Here is another back to school post that we created last year!!
UP-CYCLED HAIR CLIPS!
Last year we kept seeing the cutest hair clips, they were a simple clip with a little felt design. We thought we would give it a try.
Here are the supplies you will need. Floss, scissors, felt, old hair clips, a needle, a pen and glue. We had a bunch of my old hair clips hanging around that I didn’t use anymore, so we up-cycled them!
Some of the hair clips had a decorative gel on them, we peeled that off as best as we could.
Then sketched the design on the shape with a pen.
Grab your needle and floss and embroider on the design. We did a back-stitch.
Keep going until you are all done and then trim around the edge.
Add lots of glue to the hair clip end, center and press the felt piece onto it.
Mini-mistake time: I forgot to cut out two pieces at the same time, so I had to trace around the first one.
and measure the original design.
Done!! A pair of adorable hair clips, to start school. With only leftover materials, this should cost nothing, but if you do have to buy things, felt and embroidery floss are both very cheap.
NOTE: When making matching hair clips, be sure to glue the design the right side up to the side it is on. Note how the hair clips above are pointing different directions.
UP-CYCLED HAIR CLIP HOLDER!
Start with a good amount of glue at the top of your tube.
Begin wrapping one of the ribbons around the tube, leaving enough hanging off at the top that your can fold and glue it under.
Keep adding glue as you wrap.
Once your tube is completely covered, cut the ribbon, glue and fold the excess into the tube. Then grab the ribbon you want to use for hanging.
Put a good amount of glue on the end of the hanging ribbon and glue inside the tube.
Now take the third ribbon and tie around the tube, cut a good length, the ribbon will probably be curly, but will straighten out over time.
TA-DA!! A convenient and up-cycled hair clip and headband organizer!
Happy Back to School Up-cycling!!