Shabby Flower French Clip Hair Bow Tutorial

DIY Shabby Flower French Clip Hair Bow Tutorial
Shabby Flower

Materials Needed:
Shabby Flowers in Your Choice of Color
15MM Pearlie Embellishment in Your Choice of Color
Felt Circles in Your Choice of Color
8MM French Clip (check out our tutorial here on how to line a French clip with 3/8” ribbon)
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Stick

Materials Needed Shabby Flower French Clip

Step One:
Put a small dab of hot glue on one of the felt circles and then glue it to the back of a coordinating shabby 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 French Clip

Repeat for remaining two flowers.

Step Two:
Use hot glue to adhere the 15MM pearlie embellishment 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 Two Shabby Flower French Clip

Step Three:
Using the glue gun, run a small line of glue down each end on the top of the french clip. Adhere one shabby flower to each end of the clip as shown below.

StepThree Shabby Flower French Clip Collage

Step Four:
Using the glue gun, squeeze a good glob of glue onto the back of the center shabby flower that has your embellishment on it.

Step Four Shabby Flower French Clip

Then, glue your embellished flower between the other two shabby flowers and onto the center of your flower clip.

Finished Shabby Flower French Clip Back

All done! Adorable, super easy to make, and unique shabby chic flower clip for your special girl’s hair! Finished Shabby Flower French Clip Collage

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

 

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for our 4th of July GIVEAWAY! We’ll be giving away this Firecracker Bow, our Patriotic Headband, and our Patriotic Flip Flops!

Wholesale Marabou Puffs

Wholesale Marabou Puffs

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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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Shabby Flower Headbands

Boutique Quality Shabby Flower Headbands

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Shabby Flower Headbands

We absolutely love these shabby flower headbands!  These dainty boutique quality headbands are so lovely adorned with a shabby flower.  We are sure to have one to match every outfit!  We even have one made especially for those cute Halloween photos and the Christmas ones too.  Babies wearing a cute, chic hairband are just so cute.  We have plenty of outfits that would look great with one of these too, so be sure to look around our whole website to see what goodies we have in store for you in our shop. We always have low sale, cheap wholesale pricing that you can’t find anywhere else.

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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.

Wholesale Crystal Tiaras and Princess Crowns

We have a whole new selection of toddler baby girl faux crystal crowns and tiaras.

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Rhinestone Tiaras

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Halos are also fun to have for birthday parties and Quinceanaras.  Make your little girl feel special today with our cheap, wholesale crowns.  We have birthday, flowers, stars and just pretty and ornate crowns for girls.

Don’t forget to add some feather boas into the fun if this is for a dressup party or costumes.  We have a large selection of 40 gram chandelle feather boas and 15 gram marabou feather boas.

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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.

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Easy Flower Headbands

So, a few people have called the warehouse lately asking what exactly you might do with some of the new flowers we’ve gotten in. Namely the shabby flowers and rolled rosettes. There are lots of things to do with them, but today I’m going to show you one of the  most popular (and cute!).

I didn’t feel the need to create a tutorial on these trendy little headbands because they are really just so simple.I just hot glued the flowers straight onto the headbands. Easy peasy, right? And really oh so cute! You can make them to match any outfit!  Just pick out a few of your favorite flowers, get your glue gun and imagination and you are set.  You could add a little pizazz with some rhinestones too if you fancy.

I made these in Valentine and Spring colors for a couple of reasons. One, because spring just feels like it must be right around the corner (since we have had SO MUCH snow!).  Second, because we are GIVING THEM AWAY!  Just leave a comment on this post with your favorite new girl’s fashion trend, and we’ll pick a winner with random.org three days from now!

These flowers would also be wonderful attached to an alligator clip and slipped through our crochet headbands.  Remember, we have wonderful wholesale products and prices to make such cute, fun, headbands, clips, tutus, and anything girly you can dream up!

Hooray for fun free stuff!  Comment now for your chance to win!  We will pick a random winner on Friday, 2/8/13 at noon MST so it goes out before the mail leaves (if you get back to us with your address in time).  Good luck!! Veronica, you are the winner, check your email! :)  Congratulations. (We had so many comments, thank you.  We had to go through and delete all of the old ones.  Thanks everyone!)

DIY: Patriotic Headband

Today I thought it would be fun to use our marabou boas for something besides dressing up our necks. You can cut the boas up and use them for embellishments on all sorts of crafts. I decided to use a white one for a headband embellishment.

4th of July HeadbandIsn’t that cute? Want to see how I did it?

You will need:

Scrap Piece of Navy Blue Tulle

Small cut off of a Marabou Boa Feather Boa (I think mine is about 5″)

Red Satin Lined Plastic Headband

Red 5 CM Crochet Flower

Some String

Something to embellish your center (rhinestone, button, etc.)

Scissors

Glue Gun and Glue Stick (not pictured)

Directions:

Start by taking your piece of marabou and folding it into a loop. Use the string to tie it together at the end.

Now cut a piece of your tulle whatever length you want it to be. I think mine ended up abourt 4.5″-5″ long. Pinch the center together and tie with the string. Now shape it how you like it and trim the ends with your scissors.

Take your headband and use your glue gun to run a bead of glue along the side where you want your marabou piece to lie. Then place your marabou loop on the glue and hold in place for a few seconds to make sure it stays. Be careful not to burn yourself–that marabou isn’t very thick!

Now take the tulle embellishment that you made and squeeze a dob of hot glue onto the back center. Adhere that piece to the bottom of your marabou loop. Don’t try to put the glue on the marabou piece. It is too wispy and will get glue everywhere (speaking from experience here :)).

Sorry for the white on white–it’s kind of hard to see. But I’m sure you get the idea.

Glue your crochet flower to the center of the tulle bow embellishment.

Now just glue your rhinestone or other embellishment in the center of your flower, and voila! You are done!

This is a super fun and patriotic hair accessory. Great for parades or wearing to family barbeques, picnics, firework shows, or just for fun!

Patriotic Headband

Isn’t this a fun baby headband?  It might be a little too big to be an infant headband, but would look just adorable on a toddler girl!

Thanks for visiting and come back for more fun craft ideas!