Embroidery Thread Hair Clip

A big thanks to According to Kelly for inviting me to share a craft tutorial for the Holiday Bake, Craft, & Sew Along 2011. Stop on by to see what others are sharing!

I never seem to have enough hair clips, especially now that Peaches often dips hers into mud, food or other stuff. Besides, I think these clips will make for great stocking stuffers for the coming holidays.


  • Embroidery thread
  • Hair clip
  • Hot glue and gun
  • Scissors

Cut a length of embroidery thread about 3 feet long. Better to be too long than too short. Start wrapping the thread down one side of the clip and then up the other side.

Tie the two ends of the thread in a knot on the underside of the clip. Cut the excess thread.

To create the "bun" on the end just twist a bunch of embroidery thread around and hot glue in place.

These hair clips make for great stocking stuffers. Make them in all colors! Look here for flower options to add to your clips. Don't fancy embroidery thread? Try this ribbon barrette tutorial instead.

Go and be pretty – Sara

  1. I used to make these for my daughter when she was young( she's almost 40 now}. I used ribbons also ,the narrower ones & made bows to put on the ends or just craft things I found that were small!!  She loved them then & now I've made several  for her  daughters when they were small!!!    I do luve the embrodery thread too! I have several "new babies" of friends thaT I can make for their babies!!Thanks for a new idea!!!

  2. This is really sweet. I would make some of these for myself! Those bendable metal clips are the only kind that hold my fine hair, but they're pretty boring. Thanks for the idea!

  3. Pretty darn cute! Sometimes even these clips won't hold my fine hair, but adding the thread will give it more grip.
    I can't wait to make some of these. I've been haunting flea markets and estate sales this summer and can't resist a stash of embroidery thread so as a result I'll never have to buy it new again! This is a perfect way to put it to use.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. That's cute 

  5. I am having trouble with bun. Am I just an idiot? I can't seem to figure out to get it to look anything like yours. Help, please

  6. Great idea, and the "bun" makes it perfect.

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