Here's another last year repost!
Happy St. Patrick's Day. I hope you're enjoying the green around you. I finally made the hair clips to go with my daughters' St. Patrick's Day shirts. They were relatively easy to make. Here's a picture of one of the six clips I made.
This one has pink dots on the green ribbon. I kind of like it.
All you need to make these clips are: a lighter, scissors, grosgrain ribbon, alligator clips, and a glue gun.
First, I cut 6 pieces of ribbon into approx. 2.5" lengths.
Using a lighter, I "melted" each edge of the ribbon, to keep it from fraying. This just takes a second and you can see the ribbon edge get a little shiny, letting you know it's done.
I hot glued 2 pieces of ribbon together making 3 "Ls".
I took the ribbon that was the over piece, and made put it under the other piece of ribbon.
I hot glued it in place. Now it looks like a lowercase b or a foot.
I took the other piece of ribbon and wove it under, then over the first piece of ribbon. I hot glued it on top. It makes a heart shape. Each clippie needs three hearts. So, repeat. Repeat.
I then cut a piece of ribbon about 4.5 inches long. I "heated" the edges of the ribbon with the lighter.
I hot glued the ribbon to the back of the clip starting at the top.
I then hot glued the ribbon to the "mouth" of the clip.
I continued to hot glue the ribbon to the top of the clip.
I hot glued the rest of the ribbon to the inside of the clip. Only a back section is left exposed.
So, now I have three hearts, a covered clip, and a little pink bow. It's almost ready for final assembly.
With the "mouth" of the clip down, I hot glued the first heart to the top part of the clip.
I then hot glued the other two hearts to either side.
Then I attached the bow in the middle. I think this turned out super cute. Now I know why my daughter calls shamrocks, "hearts". They do look like they have hearts in them!