Chick Clip

I'm pretty impressed that I got about 30 photos out of Peaches wearing this chick clip. What's not impressive is that only one wasn't blurred. How annoying is that? Ah well…. back to Easter, the reason for making this chick clip. If Easter is on your brain, check out Kiki's 'All About Easter' theme for the next couple of weeks.

Materials:

  • Felt (yellow, orange, black, white)
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Hot glue and gun
  • Clip
  • Tweezers

Cut out 2 circles from paper: 1" and 1.25" in diameter. Trace each on the felt separately and cut out. Overlap the two pieces of paper on the felt (this will create the back), trace, and cut out. Thread the needle and tie a knot at the end of the thread.

Cut out felt pieces similar to all the pieces above. In addition to the already cut out circles and backing, you will need: one white circle for the belly, two orange raindrop shapes for the feet, one orange circle for the beak, one black sliver for the beak, two black slivers for the eyes, and two yellow wings.

Sew the clip onto the backing as shown. Please do not use dark thread. I only used it for demonstration. Yellow would look so much better!

Hot glue the big, yellow circle to the bottom of the front, leaving room to fit the wings. Glue the wings on. If I were to redo this I would have glued the wings first. Hot glue the small, yellow circle to the top of the front. Glue the white circle to the center of the bottom. Glue the feet on top of the white circle.

Glue the orange circle to the face to create the beak. Using a very small amount of glue, apply the eyes and beak slivers with tweezers.

The Real Deal: It cost less than $1.00 to make this chick clip.

7 Comments
  1. That is ADORABLE!  Oh my goodness!! I have two little girls (4 and 1) and they'd LOVE this.  Well, the 4 year old would love it.  THe 1 year old would spend her life trying to rip it out of her hair…

  2. CUTE CUTE CUTE!  I love felt… I have so many ideas I want to try myself… and a wealth of felt… gotta get movin I suppose! :)

  3. I LOVE this!! Definitely one I am going to try – but my 1 1/2yr old is just like Jamie's daughter – she'll probably spend her whole day trying to take it out. Oh well! Maybe it'll stay in long enough for a picture! THANKS again for your wonderful tutorials!

  4. Thank you for the adorable tutorial! I am sure my readers will love it :) http://felting.craftgossip.com/2011/04/07/free-diy-felt-chick-clip-by-craft-snob/

  5.  
    Oh my gosh, that is so sweet!  I'd love to have you share them at my For the Kids Friday Link Party (still open).  SO cute!
     
    http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/04/for-kids-friday-6.html

  6. Adorable!  You make the best things.  I love your blog.  Thank you!
    Blessings,
    Shelley

  7. Yeah, I've been blog stalking you for quite some time 'cause all your flower tutes are AWESOME!  (Umm, didn't mean for that to sound creepy….)
    Anyhow, I included this cute clip on a short roundup of last minute hairclips to make for Easter!  Here's the link if you're interested:
    http://twogirlsbeingcrafty.blogspot.com/2011/04/linky-love-last-minute-hairbow-edition.html
    Thanks for such awesome crafts…  ; )

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