|So many color choices|
Here are the lovely finished products, and the directions on how to make them...
Aren't they pretty? And a big thank you to my little fashion model...
* fabric bows or flowers (from Michael's or Joanne's)
* alligator clips (from the beauty supply store)
* 3/8" grosgrain ribbon (optional, to line your alligator clip)
* glue gun
* little piece of felt or material (optional)
To start, you will want to line your alligator clips with ribbon. This is optional, but gives your finished clips a more professional look. This step is easy and quick, but I made a little collage to help you remember. Feel free to pin for all your friends and for future reference!
|How to cover an alligator clip with ribbon|
Now turn over one of your flowers to the back side. These come with an adhesive, so take off that ugly paper backing.
Add a strip of glue with your glue gun to the top (curved part) of your alligator clip, and then stick it on to the back of your flower and hold it in place for a few seconds.
If you want to, you could cut out a small circle in a coordinating color of felt, and glue that over the top of the clip. Totally not necessary, just for aesthetic purposes.
And that is IT. Now do you believe me that you can do this in under 5 minutes? I'm no liar :)
Now you can clip this in your daughter's, grandaughter's, or even your own hair. But what if you have a newborn baby girl with no hair, or your child hates wearing clips? Or you're trying to decide what to do with that extra flower that came in your pack of two?
Then you make an elastic headband. And it only takes about 3 minutes, less time than it takes to heat up your glue gun!
|Make an elastic headband with the extra flower|
Now add some glue to one of the ends of the elastic and glue it to the other end so that it forms a circle. Glue the back of the flower to where you just glued the two ends. Then glue a circle of felt over the headband for a more finished look.
I hope you enjoyed these lovely flower clips and headbands! They really are SO easy and cheap to make, but look like you either a) spent a lot of money or b) a lot of time making them. The headbands would make a great gift for a momma-to-be of a little girl, and both the headbands and clips would make great gifts for any female in your life, young or old.
You could also add a pin back (available at any craft store) instead of a clip, and attatch these pretty flowers to a purse, bag, or even sew a few onto a t-shirt. The possibilities are almost as endless as the color combinations of these that you can buy, haha. I dare you to just buy one pack of these. Impossible, I say.
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