Thursday, January 9, 2014

DIY Snowflake Hair Clips {Craft Tutorial}

The weather outside is frightful...for some of us. If it is snowy and messy where you are, at least your kiddos can look stylish after you finish with today's craft tutorial! Abbie from Lovin' Our Chaos is here today with a tutorial for the cutest little DIY Snowflake Hair Clips. Please help me welcome Abbie to the blog!

DIY Snowflake Clippie

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Hello, everyone! I am Abbie from Lovin' Our Chaos, my little blog about life, love and all things craft & food worthy. I am also known as mom to my three kids and girlfriend to my darling husband. I am a lover of God, life, big bows, feathers and all things sparkly. I'm a little compulsive, a lotta crafty and always busy! A HUGE thank you to Amanda for allowing me to guest post while she takes care of her little man and girls. And thank you to YOU, her friends and readers, for the warm welcome. I am so glad that I can share a little of my creativity here today! DIY Snowflake Clippie   

A few years back, I had someone contact me about making some winter clippies. I ended up with these adorable snowflakes made of ribbon and rhinestone center. Here is how to make your own:

Supplies Needed:
3/8" Ribbon (blue)
1/4 Ribbon (white)
Double Prong Alligator Clips
Rhinestones
Scissors
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Sticks
Lighter

  DIY Snowflake Clippie Tutorial supplies  


1. Cut 4 pieces of ribbon about 2" - 2.5" each (This makes 2 complete clippies)DIY Snowflake Clippie Tutorial blue ribbon strips  


2. I heat seal all of my ribbon ends. You can heat seal in a variety of ways, although I prefer to use a lighter. As you can see in the picture below, you get 'strings' when you cut ribbon. DIY Snowflake Clippie Tutorial heat sealing  


3. The way to seal the ribbon so it does not fray is to run the ribbon quickly through the lighter flame. This 'melts' the end of the ribbon, preventing fraying.   DIY Snowflake Clippie Tutorial heat sealed    


4. Next, line the alligator clip with ribbon. DIY Snowflake Clippie Tutorial lined clip    

5. Now, back to the clippie. Take two of the blue pieces of 2" ribbon and cross them, making an X shape. Put a dot of glue in the center to secure in place and then glue it onto the clippie. DIY Snowflake Clippie Tutorial glued    


6. Next, take the white ribbon and cut 12 1" - 1.5" pieces. (Again, this will complete 2 clippies) Fold the piece in half and at an angle, securing with a dot of hot glue. DIY Snowflake Clippie Tutorial snowflake ends  


7. Then take your white pieces and glue them on the ends of the snowflake 'arms'. Add a rhinestone to the middle and voila... DIY Snowflake Clippie Tutorial complete   

These are simple and quick snowflakes and perfect for your little snow princess! Snowflake Clippie watermark

Thanks again for allowing me to share a little quick creativity here today, I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! You can check out Lovin' Our Chaos on FB, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram!

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Thanks, Abbie! I really want to make a couple of pairs of these for my girls. They love their bow and clip collection.

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