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.
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14 comments:

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

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  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

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

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  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

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

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

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

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  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
    http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/12/pininspirational-thursday-14-linky.html

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  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

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  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. ;)

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  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

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  12. Love your blog, and your ideas! I found you on "It's Overflowing" Linky party! I'm having one myself and would it if you would join. Here is the link www.thesouthernproductqueen.com

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

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