My three year old will be heading back to preschool in about a month. She has unruly curly hair that is constantly falling in her face, but I hate to make her wear ponytails all the time, so her favorite hair accessory is a hair clip. I’ve made about twenty five different clips for her, and she loves to pick one that she thinks matches her outfit. She’s not always right, but hey, she’s three.
- 4¼" length of 3/8" wide ribbon
- coordinating fabric
- single prong 1¾" long alligator pinch hair clip (I bought a pack of 50 on Etsy for less than $5)
- size 30 (¾") cover button kit
- glue gun
- optional: non-slip grip (more on this below)
A. First, use your fingers to pinch the clip open. Run a bead of glue inside the clip on the underside of the top piece of the clip. Insert one end of your ribbon all the way into the clip with the wrong side of the ribbon facing the glue. Press the ribbon firmly into the glue. When cool, close the clip.
Step 4: Next, use a pair of pliers to remove the shank from the back of the button.
B. Set the button shell (the top of the button) wrong side up on top of the fabric.
C. Use the pusher that came with your kit to press the button shell down into the mold on top of the fabric.
D. Tuck all of the excess fabric down into the back of the button shell.
E. Place the back of the button (with the shank removed) over the tucked fabric.
F. Use the pusher that came with your kit to snap all layers together. Make sure you push hard enough to completely snap the back of the button into the shell.
G. Your fabric covered button is complete.
Step 6: Completely fill the back of the button with hot glue, and place the button on the center of your ribbon covered clip.
Step 7: Cut a piece of non-slip grip about 3/8" by 1".
Step 8: Pinch your clip open, and run a bead of glue inside the clip along the ribbon on the underside of the top piece of the clip. Press the non-slip grip into the glue. Do this carefully so you don't get burned.. the hot glue pushes through the holes in the grip.
Congratulations! You’re done!