Remember when I said I was going to make a point to use up all the stuff in my craft stash? Well, the first (and easiest) thing I made were velcro hair clips for my Princess Baby. Her hair is always in her face, poor thing, but it’s still too fine to hold any real pins or hair ties! I remembered seeing these kinds of hair clips before, so I figured why not make some out of the stuff in my stash?
Baby Velcro Hair Clips
Note: I used 1″ ribbon for these clips, but I don’t think you’ll want to go any larger than that. In fact, next time I make these, I’ll definitely use 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon.
- Measure your ribbon to the length that best suits your babe’s head (mine were 1 1/2″ long).
- Double that number (3 inches for me), and cut that from the length of your ribbon.
- Take your ribbon and fold it in half. Set it aside.
- To cut your velcro, you’re gonna need to eyeball it. What you want is for it to be a little smaller than your clip so that your ribbon can open and close easily. If it’s exactly the same measurement of the ribbon (meaning, when your ribbon is laid out flat, there’s velcro across the entire length), once it’s glued, you won’t be able to close your clip without it buckling – trust me. I learned from experience!
- Once you’re satisfied with the length of your velcro, “open” it and hot glue them to your ribbon.
BOOM! Your sweetheart’s hair is finally out of her face!
If you need to see this tutorial in action, or you’re interested in a little more in-depth instruction, you can watch this YouTube video for extra help. It’s such a simple way to create custom baby hair accessories!