I may have created a monster. I’ve never been one of those moms that puts her daughter in the GIANT bows, but there have definitely been hair accessories present on Mags since she was tiny. We even did a whole tutorial on five different ways to make bows for little girls! (I still use those patterns, by the way.) But now that Mags is older she pretty much insists on something in her hair every day. And with her curls getting longer and longer, I am always on the lookout for cute, fast solutions. I had a few extra felt balls hanging around the studio and started imagining that they looked like little fruits, and that’s how these were born. Here’s how to make hair clips (that look like fruit!).
How to Make Hair Clips (That Look Like Fruit!)
Step 1: Choose a few colors of felt balls that could be fruit — think limes, lemons, oranges, apples, peaches, cherries, and more.
Step 2: Cut accessories for each piece of fruit from the felt sheets. They could be leaves, stems, or just a background if you want a contrasting color.
Step 3: Use the glue gun to glue together the felt pieces. Be careful to just use small dots of glue so that they don’t seep out around the edges and become messy.
Step 4: Glue the fruits to the ends of the clips, being careful not to use excess glue that would either glue the clip shut or create a space so that the clip can’t fully close. Also, before you glue the fruit to the clips, be sure that the fruit is facing the correct way depending on which side of your child’s head you will be placing it on.
Step 5: Allow all glue to fully dry, and put these babies on your babies!
Mags is pretty pleased with her fruity clips! And I think they’re a great alternative to bows if you like hair accessories but nothing too over the top or frilly. You could even make other shapes using the round felt balls — ice cream scoops, a sun, a lollipop, and more. There are tons of opportunities to be creative with just a few simple materials. Have fun! xoxo