Shiny, Happy Hair Clips for under 50 Cents

They might look like buttons upon first glance.  Look again.  Do you see the holes in the center?  They are for pin needles.

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Finally getting around to unpacking the craft backpack from our Christmas trip, I find this bag of pretty shiny button-like pieces.  They are left over from a Christmas craft.  That craft was fun in theory, but painful in reality.  It takes a very long time to cover a styrofoam triangular cone.    I  like these metallic colors.  They are flat in the middle.  Great adhesion potential.

Once again, I take the minimalist approach to crafts.   You will need a clip and these shiny round things.

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You may need a magnifying glass.  StephieLou needed her glasses and a magnifying glass.  There are two steps. Pick an end and glue one piece at a time. That glue dries quickly so you need to be decisive and stick that little jewel tone round thingy right in the middle of the clip.

Until it looks like this:

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I started at the smaller end.  These glittery rounds come in all different sizes.  You can decide the final look, but I like working with the lines of the clip.    Since my last two rounds are wider than the rest, I played around with layering them.

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Hair clips are really hot this year.  A really cute one, like this one from Anthropologie, is gorgeous, but it also costs $24.  I say do it yourself and spend about 50 cents a clip.   You can use anything around the house.  And it takes about five minutes.

Even for StephieLou.  Seriously, this is only the second time I’ve used a glue gun.

Try it and share your results with me!

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