and secure it underneath with glue so the part you pinch is also covered.  You will want to heat seal the ends of your ribbon so they don't fray.

Then, glue two corners of the "heart" ribbon together like this, at the end of the alligator clip.  I put this part on the tall end of the clip that you pinch to open it.


Now fold the two ends down to the other end of the alligator clip and overlap them a little.   Play with it a little to see how it looks best and then trim any extra ribbon off.


You may want to heat seal the ends with a match.  I played with these a little too much and they frayed a little before I heat sealed them.  Your hot glue gun is actually pretty good for heat sealing too, if you just run it along the edge.  

Now you've got some cute sweetheart clippies!


See, that was a quick {Little Project}!  




2 comments:

Andrea said...

I made these for my girls for tomorrow (Valentines Day) and linked to you. Thanks for the super quick tutorial!
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lovecrafts said...

i love it, thanks for sharing.

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