ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to make a simple (yet totally cute) hair clip

Updated on April 29, 2008

Adding to the Lined Alligator Clip

This is a tutorial for a possible step you may want to take after you have successfully lined your alligator clips. The end product of these instructions will look like this (if performed properly):

Materials Needed

You will need your lined alligator clip

A lighter

A 2 & 7/8 in piece of 3/8 in grosgrain ribbon

A 1 in piece of 3/8 grosgrain ribbon

& a hot glue gun

Sealing Edges

To ensure the quality of your hair clips you should always seal any loose edge of a piece of ribbon, instructions on how to seal the ends of a ribbon are included in the how to line an alligator clip.

Creating the Loop

After you have sealed all edges you now need to take the longer piece of ribbon and add a small dab of hot glue on to one end, bring the other end and place the edge over the glue and press to seal together

Pinching the Loop

After you have successfully created your loop you now need to place another small dab of hot glue onto the inner portion of the circle where you brought the two ends together, now bring the top of the loop down on the glue and pinch, creating two smaller loops once you turn over the ribbon, your pinched loop should look like this:

Now you need to take your lined alligator clip and place a dab of hot glue onto the center, and then you place the center of the two pinched loops onto the glue and press, for the best look you should put the side where to two ends were initially glued down onto the clip.

Now you need to add hot glue to the center of the loops and press down the shorter piece of ribbon vertically, like so:

Final Steps!

Now, turn the clip over and on the two pieces that are hanging out add a small dab of glue to each, and then open up the clip and fold over the two flaps (they should meet together, if they don't, do not close the clip until the glue has dried, and if they do meet then you are free to close the clip. And presto! you have an absolutely adorable hair clip that any girl would be proud to wear!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Alissa 

      6 years ago

      where do you purchase the plain metal hair clips you use???

    • profile image

      slyn 

      7 years ago

      in response to Marion I've always gotten mine at Sally beauty ( you don't need a license) or some other beauty supply store. You can also order them online. They are called Alligator clips.

    • profile image

      Marion 

      7 years ago

      Hi!

      I have always wanted to make these clips, but I can't find out where to bye the simple clip to use. perhaps you could tell me where to bye?

      Marion

      Norway

    • profile image

      tasha 

      8 years ago

      Thanks so much! Like everyone else has said "Thank you for making this so easy. It is easy to follow."

    • profile image

      giselle 

      8 years ago

      perfect just what i was looking for! i made 2 cute hello kitty clips. i love hello kitty :D

    • profile image

      zainab 

      8 years ago

      they should put video how to teach

    • profile image

      Ronelle 

      8 years ago

      So helpfull thank you so much!!

    • profile image

      Eliane 

      9 years ago

      Thanks a lot for this great tutorial!!

    • profile image

      hair accessories 

      9 years ago

      <!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } -->

      I've always wanted to know how to make these. Thank you for sharing this tutorial with us! You make those cute hair clips look so easy.

    • profile image

      jaycee 

      9 years ago

      Those are so cute thanks for such great instructions!

    • profile image

      Lilly Mason 

      9 years ago

      Cute im going to make this for my daughter she'll love it thanks so much xD

    • profile image

      Marty Valdez 

      9 years ago

      Just what I was looking for, easy to follow instructions, thanks so much!

    • profile image

      Regina 

      10 years ago

      Great instructions - thanks so much!!

    • profile image

      lisa 

      10 years ago

      wow, this is awesome! thank you so much for sharing :)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)