Want to make a super special (and reasonable!) gift tag that can also be used as an ornament year after year? Jump over to Crafts Unleashed to check out my Personalized Wire Ornament tutorial. They come together quicker than you would think so if you start now, you can make one for all the important people in your life! :D
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This week’s Guest Post is from a wonderful friend and mother extraordinaire, Monica! She was kind enough to share her hair pin tutorial, the perfect accessory for the 4th of July. Hope you enjoy!
Wee Little Hair Pin
Ribbons – different widths
1) Decide which ribbon will be the base of the barrette. In some cases, this can be the same ribbon used for the bow. Since the ribbon for this bow is thin and delicate, we used a plain red for the base.
2) Starting at the bottom of barrette near the hinge, wrap the ribbon over the hinge and along the front, top and under the top part of barrette. Go ahead and snip the ribbon now. Once the barrette is closed it will hold the ribbon so you can start to glue.
3) Since the closed barrette is holding ribbon in place, start at the same spot from previous step. Squeeze a small drop of Superglue on hair clip and smooth it down with toothpick. Your finger will work as well but in order to avoid being glued to your project, a toothpick is a safe option. Continue securing the remaining ribbon to the barrette smoothing as you go along. (Keep barrette propped open with a toothpick so it doesn’t get glued shut.)
4) Gather ribbon in shape of desired bow- an extra clip can be used to hold in place. Tie smaller ribbon around the center and secure with a couple of knots.
5) By now, the base should be dry and ready for the bow to be glued on. Squeeze a few drops of glue along the top of barrette and secure bow in center. Use toothpick to smooth down the ribbon and also to make sure top loop of bow doesn’t get glued down.
I’m oh so happy to bring you another guest post, this time from the wonderful Hannah of Fanciful Spaces. Her Easter Egg Lights may be a bit late for this year (or extremely early for next year!) but you could use this tutorial for a ton of different uses. I know my son would go crazy for a strand of lights made from these eggs!
I’ve been crazy about sweets lately. Seriously…I’ve gone “Raid Old Stockings and Easter Baskets” crazy. Don’t know if it’s a sign of some sort of nutritional deficiency but I like to think that a little bit of postpartum pampering never hurt anyone. In fact, it’s probably helping, right?
Knowing my new weakness for chocolate, you can imagine how happy I am to share this guest post with you. Croissants? Thank you very much. Chocolate Croissants?! You complete me. Check out Sarah M. Flinn’s amazing croissant recipe that can easily be adapted to include yummy chocolate-y goodness.
Thank you, Sarah. You couldn’t have timed your post more perfectly!