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
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
I write weekly over in Momtastic's DIY section. Here's today's DIY Maternity Round-Up.
Go and be pretty,
Do you have a ton of rubber bands lying around? Somehow I've obtained a bunch and thought they would get more use out of a bouncy ball instead of sitting in a drawer.
I had to throw some rubber bands away because they were so old and cracked. You know the kind that snaps when you barely pull on it. Just ditch 'em.
Yay for bouncy balls.
Triple yay for pretty bouncy balls.
Start with one rubber band and tie it in a knot. Tie another knot on one end. I left the other end in a loop to tie to a string my son can use to throw the ball and have it bounce back to him. (yes, that was a run on sentence)
Keep wrapping rubber bands around the knotted rubber band. Don't worry about the initial shape.
As you add more rubber bands you will able to create a sphere shape.
This is where I tied an elastic cord (you can use string instead) that my son can put around his wrist. That way the ball comes right back to him.
Since I am all about the pretty, I wanted to add some color. Who doesn't have gobs of elastic hair ties? Wrap and twist the hair ties around the rubber band ball until it's pretty.
The Real Deal: Since I used materials on hand, I didn't pay anything to make these!
Go and be pretty,