Friday, July 24, 2009

Butterfly Bobby Pins

I am not the most talented when it comes to actually making hair things. But there are a few things that I can do that are easy and I thought I would share them with you!

A couple posts ago I posted this hair-do! I added these decorative bobby pins that I had made myself. I really loved how they turned out and they were easy AND fast to make.

You will need a glue gun, a skinny piece of ribbon, a few bobby pins, and some embellishments of your choice (Jolene from Dip Diddly designs gave me mine from Ben Franklin's Craft store) but you can find these sort of things anywhere.

Take your embellishment and add a small strip of hot glue to the back of the embellishment.

Next, take your bobby pin and push it into the hot glue and hold it there for a few seconds.

After it is attached to the back, spread open the bobby pin.
Cut a small piece of ribbon that is not quite as wide as the embellishment. Add another small dollop of glue over the bobby pin and then slide the piece of ribbon up and over the hot glue. Push it onto the back of the embellishment. That should complete your decorative bobby pin.

I only did 3 because that is how many I needed for the hair-do I was using them for.
I added them to her hair, which looked beautiful! So if you are like me and not that good at making hair things, this should be a simple project that you can actually do! My daughter loved helping me make these! Look forward to a few more EASY hair related craft ideas in the future!!! Also if you live in Utah like I do...Happy 24th of July! Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday with your families!


Zajcha - Herbie Hair said...

These look adorable (and also cheap to make - yay! More for me!). I love your hair do's, all so pretty and creative and the grips add to your site. I've been looking on blogs for how to make hair bows, got the hang of it on pieces from gift wrapping, then went to buy proper, pretty riboon. Typical Britain; there was none! Anywhere! lol

Night Owl Mama said...

Thanks so much for the pictures super easy to follow that is too cute and very very easy. I am going to have to give that a try

Stopping by from the SITS to say HELLO

Eileen said...

Visiting from SITS. Those are super cute! I hope I have a little girl some day so I can put your idea to good use! TGIF!

Ms Cupcake said...

Adorable hair ornaments.

By the way, we have the same Twitter icon. I must have "stolen" it from you. LOL!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cupcakes rule!imattvid


James ~n~ Amber said...

I think these are adorable and delicate !

Craftzilla said...

Those are so ridiculously easy, yet cute! Nice!

Marina said...

Gosh you are so gifted!!! Honestly I'm moving next door now!!!!

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Anonymous said...

You are talented and creative. And I'm so jealous!

Stopping by to give you a big welcome to the SITStahood. We are so excited that you joined is and we look forward to seeing you around!

Anonymous said...

Those are gorgeous. I have been away camping and am trying to get caught up on my blog reading.

Do you know which department in Ben Franklin the butterflies would be found?