Shabby Flower Snap Clip Tutorial + {Giveaway!}

DIY Shabby Flower Snap Clip Tutorial | Always Under Pay

Materials Needed:
Shabby Flower in Your Choice of Color
Fabric Covered Center in Your Choice of Color
Felt Circles in Your Choice of Color
5.5 CM Snap Clip
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Stick

Materials Needed Shabby Flower Snap Clip

Step One:
Put a small dab of hot glue on one of the felt circles and then glue it to the back of the flower. Make sure you don’t put too much glue on as the flower is mesh on the back side, so glue can seep through that and show through the other side. It is better to put the glue on the felt circle than the flower so as not to burn yourself.

Step One Shabby Flower Snap Clip

Step Two:
Slip the other felt circle between the prongs on the snap clip. Use a bit of hot glue to adhere it to the top side of the clip (the bigger side) as shown.

Step Two Shabby Flower Snap Clip

Step Three:
Use hot glue to adhere the fabric covered center to the middle of the shabby flower. It is easiest to put the glue on the center to avoid making a mess of the flower.

Step Three Shabby Flower Snap Clip Collage

Step Four:
Use the hot glue to adhere the two felt circles together so that the flower is on top of your clip.

Finished Shabby Flower Snap Clip Collage

Voila! A super fun, easy and cute little shabby chic hair clip.

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Patriotic Firecracker Bow Tutorial

Patriotic Firecracker Bow DIY Tutorial

Finished

Materials Needed:
Grosgrain Ribbon (I used 3 colors in 3/8” solid and 2 colors in 7/8” polka dot)
Wire Garland of Your Choice
Glitter Tulle (or Regular Tulle)
Lined Double Prong Alligator Clip
Crystal Center Rhinestone Embellishment
String (I used crochet thread)
Scissors (not shown)
Needle and Thread (not Shown)
Glue Gun and Glue Stick (Not Shown)
Lighter (Not Shown)

Materials

Step One:
Start cutting your tulle into 5-6 5” strips. Lay them down in a rotating asterisk kind of pattern as shown below. Then, gather them in the middle, wrap your string around the center, and tie it off to make a bow-looking shape. Clip off the extra ends of your string once you have it secured.

Set this piece aside for now. We’ll come back to it.

StepOne

Step Two:
Cut your ribbon into 5.5” lengths. Then, shape the ends of them how you want them to look and use the lighter to seal the ends from fraying. Don’t hold the lighter too close or too long. I set one of mine on fire! Lol.

StepTwo

Step Three:
Stack your ribbons in crisscross patterns on top of one another. Make sure they all intersect in the center. This is important for the next part. I stacked the smaller width ones on top. Otherwise you won’t see them behind the bigger ones.

Once you have them all stacked together, use your needle and thread to sew a tack stitch in the center to hold them together.

StepThree

Step Four:
Cut a couple of strands of your wire garland to about the same length of the ribbons. Add them to your ribbon stack and tack stitch them into your bow as well. Once you feel like everything is tacked together securely, tie the stitch off in the back and clip the needle and extra string away.

StepFour

Step Five:
Going back to your tied tulle piece. Pull each of your ends around and out and up and down until you have made a shape that pleases you for the bottom of your bow. Then, using your scissors, trim off the excess length and shape it a bit.

StepFive

Step Six:
Squeeze a good glob of glue on the center of your tulle piece where your string is, and place your ribbon piece in the center of the glue. Hold it together for about 30 seconds to let it bond a bit. . I didn’t get a picture of this part. Sorry.

StepSix

Step Seven:
Hot glue the crystal center embellishment to the center of the bow (this will hide all of the stitching uglies).

StepSeven

Step Eight:
Hot glue the lined double prong alligator clip to the back center of the tulle piece.

StepEight

Voila! A fantastic hair clip for your patriotic princess, and it can be customized in any colors you like!

Finished

 

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Wholesale Marabou Puffs

Wholesale Marabou Puffs

Just $8.49 Per Dozen 

Marabou Puff

Our affordable marabou puffs are just so fluffy and soft. They are made out of good quality marabou feather boas and then attached at the end.  These marabou puffs are attached to a single prong alligator clip.   As you can see from the photo, our marabou puffs come in just about every color you could need.  Red, Hot Pink, Light Pink, Orange, Yellow, Lime Green, Blue, Lavender, Purple, Black and White.  If you want to make your own, you can purchase our feather boas, cut them (make sure you buy the marabou boas if you are cutting them), and make your own puffs or hair accessories.

These are really fun to add into cheerleaders pony-tails too.  It just gives the whole outfit a little bit more flair.  Get your cheap marabou feather puffs today.

 

Tutorial: Curling Ribbon French Clip

Today I’m going to show you how to make this super fun and ultra easy curling ribbon french clip. I think these would be fun to make for party favors for a group of little girls, don’t you?

Excuse the hair in this picture lol. I chose the wrong day to braid it overnight :)

You will need:

Curling Ribbon (colors of your choice)

a French Barrette

Scissors

Directions:

Start by cutting 24-30 10″ pieces of curling ribbon. I suggest using approximate equal quantities of each color you are using.

Now, take the center bowed bar out of your french clip.

Start tying your pieces of curling ribbon onto your clip. Tie them so that the knotted side is up on the top side of your clip.

Continue tying and alternating colors as you see fit. I did two strands of each color and alternated blue, red, silver.

This is what the underside looks like.

This is what it should look like once you have it all tied.

My pieces were a bit long, so I trimmed them up before the next step.

Now curl each of the ribbons with your scissors by dragging the rougher or less shiny side against the blade on your scissors.

Fluff and pull the ribbons into place however you like them.

Put your center bar back into your french clip.

All done! See how easy that was?

Keep watching for more fun ideas and tutorials!  We have everything you need to make your own hairbows.  We even have tutorials on how to make a hairbow.  If you are looking for hardware or bow making supplies, we have everything in bulk for always cheap, wholesale prices.

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Newsboy Hats

Newsboy Hats

Just $1.65 Each!

Newsboy Hat

Our inexpensive knitted crochet newsboy beanie hats are just so darn fun, and cute too!  They come in a huge range of colors.  You will find something for your boy or girl.  We have a lot more affordable girl items in our online store, but these hats look cute on boys too.  For a girl, you can wear the cap plain, or add a flower or a bow to it.  Obviously with a cute infant baby boy you wouldn’t add anything to the beanies. :  Our hats are always on sale for wholesale, cheap prices in our online shop.  Now you can get that cute, boutique look, without the high price tag!  Our crocheted caps are one of the hottest hair accessories you can get for your boy or girl.

These hats are the perfect idea to keep your babies head warm in the winter and especially when they are newborns.  We do have larger sizes in these crocheted caps that would fit toddlers and young girls too!  Thanks for stopping by and come visit our baby clothes shop at www.alwaysunderpay.com.

1 1/2″ Crochet Headbands Wholesale and Cheap!

Check out our awesome selection of 1 1/2″ crochet headbands.  We have brought in 28 wonderful colors for you to choose from.  We sell them by the dozen per color or by the 28 piece complete assortment (which is one of our most popular items on our website).

Just $3.25 (28 Pack is $7.50).  You can purchase them here: http://www.alwaysunderpay.com/1-1-2-crochet-headbands/

1 1/2" Crochet Headbands

These small crochet headwraps are perfect for infants, newborns, babies, toddlers, girls and women.  The hair ties are really stretchy and are great for keeping your hair out of your face.  The colors we have to choose from are red, shocking pink, hot pink, medium pink, light pink, peach, orange, yellow, light yellow, light green, forest green, olive green, lime green, turquoise, apple green, light blue, royal blue, navy blue, lavender, purple, burgundy, medium brown, chocolate brown, beige, black, grey, white and ivory.  Whew, that is a huge selection.  We are the wholesalers with more selection of colors of crochet headwraps than anyone else.  Our prices again are just $3.25 a dozen or $7.50 for all 28 different headbands.

One of the most trending things with this hair accessory, is to add a flower clip or a bow to a crochet headband.  You can make your own using bulk silk flowers and alligator clips for the hair flowers.  Or, you can get some wholesale grosgrain ribbon and make some hairbows.  We have some great tutorials on how to make hair bows and flower clips so that you can make your own.  Since the crochet headbands have a weave, it is really easy to slide a clip through it.  Since the clips won’t be attached to the headbands it makes these headbands interchangeable.

What a perfect way to have something cute to dress-up every outfit and have cute headwear.  Even for every holiday.  If you are going to a Halloween party, throw on a black headband with a cheery orange flower clip.  Same for Christmas.  A cute green headband with a red flower clip is sure to dress up any outfit and make it festive.  A lot of new moms use our crochet headbands for blessing and christening days.  A white headband with a dainty white flower or bow is just so precious.  The great thing is that these headbands are so soft they won’t hurt your babies head.  I remember when my baby was little all the headbands I put on her I felt like squished her cute, tiny head.

Our low everyday wholesale, cheap prices make these hairbands affordable.  We can offer such inexpensive pricing because we are the manufacturer and distributor.  Our factories work hard for us to keep up with the demand.  OEM.  Thanks for looking at our crochet headbands for sale.  Thanks for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit our online website at http://www.alwaysunderpay.com, thank you!

Patriotic Stacked Flower

Easy, fun red/white/blue 4th of July, patrtiotic flower clip!  This is so very easy and fun.  These themed flower clips would be great for Memorial Day, 4th of July 24th of July (Utah) and even Labor Day!  Plus the colors just go great together, don’t they?  Hair Flowers are so incredibly easy to make.  You will be so glad that you bought a bunch of our artificial fake flowers and rhinestones.  You can choose from Lilies, Daisies and Peonies.

Red/White/Blue Hair ClipsThis is a fun, fast thing to make with a group or just on your own. And there are lots of different variations. You can use many different colors and stack the petals in different ways for different looks. You can also add ribbons, tulle, or different centers. The possibilities are nearly endless!

You will need:

Bulk Flower Heads of your choice (I used a red and a white daisy with crystal center and a navy and royal blue lily with crystal center).

Needle and Thread (Not Shown–Optional, but highly recommended)

Glue Gun and Stick (Not Shown)

Directions:

Start by taking all of your flower heads apart. You can throw away the plastic stem pieces (or keep them if you can think of a use for them). I started by popping the stem off of the back with my finger, then it was relatively easy to take all of the pieces apart.

Once you have your petals all apart, start playing around with how you want them stacked so you can put your flower together. I ended up with a large white daisy petal, then a large red daisy petal, another large white daisy piece, a navy blue lily petal, a royal blue lily petal, a medium red daisy petal, and finally a small white daisy petal. But, maybe you prefer to show more red than white. Play around with it until you like the way it looks.

When you have them stacked in the order that you want them, line the center holes up together so that you can see through the entire center of your flower. This will ensure that your flower will look centered and straight.

Take your needle and thread and just use a tacking stitch to sew all of your petals together. Now, I said the needle and thread were optional. This is because I hot glued all of my petals together. And it worked great. BUT–I got a big ole blister on my finger tip! Umm..painful!

The petals are pretty thin. So pressing the hot glue with your fingers is a bit dangerous. In hindsight I would have sewn them together. That being said, you can use hot glue at your own risk. Although, craft glue or fabric glue would probably work as well. You just need to let it sit and dry longer.

Moving on–now that you have all of your petals secured together, just hot glue one of the rhinestone crystal embellishments back on to the center of your flower. Voila! Super cute and patriotic accessory!

Patriotic 4th of July Hair Flower

You can glue this to a pin, snap clip, alligator clip, headband, or almost any other accessory. You can sew it to a purse before gluing your center on. Again, lots of possibilities!  These make absolutely darling baby headbands.  Don’t forget that infant headbands make the outfit!

Have fun, and stay tuned for more fun craft tutorials here at Always Underpay!

How to Make a Pony-O

With summer coming, lots of kids, including girls, will be playing a lot of different sports. So, I thought it would be fun to show you how to make these pony-o holders for ponytails since we like to have our hair up during sports, right?  They are also great for cheer and cheer leading.

Plus, this is a really great project for using up a bunch of old scraps. Or, you can make a bunch for your daughter’s whole team if you buy ribbon!

Excuse the messy hair–I only had myself for a model today :)

Cheer Pony-OYou will need:

Cheer Pony-O SuppliesScrap Ribbon pieces

Elastic Pony Holder

Scissors

Needle and Thread

Glue Gun and Stick (not shown)

Directions:

Start by cutting your ribbons all about the same length however long you’d like them to hang. If you want them to vary in length, you can trim them up after you are done.

Now, stack your ribbons however you want them to look. I put my wider black ribbon on the bottom then stacked them up according to width. But you can do it however you like.

Gather your ribbons in about the center–you don’t have to be perfect. Just approximate.

Take your needle and thread and sew a basic basting stitch down the center of your ribbons making sure to catch them all in there at least once. This will just make sure that when your little girl is wearing this, the ribbons won’t slide out or become uneven.

Once you have pulled your thread through, you can take the needle off. Or you can use it to aid in tying. I tend to poke myself, so I take it off :)  Leave some tails on each side of your ribbons with the thread to use for wrapping.

Now fold your ribbons down the center accordion style, like so:

Wrap the thread around the folds until you feel it is fairly secure.Don’t tie off yet though.

Now hot glue your ponytail holder to the backside on the center of your ribbon bunch being careful not to get hot glue on your ribbons like I did :(

Wrap the thread tails around the ponytail holder and ribbons just to help secure it a little bit more. When you’re comfortable that it is good and secure, tie the tails together in a knot or two and snip the leftover ends off.

Take a scrap piece of ribbon (for wrapping around the center of your pony-o, and tie a knot in the center. I tied two because my ribbon was small.

Hot glue the knot to where you want the front top of your pony-o to be. Then trim the ends however short they need to be to wrap around the pony-o and elastic ponytail holder. Hot glue the ends around the center of your pony-o holder.All that’s left to do now is trim up your ends however you want them. You’ll want to heat seal those lightly with a lighter or other heat source to keep them from fraying as well.

Some people add rhinestones or other fun little things by hot-gluing them to your ribbons too. Make it yours!