Showing posts with label hair bows. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hair bows. Show all posts

Friday, July 4, 2014

Statue of Liberty Headbands


Happy 4th of July!  We have been getting ready for tomorrow by making paper chain decorations and interchangeable flowers for the girls' flip flops.  Although the kids had fun helping me, the Statue of Liberty headbands were the big hit of the day.  They are so easy to make.


All you need is a headband and a 4 x 6 piece of green foam.  Cut the foam into a crown shape (pictured above).  


Cut slits in the bottom of the crown and pull the triangles through.  Slide the headband through the opening created and you're done.  Could that be any easier to make?

If you would like a larger sized crown, check out the template here on Parents.com.  It's perfect for adults!


Once they put them on, my girls ran around the house posing like the Statue of Liberty.  I love how excited kids get over the simplest things.

What are your favorite things to wear on the 4th of July?

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Minnie Mouse Ear Hair Clips


We took our kids to "The Happiest Place on Earth" for the very first time this year.  Boy, did they LOVE Disneyland!  I hadn't been there in 11 years.  It has changed so much!  Cars Land = incredible.  It's as if you have stepped directly into the movie.

Planning the trip to Disneyland was my secret joy.  I gave a different Disney-themed present to the kids each day that we were there.  I knew that I wanted to make the girls Minnie Mouse ears without having to buy the extremely expensive ones (little did I know that they would pick to buy Minnie Ears as their Disneyland souvenir anyway).  I came across these cute Minnie Ear Hair Clips from a Girl and a Glue Gun and I fell in love with them.  I had to make some!

We kept the trip to Disneyland a secret from the kids, which meant that all of my crafting had to be done at nighttime.  (I apologize that some of the pictures are in less-than ideal lighting.)  I follow the directions from a Girl and a Glue Gun on the ears, but I make my bows a little differently.

To make your own you will need:
Ribbon (1/2" thick)
1 piece of black felt
2 alligator clips
A piece of chalk
A cup
Scissors
A hot glue gun with glue

Here is how I made my ears:


Using chalk, I traced around the bottom of a cup onto a piece of black felt.


I cut them out,


Cut a slit into the middle,


Put them with an alligator clip, and set them aside for the time being.


Next, I made my bows.  I cut out two strips of ribbon (about 6 inches long) and tied two 3-inch pieces into a knot.


Next, I cut a 1-inch piece of ribbon in half.


I used it to cover the ends of the clip.


I glued along the edge of the cut area and overlapped the ear just enough to give it some form.  This prevented the ear from flopping over.


I folded the long ribbons like so and glued it together in the middle.


Finally, I glued my knots to my bow, glued the bows to the ear, and glued the ear to each clip.


Here's how they look when they are all done.  I knew my girls would love them!


The Minnie Mouse ears were a hit!  Here is Princess sporting her new ears (can you tell what ride we are on?).


The girls wore them to meet Ariel.

We had a magical time and the girls really fit in with the Disneyland crowd in their Minnie Mouse ear hair clips.

What are some of your favorite Disney crafts?

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