Looking for hair accessories for your little girl to wear to all those fun Fall and Halloween activities she'll be attending? I've got a very simple tutorial over at Kidzui that only requires two items.
I've got other examples over there too including adorable pumpkins for wearing to the pumpkin patch.
Rummaging around in boxes looking for hair clips each morning was becoming time consuming and frustrating. Little Miss is very particular, she knows what she wants to wear and if she cannot find what she is looking for, let's just say that our mornings don't run as smoothly as they should.
So over the past few days I made her this hair clip organizer:
She is thrilled with it.
It's very simple to make. Here's how you do it.
Paint a canvas - you can see that I added a few colors to mine. Tip: Need a canvas? Aaron Brothers currently has them 50% off. The main color I used is called Sunbaked Orange (Glidden Tester). I did two coats, then popped a few strokes of white and gray over the top, then added a final coat of the orange.
Using a staple gun, attach a variety of pretty ribbons around the canvas.
Use assorted brads across the front of the ribbon to stop it from sagging once clips are hung on it. I did a combination of beige circles, gold stars, and apricot flowers (it's what I had on hand).
Next use eye screws and pretty ribbon along the top for hanging.
Make a little sign to go up the top. I used a small scrapbooking frame that came with gold brads. I switched out the brads for small gold screws, printed the 'clips' sign from my computer onto patterned scrapbook paper, and used glue to attach it to the back of the frame before screwing it on.
A little while ago I was wandering the aisles of Michaels looking for inspiration for future projects when I found some packets of Recollections floral embellishments on sale for $1.99 each. I purchased 3 packets - the Mariposa Sheer Rosettes and two packets of the large floral embellishments, I then pulled some bobby pins and hair clips out of our seemingly endless stash, and with my trusty glue gun in hand set to work making more hair accessories for Miss M ... because apparently she doesn't have enough already.
Okay, and there is a chance I may have kept just a couple of these for myself too.
That's 20 pretty flower clips for $5.97. This is a great way to bring new life to your old plain hair accessories.
These would also make a lovely party favor for a little girls birthday party, just pop a set of hair clips into a little pouch. This makes a much nicer gift than a bag full of candy and little toys.
I know, I have a slight obsession with hair accessories for my little girl.
Simple and sweet.
The embellishments and plain clips were purchased at Michaels.
Tip: If you glue them directly to the hair clips and not to fabric then you will need an extra strong glue. I tried several, including a glue gun (which was advised on the packet of embellishments), but the only thing I found to work was Amazing GOOP