Thursday, January 30, 2014

Glitter Mod Melt Hair Clips

Do you know a little girl that is all about accessories?

I do. Actually, I know 3. And now that the twins (finally) have enough hair to style, they love getting their hair put up with all kinds of accessories!


In addition, all three of my girls love shiny accessories. The more blinged out, the better. It is not uncommon to find all of my girls decked out in dress up clothes and loads of extremely sparkly jewelry on their fingers, arms, and necks. This mommy, however, isn’t really hip enough to handle too much bling, so although I decided to feed my girls' need for both glitz and hair accessories this past weekend, I kept the colors toned down--gold and white. But don't worry, there is plenty of glitter to go around!

Here’s what you need:



Alligator Clips
Glittery Ribbon
Hot glue and hot glue gun
Opaque White Mod Podge Mod Melts sticks, molds, and a hi-temp mini glue gun to melt them (I used butterflies and birds)
Glitter Mod Podge

I put together a little montage on how to cover alligator clips with the ribbon. Basically, you hot glue the ribbon to the underside of the top leg of the clip--inside the clip! You want to make sure that the edge of the ribbon is covered in the hot glue to make sure no fraying occurs. Then wrap and glue the ribbon to the top of the top leg of the alligator clip. Wrap and glue the end around the fat end of the clip and hot glue to the underside of the clip.



Do this to all of your clips.


Then take your silicone mold and heat up your Mod Melts. 


You will need a hi-temp mini glue gun for this. I happen to use a regular size glue gun for my glue, so the mini hi-temp one is just for mod melts. I found that it was easier to fill the molds by filling the edges all the way around and then fill up the center of the mold.


Once the Mod Melts cool down, I popped them out of the mold. Trim up the strings as needed. I painted mine with glitter Mod Podge. It's subtle, but it's more glitter, which is always good in my girls' eyes.

Then I hot glued the mod melt to the ribbon, making sure to get hot glue to the edge and meld it to the hot glue attaching the ribbon to the clip. If you have hot glue attaching to hot glue, you have a lower chance of delamination.


And then you get to enjoy the giddy enjoyment of a little girl who gets to wear more glitter.



Do you have someone you know that loves glitter?

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