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.