Wednesday, February 29, 2012

National Craft Month: Project One

Yesterday I got several e-mails telling me that March is National Craft month, (how did I not already know that?) which of course made me very excited.  After all it's an excuse to craft....everyday...for a month.  Like I don't already do that. 

However, I will take any excuse to take on a new project (or twelve) and I have a huge craft supply stash.  So I thought that I would take this chance to do some stash busting projects and see what cute ideas I could come up with for materials I already have on hand. 

For day one I took it easy and made these cute hair clips for Cat from some little wooden button dolls I got in my Christmas stocking. 

Materials: 4.5 inches grosgrain ribbon, alligator clip (I use double pronged for Cat cause she's got crazy curls), wooden doll (came from the dollar store originally)

Heat seal the ends of your ribbon so they don't fray, I used a lighter but you can use fray check or a wood burner as well.

Using a hot glue gun and starting from the underside of the top of the alligator clip, use the ribbon to line the clip.

4.5 inches of ribbon gives you a partially lined clip (bottom is still metal)

Run a line of hot glue down the back of your doll and press firmly onto the ribbon lined clip.  Hold in place until the glue is set.

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