Tuesday, December 27, 2011

{Cupcake Hair Clip}

For  Christmas, I got my niece a dress covered in a cupcake pattern.  I love making her hair clips, so I decided to make her a hair clip to match her dress.  You can do this with any design you can draw.  Here's how I made her cute clip.
To make the clip, I used different color felt, scissors, fabric glue, ribbon, hot glue, puff paint, and an alligator hair clip.  First, I chose the cupcake that I wanted to copy from the dress.  There were lots of different cupcakes on the dress, but I decided on the one with the pink base and the white swirly top.
I then sketched a copy of the cupcake on card stock.  (If you want to make a cupcake hair clip, you can probably right click and save the photo below and use it as a pattern.  I'm not sure, though, because I've never tried it myself...)

I then cut out the cupcake and pinned it to brown felt.  I wanted a layered look for the cupcake so the brown felt was for the base layer.
After cutting the brown felt, I cut the frosting and the cupcake base into to separate pieces.  I pinned the frosting to the white felt and the cupcake base to the pink felt and cut both pieces out.
I wanted the frosting to have the swirls like the pattern I created, so I cut tiny slits in the white felt to create the swirls.  (When glued, the brown felt will show through the slits to create the swirls.)  I then glued the frosting and the cupcake base to the brown felt.
To make the cupcake extra cute, it needed a face just like the cupcake on the dress.  I used puff paint to create the face.
I also used puff paint to add sprinkles to the cupcake.  And because I couldn't leave my youngest niece out, I made her a different cupcake.  I covered two alligator hair clips with ribbon using hot glue.  I sandwiched a small piece of felt between the clips to have a bigger base to attach the cupcakes to.
I hot glued the cupcakes to the alligator clips.  Then the cupcake hair clips were complete!  Here are my nieces rockin' their new hair clips.
I snapped two pictures of my oldest niece.
My littlest niece was a bit wiggly, so this was the best photo I could get of her.
Both girls looked adorable wearing their new accessories...but they always look adorable! :)  I think the hair clips would be even cuter if I had used wool felt instead of polyester felt.  I may have to buy some from Etsy for my next hair clip project.


  1. You are so creative! I've probably told you that before, but it's true! Thanks for sharing the cute cupcake hairbow tute.

  2. These look so cute! I just love hand made hair clips. So original. I am a new follower visiting from Funky Polka Dot Giraffe. Vicky from Mess For Less

  3. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO adorable!!!!! love it and i think your little niece did too! thanks for sharing! sending holiday hugs...

  4. Those are super cute! My daughter won't wear a clippie...but maybe she would if they were this cute!

    I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-linky-party-week-nineteen.html

  5. Adorable and so creative. Perfect accessory for the dress!

  6. Super cute! Who doesn't love cupcakes? I especially love the little faces.

  7. So cute I can hardly stand it!!! Thanks for linking up at Overflowing with Creativity! I'm glad we're bloggy friends!!

  8. What a pretty and neat idea..These look soo awesome...VERY FESTIVE AND CREATIVE!! .I Would LOVE for you to please stop in and link via my Pin'Inspirational Thurday Party happening today.. **WISHING YOU A SPECTACULAR NEW YEAR** Cheers to much success in 2012.. Xoxoxo..M

  9. I was just dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year and thank you for visiting my place and your special comments. I look forward to engaging more with you in 2012. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  10. DAWWWWWWWWWW. Those are just so cute!!! I love them! I might have to make special butterflies for my nieces. Heck, I kind of wish I had longer hair so I could wear these adorable things myself. ;)

  11. These turned out ADORABLE! i love the glittery felt and how you layered the felt. I made something similar for my niece for Christmas but put the cupcake on a felt headwrap :) Id love for you to link up to my fashion linky party! It's called DIY DIva Thursdays and we party every TH-M


  12. So CUTE! Love your fun, creative idea for the hair clip.


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