It’s December and the festive crafts have begun (I really started last month but shhh.. don’t tell anyone 😉). Christmas is the busiest time of year for crafts in this house as we give our parents and grandparents hampers filled with festive homemade treats. We all contribute as a family, so I will be uploading our makes over the next couple of weeks.
This particular craft was for my little girl Mia, some Christmas hair clips. Originally, I had planned to give some away to the other girls in the family but Mia has become quite attached to them 😕 so I need to work on that..
This really is a quick and simple craft and inexpensive – I made 15 Christmas clips for less than a pack of 4 ready made. I also made 25 green bows for Mia to wear to school.
- Glue Gun
- Coloured Felt – I get big multi-packs as I use it a lot when crafting, but places like Hobbycraft you can buy individual sheets.
- Alligator hair clips (I purchased 50 for £1 – There lots of options on Ebay and Amazon in different sizes).
- Flat backed resin Christmas Embellishments – I would like to try wooden next year to reduce the plastic purchased but these will last a long time.
How to make these Cuties:
Cut a strip of felt – double the length of the clip plus a little more to flap underneath.
Use the glue gun to stick the felt to the clip. I pinched open the clip and glued the felt to the roof of the mouth of the clip and when it closes it holds it in place. Then flap in over the top and glue, finishing with the end of the felt tucking under the clip (as seen on the picture below).
Glue the character on top of the felt on the opening side. The gingerbread is my favourite – but I do have a soft spot for gingerbread decorations at Christmas.
There you go -It is that easy!
If you think that was simple – these school bows were a lot simpler. I purchased some ready made bows – I do plan on making my own as there are so many pretty ribbons. I simply glued them on to the clips and they were finished 😁.
It took about 5 minutes to glue all 25 and my daughter was very pleased with her new stash.
Here are some of the other Christmas character hair bows completed.
So what do you think? Do you know someone who might give this a go? Comment below if you think you would try it or what characters would you choose?
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