Monday, June 22, 2009

Flag Flare-for your Hair!

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I noticed some people doing some fourth of July hair-dos and thought it would be fun to come up with some of my own! And man was it fun brainstorming about it! This has to be my favorite of what I came up with!

A flag sewn into some braids! It was adorable! And despite how it looks it really didn't take that long.

I bought a small flag from the craft store.

I carefully removed the staples that were holding it to the stick.
I parted her hair down the middle and tied the other side off to keep it out of the way.

Start with one small ponytail up front on the left side of her head.
Braid it and hook it into another small ponytail underneath it.

Repeat the last step, so it looks like this.

Do the same thing on the other side. This would also look cute with inside out french braids, but this was easier and faster for me considering my lack of french braiding talent.

I strung a small white ribbon through one of these plastic craft needles.
I pulled it through the flag so the ribbon would run through the flag so I would have a good starting point.

I trimmed the flag so it would fit between the braids and positioned it how I wanted it. Then I starting sewing it to her braids. The needle pushed through the fabric on my flag but you could cut small slits if your material will not allow for this.

I did this on both sides. Then I took the ribbon at the bottom and tied it around each piggy-tail.

I bought this stuff a while ago at the craft store. It's a little silver plastic bead string!?!?
I don't know what it is actually used for, but it was $0.25 in the clearance bin so I bought it!

I cut 2 small piece of the silver bead and a cute ribbon to match. See how I Criss crossed the beads so I could tie the ribbon around it?

and..... TADA, cute huh?
Close-up of back view
Close up of side view

I think this is the second view of the back. Oh well.:)
I love this picture! So sweet. Aren't we all lucky to be blessed with children?


The Petersons-Hairstyles For Girls said...

How fun! I'm thinking this would be awesome for not getting a sunburn on her parts as well!!

Meaghan said...

Stopping by from SITS...and I have to say this is the MOST creative hair style ive ever seen. I LOVE IT! And your daughter looks like a natural model!

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Tranquility said...

I love how that turned out! So clever!

Anonymous said...

That is an awesome hairstyle.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

I did the Over the Rainbow hairstyle on my daughter and her cousin last Saturday when we went to the ballet. We got so many compliments.

Have a wonderful day!

Veggie Mom said...

Wow...that takes a lot of patience, but I like it! The last shot is super-cute, too. Stopping by from SITS to Share the Comment Love!

Lisa said...

SO CUTE! Stopping by from SITS and you can bet that I'm following you now :) My 2 year old daughter has hair to the middle of her back and I'm getting sick of 2 braids down either side. I'm loving your blog for ideas!

My mom used to do heart and halo french braids in my hair...I haven't been able to get my dd to sit still long enough for that though ;)

Jonny & Melissa Holmes said...

This is so neat!

~~tonya~~ said...

Absolutely precious!!

Strommer Family said...

Yes we are all blessed to be able to have children, but I also feel "blessed" because you actually followed my comment to my blog...maybe a little boring for you but it's not a hair blog per say, I just enjoy doing all the hairstyles on my girl, I just don't post them very often!! ;) Keep up with those wonderful "dazzling dos" My husband's in the military so I definitely appreciated the flag one!! ;)

Greetings from Guatemala said...

cute hair!!

thatgirlblogs said...

she is a good sport, LOL! Loved it.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Haha, your daughter is such a patient little model!