diy week {little girl hairclips}

I hope you all have enjoyed the random little projects this week. I thought I’d finish up DIY week with one for the girls. FireCracker doesn’t have enough hair yet, but the day is coming soon….

Step 1: Gather a bunch of random supplies. Most of these are from Lemon Poppy Shoppe…since I am doing a giveaway there this week I thought it would be nice to have some ideas of how you can use scrapbooking supplies if you aren’t a scrapbooker. (I’ve heard people refer to themselves as a “Scrapper”…is that the new term? I’m Scrappy, but not a Scrapper.) I would also like to know when scrapbooking supplies began including such amazing ribbons? I have been in the dark for far too long.

Step 2: Pick a ribbon to be your base. Cut it long enough to fold over a bit on the top and bottom, fold and hot glue the ends over

Step 3: Hot glue ribbon to plain hair clips

Step 4: Pick out random pieces to make the look you want. I used 2 types of ribbon, crochet flower, and a bit of a feather.

Step 5: Hot glue all the pieces together and then glue it all to the hair clip

Step 6: Make a cute little card to hold the clips if you are giving them as a gift. I used scrap cardboard, a paint chip, part of a paper doily, masking tape, and stamps.

Step 7: Admire your girlie clips.

This is kind of what it would like in FireCracker’s hair…she doesn’t have enough for it to stay in place where it should go…you get the idea.

The boys were in goof ball moods.

The last time (May 09) they modeled her hair stuff, she hadn’t been born yet….Big Brother looking like Chunk from The Goonies…but in a bow.

The Lemon Poppy Shoppe and Expressions Vinyl giveaways end tonight. Scroll down to Monday and Tuesdays posts to enter. Just to give you an idea of what Lemon Poppy Shoppe has, here are some of the goodies I got there:

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  • Jaime Vines - I never thought to use scrap booking materials for anything else, I know have a whole new isle at the craft store open to me. Way to inspire!

  • Tammy Kay - Ashley,
    I know you don’t scrapbook but you haven’t been introduced to the wonderful world of “jenni bowlin!” sigh.
    You would really love her stuff. she has lots of great paper products that all have the vintage/ junk feel. Oh and the project kits every month. oh my.
    Google her. YOu will love it!
    Thanks for the tutorial.
    I agree. Scrapbook ribbon is where it’s at. :)

  • allison - Wow! I especially like the cardboard tag for holding the clips. What a great presentation :)

  • tessa - Those supplies are just calling out to me! I hope I win!! Your boys are too funny! I also love the throwback pictures! This was a great diy project. Thanks for great posts. I just love your blog!

  • amanda torres - Lovely! I’ve been waiting on a brand for those adorable crocheted flowers.

  • Shannon - love the idea of using the scrap stuff for hair clips. and love FireCrackers sweet little curls. I have some crafting time today, gonna have to make my own clips. DO you have a flickr group for all your tutorials that we do?

  • Joy Andrews - Too funny…I love Goonies!! Is is weird that my 9 & 10 year old are enjoying the movie as well? Life moves way too fast!
    joy

  • christina larsen - That flower/blooming ribbon is adorable. I know a couple of girls who would look good in that. Thanks for the ideas. I haven’t made hair bows for a really long time, but I might need to break out the hot glue gun!!!

  • Sophie - I’m 17… I’m not too old to wear these, right? RIGHT? Please tell me I’m not :’(

  • chrissy - I LOVE the way you layer things! I DO NOT have that gift… it’s fun to see that you do:)

  • Robyn Lee - you are so creative!!!! love it!

  • Erin - What a great idea! I too have scrapbook supplies I never broke down to use on pages… lots of ideas flowing in my head now. : )

  • emily - That organza flower ribbon is fabulous!

  • giozi - Oh yes, I think that this is my favorite post.
    When I saw your crochet flowers some days ago, in your list, I said, wow she know how to do that !!!
    ha ha ha YOU BUY IT !!! :D
    I love your boy’s pictures, ha ha ha they look so cute, ha ha ha I laught a lot. You make me smile, and today was a good day for me.
    Happy and good weekeng for you and your family.

  • giozi - Again me. If this was flickr, I put note over the crochet flower, and the hair clip in the last pic :D . Is the best

  • amy in AZ - TRUFFLE SHUFFLE!!!
    Been following your blog for a couple weeks now– can’t express all the “sycamore love and admiration” I have! Thanks for the DIY week- great finds and great projects!!! As a new mommy of an 8month old little girl, its great to see the projects that fit into my “new and improved” lifestyle :)

  • Whitney - LOVED DIY week! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Ranee - My little girl has some crazy wild hair and I can’t wait to try and tame it with these sweet things! Thanks for the week of diy’s!

  • Kim - I had no idea that you could use scrapbooking supplies for other things! The stuff is soooo cute! I love those crocheted flowers.

  • Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - Chunk!! I see it :)

  • Jodi - These are gorgeous. These are front page etsy style hair clips!

  • Lori K - Ashley~ Those are too cute. But, I really love the paint chip gift card. adorable. Umm, just heard from God – he wants me to move next door and build a barn on the property line and we can meet in the middle and do all our crafting! hello. you are too good. love all the pretty colors of that shop – lemon poppy. makes me want to order some of anything and also makes me kinda hungry for a muffin. sigh.

  • Danielle - i love the goonies picture! and the hairclip, of course :)

  • kara s. - these are adorable! i have 3 little girls and another little girlie on the way and these would be too fun! :]

  • Seamingly Sarah - I just wanted to let you know that I did the tshirt with diluted bleach (but with cut out stencils, not freezer paper) for an annual event we have here in upstate NY (Adirondack Waterfest) and it went over great with the kids! I made one for myself and my 2 year old has been wearing it like a dress all day. I can’t get it back! Thanks for the diy instructions and the idea. It was a great addition to our event.

  • Bethany - Wow, I love your site. It is so crafty and makes me excited… I wish I had a little girl so I could make these for her. (Maybe I should make some for me.:)

  • SnazzieDrawers {Handmade Headband Patterns} » Jennie Frake Photography - [...] for photo shoots. Its so much easier to just buy them but after reading Ashley’s diy week {little girl hairclips} post on Under the Sycamore I decided I should probably start making my own. I bought a ton of [...]

  • just me and z - I love this post! those clippies are adorable. I have a 4 year old and need to try this out!!

  • Em @ Bunch of Scrap - He DOES look like chunk! Brother’s are good sports… CUTE clips!

  • Preisser - Where can you buy those beautiful ribbons? Iยดm from Germany and will spend my holidays in Florida. Do you know any shops, which sell those really really nice ribbons and goodies?
    It would be great to hear from you soon :)
    Kathrin

  • Mallorie - A great way to finish the edges without having to glue the ends is to use a lighter and just barely singe them. It keeps them from fraying and give the bows a cute, polished look! Cute clips and headband!!!

  • lindap in il - just posted your hair clip on pinterest…thanks, making them soon.

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