Hair clip tidy – WIP

I recently got into hair clip fever! I had a look at my massive stash of ribbons and decided to use them all for hair clips.

I ordered a lot of alligator and straight hair clips and got to work. Currently it’s looking mostly blue, but I’ll buy more colours soon…

When I thought about the hair clips that I made, I realised that I wanted to display them in a very nice way, so that I could see everything that I had made but also so I can choose a look for the day.

A quick search for ‘hair clip tidy’ brings up a lot of similar things – lengths of ribbon tied to a fixture, where you clip your hair clips.

I opted for the photo frame idea. So I bought a photo frame and… I destroyed it. Took all the stuff off the back of it! Then I measured out some fabric to cover the backing of the frame.

I ironed out the fabric to reduced the creases, and cut the corners to avoid overlap. The margins were superglued down. It doesn’t have to be too neat, it will be covered by the frame anyway!

Then I chose some thick lengths of ribbon to run down the frame. Since I had a lot of blue… It was a natural choice!

I tried lining them up as best as I could. Then I superglued these ribbons down, from the back side only. Allow enough space for hair clips to reach underneath! Then put your frame back on.

Here is a few of my handmade hair clips so far. I will endeavour to make more and eventually fill this board! Definitely with more colours though, haha.

Materials: One 28x33cm photo frame, blue polka dot fabric, four lengths of blue ribbon, superglue

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