Hair Clips for Lilah

Ok, this has nada to do with learning or education, but I just wanted to share anyway since I had so much fun doing it! :)

I was at Michael’s yesterday with my awesome extra-25%-off-whole-order-including-sale-items-coupon (which is still good until tomorrow, Saturday, June 11th by the way) when I saw the cutest felt embellishments.  It think they were meant for scrapbooking, but those flowers whispered to me that they’d rather be made into cute hair clips for one rambunctious little toddler girl named Lilah.  So, they hopped right into my cart…along with lots of ribbon, various buttons, some butterflies, and random other hair-clip-making paraphernalia.  

Now, let me be the first to admit that I’m not very creative or crafty, but I had purchased single and double-pronged clips from Sally Beauty Supply way back before little Lilah was born just for this purpose.

And now, finally at almost age 2, she has just enough hair to finally put some clips to use…even if she does refuse to leave them in for more than 5 minutes at a time.  (On a side note, I honestly can’t believe I could still FIND the clips at all…add not very organized to the not very creative or crafty list I’ve got going…but it only took about 5 minutes of searching to locate them!  It must have been meant to be!)

So, during nap time yesterday, I dragged out my

  • mini glue gun and glue sticks
  • metal hair clips (single and double pronged)
  • ribbon
  • scissors
  • grippy foam shelf liner (you glue a strip inside the clip and then it won’t slide out of even baby-fine hair!)
  • embellishments (buttons, felt embellishments, flowers, puffy stickers, etc.)

…and got to work!  It was surprisingly easy, and I think they turned out pretty good even if this un-creative lady says so myself. :)

I had so much fun that I worked on some more late last night,

…and then even more this morning.

Here’s a picture of all I’ve made so far:
That plain white one at the bottom is just waiting for a little inspiration! ;)

I had lots of fun trying to make clips to match various outfits, which I figured was more productive than just making random clips; at least I know these will match clothes she already has!

And here’s a few of my little model (during a 5-minute interval when she decided the clip could stay in):

I have LOTS of supplies left, so I think I will do a little research to harvest some new ideas!  If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!!


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