Thursday, June 26, 2014

How to Make Hair Clips with Trim Remnants

I like to shop the clearance section at Joann’s, so I bought some trims for super cheap, just 12 inches each. I also bought some Darice hair clips in two sizes—2 inches and 2.75 inches. At Wal-Mart, you can buy four hair clips for $4. The hair clips I bought at Joann’s were $2.99 for a 12-pack of the large ones, and an 18-pack for the small ones.  With a coupon, it makes it even cheaper. The trims were 33 cents and 66 cents for a 12-inch strand. Each 12-inch strand does about 3 to 4 clips. So for less than 50 cents each, you can make yourself some cute and unique hairclips.

Now lets get started with the How-To

First I measured how long I would need each piece of trim to be and added enough on the ends to be able to fold them over. For the large clips, I needed each piece to be 3.5 inches. For the small clips, they needed to be 2.75 inches. Some trim didn’t need to be folded over or glued at the ends.
After I cut the pieces, I put a little bit of hot clue on the ends to keep them from fraying.
Then I put hot glue on the clip and added the trim.
Then I put some glue on the bottom of the ends of the clip and folded over the ends of the trim.
My 7-year-old daughter had the idea to cut a flower from one of the trims and add it to another.
My daughters and I had fun making these clips. We could really get creative and add all sorts of jewels and flowers to them or use ribbon or fabric instead of trim.