Monday, March 16, 2009

Easy Hair Clips

We have a winner!

Comment #11-Melissa

She has one super cute blog! You'll have to go check her out!

Melissa email me your address and I'll send out your hair clips!

Thanks to all who commented! If you didn't win just get your little self down to JoAnns and get your crafting on!

lets talk hair clips. the very first tutorial i did was last year right about this time, about hair clips...and it wasn't very good :o)

let's see if i can redeem myself here.
here's a tutorial for my favorite kind of easy hair clips made with scrap booking brads.



















here are some scrap booking brads. you've seen them. they have the two pointy ends that you can poke through paper and secure by opening the the ends.













here are some hair clips. i got these at target.














there are two kinds of flowers i like to use:
scrap booking flowers
(got these from Joann's)














&
the flowers that you can buy in the bunches.














did you know you can just give these little beauties a tug and they pop right off?!













stack your flowers on top of each other.













take your brad














and just push it right through the holes in the middle of the flowers.














turn your flower over and open up the ends to secure the brad.













now isn't that cute and wasn't that easy?!













for these goody clips i cute a piece of ribbon 3 3/8 inches long.
put some fabric glue














i like this kind.
(got it at Joann's....yes i keep them in business)













slide the ribbon glue side up into the clip.













close the clip.














place the ribbon glue side down onto the top of the clip.





























pull it around...














all the way to the back of the clip.















hot clue your flower to the clip.














these are so much fun to make and very addicting. warning to husbands: if you see your wife reading this post immediately unplug her computer. she will stay up to midnight making these and will neglect the laundry, the house, the children, and maybe even you!

these make great gifts. lucy and i make these for her friends birthdays. we make these little holders by taking two pieces of card stock, gluing them together, and cutting vertical slits into the card stock with an exacto knife.













want these little sweethearts?
it's gonna cost you a comment :o) just leave a comment to let me know you're in. trey and lucy will pick a winner on saturday.

stay tuned because next i am going to show you how to make these little cuties.

54 comments:

The Popes said...

this is too funny that you are doing this again . .because i have not gotten these cute little clips outta my head since i saw them a year ago! (i'm pathetic i know) . .but i want to make some for a friend that had a little girl and the dang walmart here is always out of those clips (i know i need to venture off to target but it is like and extra 3 miles away) :) . .love these!

Ashley said...

Love those, thanks for the great tutorials, can't wait for this Saturdays!

joy said...

Love it! Your tutorials are always great!

Abby said...

Oh, those are so cute and do look like so much fun to make! I love them!

spencerandkellie said...

I want in! This has got to be my favorite tutorial blog!! Thank you!

deveney said...

cute cute! i am making a tutu today from your other tutorial-thanks for the fun ideas:)

Kate said...

so cute, and I love that you make them for birthdays!
Gabe asked yesterday when could he go play with "Tree"
I said...Tree? who is that?
and he said..."The boy we went to the museum with!"
He wants to play with Trey again :)
I am going to get your address from Erin and have Gabe write a letter to him if you don't mind!

Anne said...
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Anne said...

another giveaway? you're the best!

Anna Sophia said...

I am loving this post! I just bought up a storm on Etsy today and I know I can make them myself, but they were already done. :)

I am loving the brad idea, never would have thought of it.

I must have that cupcake cutie! :-)

*I am so glad I have a daughter, I'm pretty sure my 7yr old son would object to having his hair clipped with a cupcake (or with anything else for that matter).

Thanks for the chance to win!!

~MeLiSsA~ said...

Hey there,

My name is Melissa and I love your blog!! You have great ideas, I have dont similar clippies but like yours more so I will headed to the store tomorrow to pick up the supplies.

BTW~ I made the barn yard star you show for my daughter's 2nd grade teacher and she said "I know I am not suppose to say this but it is my favorite gift I have ever recieved." AND.... she was supposed to retire last year and didnt so that covers many years of gifts! :) I used pictures of the kids in the class... it wasnt as cute as yours but still cute. I am lame and forgot to take a picture of it, I will have to do it next time I am in the classroom!

Keep on inspiring!

Melissa :)

Em Russ said...

I was just looking at the clip you made for Abby and thinking that I needed to look up your old tutorial and make some new ones because they are sooo cute. And now, well... I guess I'm going to have to go to JoAnn's tomorrow! I'm totally in your contest!

(P.S. Sometime will you do an hourly report of your day because I would LOVE to know how you think up all this adorable stuff and do so much cute and creative stuff with your kids. I'll say it again... YOU are my inspiration!!)

The Oylers said...

So cute...I make some bows, but I love the flowers and I need a change,these are so simple and not only can you make them for your girls, but since you get so many in one package you can make them for gifts...love it.

THUY said...

Love those! Love all your tutorials!

Jill said...

You are the most talented Mama around! I can't wait to make some for my little girl!

chelsea said...

I love them. Did you make some for Lu too?

Skye and Aaron said...

I'm totally in. Love love love those!!!!

Kelli said...

Thank you so much for doing this post!!!! I have seen these before, and I have spent a small fortune trying to make my little girls not look like boys. (They take after me, I didn't get a lot of hair until I was 3). The only way I don't have this comment, "Oh what a cute little guy" (even when they're dressed in pink) is to put bows in their hair. It's already getting late (so Joann's is closed) but I know where I'll be tomorrow!!!

Rayna said...

Soo cute and easy!

3busybs said...

Way cute. I have two girlies that would love these and honestly, me too! What a great tutorial! Thanks, Aimee

Kailey and Caleb said...

Adorable! I would love to win one!

Tam said...

I love your hair clips! I may need to try making some of those. Thanks for the tutorial.

FancyNeely said...

Hi Tanya, I just wanted to say thanks for putting such a cute Blog out. It has inspired me to start my own. (wish me luck)

My daughter Fancy Neely & son Keevan also inspire me to create and try new things. Neely informed me that we were going to get the supplies to make some for friends!

Thanks Mel

ryanandsarali said...

Thanks for more cute ideas!!! I've been making these little clips as gifts since your post about them last year. I like your new tips on this one. I'll have to try it out. You know I don't have any girls yet...but I've got a collection of hair clips going...for someday!!!! :) -Sarali

michellejohnnie said...

Love them! You are so creative!

K. Tacher said...

Great tutorial! I've been wanting to make these for forever! Your flowers are SO CUTE too!

KILEY said...

Love it! I can't wait to have little girls because they WILL be clad in these little beuts!

3 Men and a lil lady... said...

So cute and easy to do. But one already made would be even better!

pam said...

oh wow. I think I am going to do this one. . . really. love them!!!

The Andrews said...

Count us in...or I may end up being that wife that neglects all of her duties because I'm up all night making these cute things!!! It looks so fun...thanks again for sharing.

The Andrews said...

Hey Tanya...you need your own little button picture (like the I read Nie Nie) so that we can post it on our blog....your blog is so fun to read-others would love it also.

jlhaverdink said...

I love the hair clips - too cute!! I made two bandana dresses this weekend - they turned out great! I also ordered the supplies to make the pendants and can't wait for them to arrive. Keep the awesome ideas coming!!

Rachael said...

LOVE the hair clips. Makes me wish I had a little girl to make them for - but I have several nieces that will love them! Can't wait to get the stuff to make them. I think I'll be making a trip to JoAnn's tomorrow :)

Hana said...

Those are soooo cute! Thanks for sharing! My girls would love some new hairbows! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Miles and Erin Johnson said...

Chances of winning are not so great anymore, your too popular BUT very Cute Tanya

Lindsay said...

Very cute! I'd love to win!

Ackerfam said...

love these clips and looking forward to trying to be "crafty" and making them! Thanks for the step by step photos-I'm a visual person!

Melissa said...

I love those clips and can't wait to make them with my daughter! I also have bandanas ready to turn into dresses for my girls! Thank you for the great ideas and easy instructions!

Stephanie said...

So cute!!

The Jarmans said...

i am so in.... i have a niece turning three soon and i think she would look so cute in those :) pick me pick me PLEASE!

Merand said...

I absolutely love this idea! I have several neices whose birthdays are approaching and these would make such fun gifts (along with a 15-minute dress). I'll have to try my hand but doubt mine will come out very well, so I'll just hope to win some from you! Thanks for the tutorials!

Rambling Girl said...

Those look so easy to make but we will see...blogs make things look easy but when my fingers touch them they get messy...hehehe

Oh are you not the sweetest to always share giveaways on your blog. I know I gotta have one soon...just looking for the cutest springy thing to share...anyway please add me.

Amy Jo said...

I almost bought some of the scrapbooking flowers the other day, but I saw they had a hole in the middle and I didn't know how to make that work on a barrette! DUH! Now I'll have to go back to get both the flowers and some brads. Thanks for the tut

steffany said...

Dang Cute! I love these.

Courtney said...

Those are very cute! I have been meaning to make some for my niece and you have motivated me! Thanks

Becky said...

Just found your blog via another blog...you know how that goes! Anyway, love those hair clips and all your fun ideas!

taranova said...

Love the tutorial! You can always find great things on someone's blog! I will definitely be making these babies for my 2 babies!

Hadley said...

I'm glad my husband didn't read this...he may have unplugged me! :)

Valerie said...

Wow! So cute! I have linked back to your on my craft blog, thecraftersfilebox.blogspot.com.

Thanks!!

KDawn said...

I love all of your crafty ideas! I bought some supplies today and can't wait to make these clips for my 2 year old daughter and friends! I'm going to try many of your ideas and can't wait to see what comes next! Thanks!

the hansens said...

you are fabulous!!!!! aDoRaBlE blog ideas!

erika said...

::runs to michaels for the 3rd time this week::
I NEED TO MAKE THESE NOW!!
lol thanks for the tutorial!!

Yarah Designs said...

I am in love with your blog!! Thank you for all this information!!

BBQGAL said...

This is super addictive. I've made some cute button clips by using this idea and am in love with them!