Simple Springtime Butterfly Hair Clips

Springtime is such a lovely time. The flowers are starting to show themselves, birds are singing, and before you know it – butterflies will start to flutter around the garden.

But until then, we can wear them in our hair.

Butterfly-hair-clips-Crafts-Unleashed-1My eldest daughter, Lila, loves to have a bit of fanciness in her hairdos. She loves all sorts of hair accessories, and so I knew that she would be thrilled if I made her hair clips. What’s wonderful is that the plain hair clips used in this project are a decent size, and have grippy teeth that grab the ultra-fine hair of a preschooler.

These hair clips stay put, which is lovely when you are accustomed to your child coming home from preschool with paint, glue and play-doh in her hair, but nary a hair accessory. “It fell out, Mom!”

Supplies needed to make your own butterfly hair clips:supply2

Butterfly-hair-clips-Crafts-Unleashed-3Attaching the ribbon to the hair clips is simple. You start by opening the “mouth” of the barrette, and gluing the ribbon from the hinge of the barrette all the way to its end.

Butterfly-hair-clips-Crafts-Unleashed-4Flip the barrette over and glue the ribbon down as you travel over the curves of the barrette.

Butterfly-hair-clips-Crafts-Unleashed-5Be mindful of the fact that you are using hot glue, and metal conducts heat. Things can get warm  – so be careful with your fingers!

Continue until you’ve reached the back of the barrette, where the two tines are. Trim the ribbon at this point, leaving the tines exposed.

Butterfly-hair-clips-Crafts-Unleashed-6I immediately loved these little butterfly embellishments when I saw them. They’re so sweet and simple and the perfect way to dress up a little girl’s springtime hairstyle.

Butterfly-hair-clips-Crafts-Unleashed-7Dab some hot glue on the backs of the butterflies and glue them to the hair clips! These hot pink numbers were Lila’s favourite.

Butterfly-hair-clips-Crafts-Unleashed-3But I quite liked the black and white fellas.

Butterfly-hair-clips-Crafts-UnleashedThese alligator hair clips grab a decent amount of hair, and are easy to slip in and out of a wriggly child’s hair-do.

Butterfly-hair-clips-Crafts-Unleashed-2I love how easy they are to create, and how many possibilities there are to embellish this simple alligator clip.

What colour would you choose? Pink, like Lila? Or maybe a blue or a yellow?!? ‘Tis the season to be bright and cheery!

About Tara

Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on "making!"), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it's time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what we're up to!


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