Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lined clippie tutorial

I admit it... I like "over the top" kinds of hair accessories for my girls. The bigger, the fuller, the fluffier - the better! Yes, I'm the mother whose baby girl has that daisy on the top of her head that is actually bigger than said baby's head. Whose 5 year old resembles Minnie Mouse, or maybe even Princess Leah when I put her hair in 2 pigails. Yep, I'm that mom you all secretly make fun of behind your hands!

I know that I have some allies out there, I just know it. But I know there are others who prefer a more understated look. This tutorial is for you!

You will need: a glue gun, a lighter, scissors, alligator clips, ruler or measuring tape and 3/8" ribbon in color and design you like!

Cut a length of ribbon approximately 4 5/8"

Seal your ribbon ends with a lighter.
On the wrong side of the ribbon, glue from about 3/4" in, to the end of the ribbon.

Then pinch open your clip, and press ribbon onto the underneath side of the top prong.

Next, glue from the tip of the top prong to the end of the clip, where you pinch it.

Fold ribbon over the tip, and press down along the length of the clip. The right side of your ribbon will be showing now.

Now glue along the remainder of the ribbon on the wrong side, leaving a tiny bit at the end unglued. This keeps the glue from squishing out the end when you press it down!

With your thumb, press ribbon into the back "v" that is formed by the ends of the prongs.

Now fold the remainder of your ribbon under, and press firmly into place on the under side of the bottom prong.

You can embellish your clippies with cute buttons, or brads, fun flowers - or just leave them plain. They are adorable either way!

If you make some - make sure to send me some pics!!


Girly Stuff said...

Very cute! They will look great in my son's hair! I'll try a Star Wars motif!

I always had big bows and barrettes and I loved them all! Your girls are lucky to have you around!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I think we must be related because when my daughter was little I use to put everything in her hair that I thought looked girly. I even gave her straight locks a perm when she was 9 months old. Poor thing just wound up with frizz and it took forever to grow out. It's a wonder I didn't make it all fall out. lol I love the clippies that you make. They are just so precious, and they do look great on your little girl. Thanks for stopping by my dish post from the GW and your gracious comments. I do appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Lorie said...

Very cute!!

Unknown said...

Thanks for coming by my blog!

I love the clips! I'm like you - I lurve accessories. Pity I only I have 1 boy (so far... haha!). I shall not descend my artistic and aesthetic needs upon him. I'm hoping for a girl though! Haha!

Oo... And your girl's sooooooooooo adorable, with the colour-coordinated clips and top!

Kristina said...

I love these! I love to make these simple clippies, but I never put a button in the center like that. So cute! I will be making some now for sure, thanks!

Sturgmom said...

Visiting from SITS- Those clippies are super cute! Thanks for the tutorial. I have a baby girl and afte rhaving 2 boys, I find no shame in "girlin' it up!" If that means hair accessories the size of hubcaps, so be it!

Tiffany said...

I am so totally that mom as well! It's great, the bigger the better, and the cuter!!! Love the clippies by the way!

MaricrisG said...

cool tip! I would love to make this too. The trick is getting my daughter to wear it. Thanks again for another useful tutorial.

Mandi Shandi said...

So nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just wanted to swing by and tell you if you can make these fabulous clippies then you can EASILY do those mistreatments for windows!

Molly Anne said...

I love those!

I am just ::dying:: to buy my friend's little girl some frou frou hair clippies but so far she doesn't have enough hair to put anything in it! I will TOTALLY be making these in anticipation.

Anonymous said...

These are so cute, I love the button in the middle. Thanks for doing a tutorial!!

Amy said...

Thanks fro coming by and sharing. I love how I could see the fire you used. Have a great day. Thanks again.