My dearest Brenna tends to lose hair clips on a daily basis. Don't get me wrong, she loves having them put in. But then she feels her hair and notices them and they come out. Sometimes we find them, many times we do not. Now if you have girls, cute barrettes and hair clips are anything but cheap. I lucked out and found her dwindling supply at Claire's during a half off sale. At full price, they are close to $1.00 per barrette!
While trying to find a better solution to the barrette dilemma, I noticed a post come up at thefrugalgirls.com. The title, "How to Make *Cute* Hair Clips for Babies and Little Girls…" immediately caught my attention. The fact that it was on The Frugal Girls website guaranteed that I would be able to make it happen at a cost that I could live with. Go over to their post for complete instructions.
You can also make a bow to put on top of the clip. This was inspired by a set of clips that were $1.25 a piece! You'll also see at The Frugal Girls link, you can add different embellishments.
Since I love figuring out savings, I determined that with the four rolls of ribbon and the box of clips, I could make 88 clips for under $10. That doesn't include glue stick costs, but who cares! Plus, these will make wonderful birthday and Christmas presents!
I'm going to try these soon. I do hope this encourages those of you with little girls to try this easy craft. You wont regret it!