Tutorial: Floral Hair Clips

 

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First tutorial of the year! Today here is a quick and easy tutorial for little clips that you could wear in your hair on your clothes, for me, these are the cutest hair clips. 

Supplies:

Small or medium sized flowers and leaves. For my clips, I used two kinds of leaves, and I used one inch diameter flowers. 

Two Inch Long Alligator Clips

Hot Glue



The Steps:

To assemble these, make sure your glue gun is at the ready, be careful, it will be hot. To catch the glue that runs, I use a paper plate, piece of cardboard, or folded cardstock to place the gun on.  

Take an alligator clip and run a line of hit glue down the length. Glue two leaves to the clip. This will offer a platform for the flower decoration and help camouflage the alligator clip. Let the leaves dry/cool before moving on. 





Next, glue a flower and leaves to the clip, Position the additional leaves if desired. I positioned my leaves, so they pointed to the opening end of the clip. Let dry/cool. Done! Wow, wasn't that just too easy? I think so. What is fun is that you can do short clips or long ones by changing the lengths of the floral stems used. To make longer ones, I kept the flowers on their long wire stems and added other flowers to them. This way I got small clips and bigger looking ones all on the same two-inch alligator clip. 




These were so fast, fun and easy to make that I made all sorts of them which you can see here. By using alligator clips, these will stay in the hair nice and secure. These clips have a really strong grip as I am finding out for myself. I'm not sure what outfit I will wear with these first, but I think they will make a nice presentation either single or in a grouping. 




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