I see a lot of blog tutorials about crafts, decorating and cooking. A lot of it is eye candy because I look and file it away in my sub-conscious for later.
I’ve concluded two things.
1) There are so many, incredibly talented people out there. I am in awe. Seriously, DIYers rock!
2) I don’t have the time, money or patience to recreate 99% of the things I read.
So, when I saw a recent tutorial on how to curl fabric ribbon and make spider hair clips. BAM! I was on it! Of course, I had to finish cooking dinner and wait two days to go to the craft store, but seriously, right after that, I was on it.
Here’s the cool tutorial I saw on a neat blog called Free Time Frolics. Again, I can’t emphasis enough that there is some serious talent out there in the universe.
So, the first thing I did was make some corkscrew ribbon using this tutorial. It’s super easy, folks.
After that, I put the kids to bed (that’s not part of the tutorial, I’m just over-sharing) and then assembled my supplies.
Spider Hair Clips
1. Black fabric ribbon (I found the 1/8 inch worked well for the spider legs. I used 1/4 in for wrapping the clip.)
2. Green fabric for the bow
3. Small googly eyes
4. hair clips
5. Black pom pom (I used 1 inch ones)
6. hot glue
So, my clips did not turn out as well as the tutorial. Mainly because I find it hard to keep the hot glue from getting where it shouldn’t be. Am I the only one with this problem? Do I just need more practice?
These little clips, besides the hot glue gun burns, were easy to make. If I was a bit more of a perfectionist, they might have turned out a little better. However, they are fun and make me happy to see them decorating my daughter’s hair! I’ll take that as a crafting win. Have you tried any tutorials lately?