Craft # 2: Butterfly Clips…or a variation of such! Oops!

Craft # 2 of our Sister In Law Craft feast 2009!

Butterfly Hair Clips
brought to you by Stephanie of Somewhat Simple!

Meet Stephanie! Steph and I go way back…Like prehistoric really! We grew up together in our early teenage years and became fast friends! We went to girls camp together, high school together and vacationed together. But do you want to hear the coolest thing… We married brothers…two weeks apart! It’s pretty darn fantastic that one of best friends became my Sister in Law! We share so much in common and being creative is one of them!

So Stephanie loves to make a fun a Hair Clip! So thanks to her we got to try our hand at making Bug Clips!

Like how mine turned out?

Yeah!!! Nothin’ fools you huh! Mine was a near disaster Butterfly gone terribly wrong! I had to salvage it and turn it into a Present like Bow Clip instead! ( ok… so this is what happen when I get a little to confident and simply look at a photo and think to myself “Self! You know how to make that!” Well looks like a few directions would have come in handy!) So near disaster averted and a fun little tutorial for you was born.

You’ll need to cut two coordinating Ribbon Colors. Each Loopy section will consist of two ribbons, one slightly longer then the other.

Cross the ends and glue them with your glue gun!

Place the smaller Loops inside the larger loops and glue. Repeat 4 more times but this time cut the Ribbon even shorter then the first time for these last 4 sets of loops! In total you will have made 8 sets of loops like shown in the photo above.

Then layer and stack the loops and glue them together! Add a gem to the center and glue on a covered Alligator clip! See…still cute right?

This is what it was suppose to look like! And check out Stephs Adorable Bumble Bee! YES!!!Following directions does have it’s advantages!

Advantage #1:
You results look like there’re suppose to!

Advantage #2:
You don’t have to cross your fingers and hope you can salvage what you started!

Advantage #3:
Your daughter gets exactly what she wanted! A Butterfly Clip! Oops! Sorry Cricket! Aunt Steph saves the day and gives you hers!!

Moral of the story…

Follow the Directions!

That is if you want to make a Butterfly!



  1. 1

    They are just so cute! Thank you for sharing.

  2. 2

    Those are so cute! They would also look great attached to a headband. Thanks for the great idea. You have a wonderful blog.

  3. 3

    Those are adorable and use a technique I haven't seen yet!

  4. 4

    Those are all so cute. I have wondered how those butterflies were made. You are so lucky that your dear friend became your sister in law. You should have seen all the plans me and my friends had for each of us to marry our friend's brothers. No such luck!

  5. 5
    Jen Sue Wild says:

    Very cute I love the lady bugs..
    I will have to give them a try..

  6. 6

    These are adorable, thanks for the idea.

  7. 7

    These are tooooo cute… thanks for the tutorial, I will for sure use it. I tried to make a bow for my neice for Christmas, and it was a complete disaster! I'll try this next!!

  8. 8

    Super Cute! I love making bows for the girls…I think they are starting to grow out of their ears but I definitely will be trying this kind out!

  9. 9

    Love, love!!! Especially the bee.

  10. 10

    I linked to this in my Friday Favorites!


  11. 11

    Those are so cute!

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