Butterfly hair clips are back again! I love adding a little something extra girly to my girls' outfits and these butterfly hair clips are the perfect choice. They are so simple to put together and they are just too stinkin' cute. Plus, I turned them into a Valentine this year so be sure to grab the free printable down at the bottom.
Why everyone loves butterfly hair clips?
Butterfly hair clips were a huge trend in the 1990s and all girls were flaunting them in every way possible. You can wear these cute hair clips in so many ways with a bun, with a ponytail, or use them to twist a section of your hair and style them to look instantly pretty.
If you are looking for more DIY hair accessories do check out this tutorial on how to make a hair bow.
Why should you make butterfly hair clips?
These butterfly hair clips are a great craft idea for little girls and also make a great valentine gift for them. Its so easy to put together these hair clips and the entire process is completely free of mess. Your girls will look adorable in these cute pastel hair clips and will thank you for making them, so go ahead and get crafting.
How to make Butterfly Hair Clips
The beads I chose came with the face already painted on, but it would have been just as easy to use a sharpie to create a face on a bead. These beads inspired me to create the hair clips.
I added a sparkly, purple pipe cleaner as the antennas that I glued on with hot glue. I then wrapped a piece of tulle in the middle and hot glued it onto the alligator hair clip in the middle so that it was scrunched. This way the tulle looked like wings.
The final step was hot gluing the head onto the alligator clip with two beads below the head as the body of the butterfly.
I put together six of these in about ten minutes with the help of Riley. She was amused for about two of those minutes by handing me the piece of the butterfly that needed to go on next. The rest of the time she sat arranging the beads in a pattern.
Riley was extremely pleased with the finished product and even modeled one for me. Although, I couldn't snap a picture fast enough of course. She didn't understand why there were so many though.
I explained that they were for her friends at school as Valentine. she gave me stern look and stated, "Mommy, there needs to be paper for them to be Valentines." Yes, I have my hands full. I assured her that I would be adding paper before she brought them to school.
Tips and Tricks:
To use the butterfly hair clips as valentine I created these Heart Flutter Valentine printables. The printable does not include Riley's name at the bottom so feel free to print them out and use them for your child. They are so sweet because they have the look as if they were hand-drawn. Riley was definitely pleased and she's extremely excited about bringing them to school.
How to wear butterfly hair clips?
The classic way of wearing butterfly hair clips is too twist the front portion of your hair up-to your ears on both the sides and seal the ends with the butterfly hair clip.
How to style your hair with butterfly clips?
A great way to style hair with butterfly clips is to wear them with a bun or ponytails. If you have short hair you can even wear them on your hairband or use it as a brooch, the possibilities are endless for this timeless hair accessory.