DIY hair clips

by @according2kelly on September 14, 2011

for the entire month of september will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season…

welcome to our holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along.” we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season all month long. yep! yep! 31 days of projects. so dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects. a southern fairytale is spotlighting lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss. & to check out ALL of our crafty & creative projects go HERE.

today, our featured blogger is the craftiest engineer i know – sara, of craft snob. sara writes…

Hi there. I’m Sara from Craft Snob. I’m a mama to two, soon to be three, and the wife to my first love. I am a Native Texan living in London while crafting along the way.

Thanks so much to Kelly for having me. Here’s to happy handmade holidays 2011!


  • Embroidery thread
  • Hair clip
  • Hot glue and gun
  • Scissors

Cut a length of embroidery thread about 3 feet long. Better to be too long than too short. Start wrapping the thread down one side of the clip and then up the other side.

Tie the two ends of the thread in a knot on the underside of the clip. Cut the excess thread.

To create the “bun” on the end just twist a bunch of embroidery thread around and hot glue in place.

These hair clips make for great stocking stuffers. Make them in all colors! Look here for flower options to add to your clips. Don’t fancy embroidery thread? Try this ribbon barrette tutorial instead.

Go and be pretty – Sara

for more great ideas be sure to visit sara at her blog craft snob, & check out her fabulous how-to series sewing 101, knitting 101 & crochet 101.

about sara: Hey there. My name is Sara and am currently living in London. I run on three rotating addictions: frappuccinos, chocolate and purple skittles. Kevin, my husband, is my favorite person ever.  He makes the world a better place.  We have two little ones, a two and a half year old boy and a twelve month old girl. Baby #3 is due November 8, 2011. Having five or six kids sounds fairytale-ish to us, depending on what day it is of course.


baking, crafting & sewing along at home? don’t forget to play show & tell… upload your photos to our flickr group HERE. follow along with all of our featured bakers, crafters & sewers on twitter HERE, & tweet about the holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along” using the hashtag #handmadeholiday.


very cute! I tried to make it but I don't know how to make the little bun for the end.... If you could give me some instructions for that i would appreciate it!


literally you just twist the embroidery thread, add a dab of glue, twist & more glue, continuing until you have a "bun" you like.


Heard about your Event on Skip to My Lou. Look forward to new craft ideas. BTW, the hair clip is adorable.


isn't that bob adorable on sara's little girl? i just want to eat her up.


The hair clip is darling, but I will take that pretty little red haired girl off your hands any time! :0)


Her attitude might make you think twice about your offer! :)

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