Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Velvet bow hair pin

I don't normally do much crafty things except sewing, but I had some scraps laying around that I thought would make nice bow hair pins. They are super easy to make and here is how.

You'll need a bobby hair pin, some ribbon, a pearl, glue (I used super glue) and strong sewing thread.


Cut the ribbon in two pieces and start building the bow. 

Just make sure you don't glue the whole back together as you need to get the hair pin through.

Attach the pearl with thread and if the back of the pearl is flat, you can use some glue to secure the pearl to the bow.

Put the pin through the ribbon and secure it with some super glue. That's all!

I did mine pretty small, but I think you can go bigger, though that would require more sturdy bobby pins to hold the weight. The small ones are quite flimsy and I haven't found the sturdy ones in Swedish craft stores, so I just used some regular chain store bobby pins.

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