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Felt Hair Clips

Do you know a little girl who loves putting clips in her hair?


Want to make some?

Come on, of course you do……who doesn’t have/know a little girl that could use some loveliness??


They are a fuss free project. And no sewing machine skills required. Only a little hand sewing……and only if you want to. Completely optional. :o)


You’ll need:

  • Snap Clips (no idea what they are really called)
  • Variety of Felt
  • Thread
  • Hot Glue
  • Buttons/Beads/Etc


First, cut out your background piece of felt (using the clip as a sizing guide), that will later be attached to the clip.


Cut out whatever sort of shapes you’d like to place on top of your background piece.


Stitch around your shapes with some thread and add any buttons, beads, etc.

(I used these little beads for the eye.)


Stitch around the main background piece, just to finish off the look. Then attach the whole thing to your metal clip, by stitching on each end. (Mine had little holes to stitch through but you could also just loop it around a section of the clip.) Be sure to only go halfway through the felt while attaching the clip to it, so you don’t see any of the thread on the other side.


Then I dabbed a little hot glue over my knots, just to secure them. And really, you could use any type of glue. I just love my ‘ol glue gun. She serves me well!!


Then cut out another piece of felt that is the same color and shape as your main background piece. Make a slit on one end and slide the skinny part of your clip through. (Can you see the slit in my picture? If not, click on the picture to enlarge it.)


Glue this piece of felt to the main piece, right around the edges. This just keeps everything clean and neat.


Then, clip right in to your little lady’s hair.


So Lovely.


Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
Felt hair clips
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  1. Tavleen says:

    I just love your tutorials! You inspired me to make hairclips for my baby and niece! Will try these designs also soon!

  2. Anonymous says:

    just got some new felt, so gonna try it!

  3. Ores Beauty says:

    wow, they look great, keep up the good work!

    Ores Beauty – Clip In Hair Extensions

  4. Gisela says:


  5. Beauty says:

    Very good project… I just made one clip.. It came out well and my kid too love it… I expect you to share more little projects in next hosting.. I'm lucky to found this blog.. Well done!!!

  6. claudia says:

    Greatest idea ever plus you can get all of these stuff at the dollar store. LOVE IT!!
    Muchas gracias. Thanks a lot.

  7. Kristin says:

    I gave it a try! I cut a long strip & just folded it over & cut a slit to poke the point thru. Then I just stiched around the remaining sides. I love it!! This is the only way these stupid clips stay in my daughters hair!

  8. Kimberly says:

    Thank you so much! This is exactly the kind of tutorial I was looking for. I want to make some of these for my little girl's stocking! You have been bookmarked!

  9. Northern NY Mom says:

    Heart this!

  10. Natalie says:

    Hey, I just made some of these and love them! I was just going to tell you that I put velcro on the back of the flowers and on the clips so that I could interchange what was on the clip and not have to make a million! Just thought I would let you know… I love it! I posted on my blog the ones I made. Thanks!

  11. Samantha says:

    Oh! I can’t wait to have little girls! CUTE IDEA!

  12. michellejohnnie says:

    So cute. I will link to these so i can make them someday!

  13. Embellished Bayou says:

    These are too cute, great little add-on gifts! Can’t wait to make a few!

  14. Kara says:

    Darling! I am feeling a need to make some. I don’t think my 4 boys would appreciate them, so I’m thinking my nieces might be getting some gifts!

  15. meg says:

    your projects are cute and fun. even this noncrafter is glowing in the inspiration =)

  16. Jes says:

    Ive seen these around before and always thought they were so cute! Havent got around to trying making my own yet, but maybe I will this week! :)

  17. Lanie says:

    Found you through U-Create. Just wanted to tell you the clippies are cute and I have your button!

  18. Rose says:

    Another cute, easy project!! So nice :)

  19. Kari @ Ucreate says:

    These are adorable and will look darling in my three little girl’s hair! Thanks for always sharing awesome tutorials!

  20. The Hardy Things in Life says:

    I love the felt that is too cute!! I just love all your cute ideas!! They are so much fun!

  21. Aubrey says:

    Love it! You’re just too cute

  22. aubrey says:

    These will really come in handy to help with my daughters new bangs. She cut them herself…

  23. says:

    These are darling! I really like the little bird. I’ll be linking.

  24. Leigh says:

    Cute blog! I’m stealing ideas and following you now.

  25. Danny & Crystal says:

    What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

  26. Camrin says:

    What a GREAT idea! I will have to make some of these, for sure! Thanks girlie!

  27. Suzie-Q says:

    Way cute! I can’t wait o try!!

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