Monday, October 12, 2009

I hate hot glue

I've never been big on bows. I think they look super cute on some kids, but they never seemed to go with my kid's personality. Plus, I just could never be bothered with them. However, lately my kid seems to prefer clips in her hair to ponytails, so I thought I may as well jazz them up a bit.

I recently saw this tutorial on how to make felt flowers and thought they'd make for cute hair clips. Super fast and easy and a great project to do in front of the TV. However, when it came time to glue them to the clips, I had nothing but trouble. Have I mentioned that I hate working with hot glue?

In the past, I'd covered some alligator clips with ribbon and again, had a helluva time getting the ribbon to stick properly. And even once I did get them on like I wanted, they ended up falling apart because E kept pulling them out of her hair and chewing on them. Ah, toddlers.

Anyways, after futzing with them for quite some time, here are two finished clips.
IMG_11540 by you.

And a pic of E wearing the Halloween one.

IMG_11551 by you.

The flower promptly fell off the clip about 30 seconds after I snapped the picture. I didn't even get that far with the red one. *sigh*

A friend told me I need a high-temp glue gun (I have low-temp). And that I have to be very very generous with the glue. I'm thinking I may find some other kind of adhesive because I've had it with the stupid glue gun.


the Provident Woman said...

Those are great clips. My girls wont let me do anything but brush their hair. No ponytails and no clips. AHHH! I hate hair in their faces.

Wanted to let you know that I have a giveaway on my site. Just click on the picture of the giveaway on one of the right sidebars.

Chrystyna said...

Bring them to me tomorrow and I'll glue them for you :)


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