DIY: How to Make Hair Clippies & Pins
Making hair bows, clippies, pins, and flowers has been a hobby of mine for the last 6 years. I probably have more ribbon, resins, centers, and supplies than I need, but of course there always seems to be room for more. I think i may have an obsession with pretty colored little girl’s hair accessories, but I will enjoy it while I can!
I recently received a wonderful shipment in from Wholeport. They are a supply company out of China who specializes in crafting, baking, soap making and many more supplies! Before working with Wholeport I have always been leary of ordering from overseas, but this is the second time I’ve received items from them, and they always arrive safely, and VERY neatly packaged!
Wholeport sent me a variety of their hair pins, alligator hair clips, resin flowers, crocheted flowers, and polymer clay centers. Everything was in beautiful condition, and perfect for hair accessory making! The product quality was exactly what you would expect of hair accessory making items, and some were even handmade!!
How to Make Hair Clippies & Pins:
To make a simple hair clippie, the first step is to gather your supplies.
- Ribbon (can be purchased at craft stores, and online at Wholeport)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Resins (Wholeport has some of the nicest, cheapest assortment-handmade too)
- Clips (Wholeport sells pins, clips, and more for less)
- Pencil (for beginners)
- Work space
- For a small alligator clip start out by taking the end of your ribbon and clasping it shut into the clip about 1/2 inch. Then wrap the ribbon around the clip, and back under to get the measurement in length. I find that small alligator clips are always 6 inches-give or take a little for placement (mark with pencil).
- Open your alligator clip up. Place one drop of hot glue on the bottom right corner of your clip. Glue around the clip as you evenly lay out the ribbon.
- You will notice extra ribbon, again using a dot (do not over glue clip-it will be a messy disaster)
of hot glue warp that around the inner top of the clip
- Your clip should now be covered fully in glued down ribbon. For this DIY I simply glued on adornments to the top by using a little less than a dime sized amount of hot glue. These will hold up for years as long as your child doesn’t play around with them. As always NEVER leave a small child unattended with a clip in their hair!!
As you can see making your own hair clippies and pins is VERY easy and will save you tons of money. These clips range up to $10 a pair. You could make close to 25 of these for that price by shopping Wholeport!!