With Valentine's Day right around the corner we needed a great big pink hair clip!
I headed to Anthropologie to see what I could find for inspiration, and I found this lovely hair clip, with the staggering price tag of $47.
It's sooooo easy to make your own, and I had everything I needed so it cost me $0.
Here's the original:
Here's my knockoff:
I actually cut up an old silky scarf that had found it's way into Charlotte's dress up box.
It worked perfectly, and I think will become a little more frayed, like the original, as she wears it.
Here's what you'll need to make your own:
Step 1 - Snip Snip:
Cut 3 strips of material 2" x 20", and heat up your hot glue gun.
Step 2 - Zig and Zag:
Set your zig zag stitch so that it is longer (more space in between each stitch), and zig zag one edge of each strip. This is basically to keep it from fraying too much, but allowing it to fray a little.
Step 3 - Gather it up:
Now set your regular stitch to as long as it will go (mine's at setting 5) and sew along the other side. Gather this edge. Now you have kind of an old school scrunchie thing.
Repeat this process with the other two strips of fabric.
Step 4 - Fun with your glue gun
Begin gluing these strips onto the felt circle.
Just start at one edge and glue it back and forth to make it look like a flower.
I used the hair clip to kind of poke it down in the center so I wouldn't burn my finger.
When you have glued all three, it should look like this:
You may need to keep gluing pieces down here and there until you are happy with the way it looks.
Lastly glue the hair clip onto the back of the felt circle and let it dry.
Clip your sweetie's hair back and give her a kiss!
have a great day!