DIY Hairbow Clips: What I’m Making Monday

Ever seen those adorable hair bow clippies? I found a cute shop on Etsy where their bows are all just $1. But before I went crazy I thought I’d try making some of my own and whatdoyaknow… It’s way easy!

What you’ll need:
Some ribbon that’s about 3/8in wide
Metal 2 prong clips
Hot glue
Lighter (to defray/seal the ends of the ribbon)

Step 1: Glue ribbon around and inside the prong clip

Step 2: Cut a piece of ribbon about 2in long and glue the two ends together so it makes a circle.

Step 3: Glue the middle of that circle together by placing a dab of glue on one end then squeezing it together.

Step 4: Glue the pinched circle to the metal prong covered in ribbon.

Step 5: Cut a 1 inch piece of ribbon, wrap it around the pinched part of the bow and glue it to the top inside part of the clippie.

TADA!! Her first Pony tail!
hair clip

What do you think? I went crazy and made all sorts of Halloween ones that I forgot I made until Halloween night but oh well, there’s always next year.

Two people who comment on this post before next Monday (November 8th) will win a clippie of their choice. You can choose one of these, or I have lots of other colors of ribbon if you have another color in mind.

If you follow my blog or link up to What I’m Making Monday below, let me know in another comment as an extra entry!

Winner from last week’s WIMM: #22 April! Email me back and I’ll send you the tutu dress!

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Sandy says:

Those are really cute! Stella needs to get a little more hair before she can wear them, but my big girls love pretty hair clips. I think I’ll make a few. Thanks for sharing!

PsychoTwin says:

Those are really cute!

April says:

Haha wow, I did the exact same thing as you!!I tried bows upon bows because my little girl has a lot of hair like Lil’ J but it is straight so they just slide out..! Until I saw those alligator clips covered with ribbon. They work SO well! So I thought.. I can make those! I do more of the plain ones and do the bows a bit different so I’ll have to try them out like yours.

Rania says:

Aww! I always wondered if it were easy to do. And it is! I will definitely have to try to make some for my baby girl!

Lil’ J is just too cute and rockin’ that clippie! 🙂

Cindy says:

So cute! My 2 year old barely even has enough hair to hold a clippie, and look at that baby!

Love those!!! My little girl doesn’t have any hair to clip them in though:) Hopefully she’ll get some soon!!!

How adorable! I think I’ll try to make some…although Carly doesn’t have enough hair yet…good to be prepared though!

Mrs O says:

I love the photo caption – her first ponytail! ahaha xx SO cute…will definitely be trying this myself…now off to ebay for glue gun! : )

LiciaLee says:

Adorable. I now need to go to hobby lobby. 😀

thank you for posting this!! I love clippies & want to try them for my girls now! 🙂

We’re not quite to hair bows just yet, but I bet I could make these too! Love the ideas!

I will definitely be making christmas clippies for my new neice! 🙂

Chi Princesa says:

Really cute…I’m almost inspired to make my own.

Chi Princesa says:

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Heidi says:

Very cute!! I might just try to make some myself 🙂

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melifaif says:

Oh, it looks so cute on her! I still remember Layla’s first pony tail! More like a piglet tail, but I was so proud!!! LOL. Sign us up. Although Layla’s curlz would probably swallow that slippie whole!!!!! You just wait….I need one of your flower headbands. That came tame those curlz!!!!!

This looks so cute and easy to make too. Would love a chance to win one but thanks for arming us with the tools to make them too.


Mary says:

Oooh those are super cute! Now that I know how easy they are to make, I’ll have to try it myself!

Mrs. K says:

These are so adorable and seem pretty easy to make.

cynthia says:

My daughter has thick beautiful hair similar to your little one. I can’t wait to start making these adorable bows.

Kara says:

I love making hair clips too, they are addicting! I tried linking a fabric flower tut. that I thought you might like, but for some reason it showed up twice. Sorry about that.

My goodness, what an adorable picture of your daughter!! I love how she’s holding her hands, so precious. And the clippies are super cute too!

I also follow your sweet blog through email subscription 🙂

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ourmoopoints says:

I can’t wait to make one! Thanks for this!

Mrs Scratch says:

These are adorable. I followed your tutorial for the flower headbands and they turned out awesome. Can’t wait to try this too.

Mrs Scratch says:

I also follow your blog.

Quiana says:

Lil J looks adorable with her bow!

Gina says:

It’s so cute! Where did you find the metal clips?

YUMMama says:

I just love the little alligator clip style hairs because unlike the scrunchy kind or those other bows you don’t have to worry about them getting stuck in their hair. I made Moo some Hello Kitty and flower ones.

Lindsey says:

I’m really excited to make these myself but I can’t find those metal prong clips. Where did you get yours?

Brandi says:

Cute Hair bows!! I am trying to make them for my little girl. Saves me money.

Sorry I found the metal clips from Sally’s! It’s just a few dollars for 100!

morgaine24 says:

these are so cute my baby girl doesnt have much hair yet but I am definitely going to make some to put on little head bands that i knit.

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