Get it Under Control

As I sit here waiting for the Leasing Manager to call me about the availability of an apartment, I might as well accomplish something besides stressing myself out. 

Tiny’s hair has been growing exponentially lately, but is still too short for hair ties to really do any good. She does look ridiculously adorable in pig-tales, but it takes too long, and bits start slipping out within 2 min. So, I’m thinking hair clips are the way to go. They might be easy for her to pull out, but they also only take a second to put back in. Maybe I can at least get her bangs out of her face for a little while.

Over Christmas my Aunt gave us a bag of her daughters’ old hair bows, and these ones seem to work best right now with Tiny’s fine hair. (I found the blank clips below at Walmart last week.)

 So, I dug around in my boxes until I found some 3/8 ribbon I liked , plugged in the glue gun, and got to work. This is another really easy project, but anytime the glue gun comes out it can mean trouble for me. 🙂
Starting with the clip right side up and the ribbon right side down, I hot glued the ribbon to the underside of the top piece of the clip, and folded the ribbon over onto the top. Some glue will squeeze through the hole, but you will probably need to add a little glue to the top of the clip as well. Do this step quickly so that the glue doesn’t dry and make everything lumpy.
If you don’t like the way this looks, you can always ad a dab of glue
 where the arrows are, and press the loop inside. Just be careful not
 to clog the spring with glue.

Now add a bit of glue to the top area where your fingers pinch the clip together, smoothing the ribbon as you go. Wrap the ribbon around to the bottom and cut at the desired length. (If you’d like you can go to the end and fold back into the mouth part of the clip, but I stopped right at the hinge.)

Ta Da! Now you can make clips to match any outfit in your wardrobe. I left these plain because they were so colorful, but I also covered another clip with white ribbon and added fake flower petals and a butterfly. The ribbon really gives the glued bits something to stick to. Give it a try. The possibilities really are endless. The only limit is your imagination!

Please share pictures with me of anything you create. I’d love to see what ideas you come up with. 

Happy Weekend!

♥Momma Tart

***I just got the call, and we now have a 2 bedroom to move into! Thank Goodness! One less thing to worry about.***

Running Tally:
#10 – Ribbon Hair Clips

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