Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Animal Ear Hair Clips

We have an over abundance of stuffed animals in our home. While my girls claim to love each and every one of them I on the other hand do not. They take up a lot of space and seem to multiply over night. I decided to reuse some old stuffed animals (rather than throw it away) to make these adorable hair clips. They were inspired by a pair of hair clips my neighbor brought home from a recent trip to Korea.

(Stuffed) Animal Ear Hair Clips

You Need:
an old stuffed animal with cute ears

alligator hair clips and/or snap hair clips
ribbon or other embellishments
a glue gun

The first step is to remove the animals ears. You may want to do this when you are alone unless you want to listen to screams and accusations of being a stuffed animal killer. Trust me, I speak from experience.

Next you are going to glue the ends of your ears closed with a
bit of hot glue.

Then you are going to glue the ears to your hair clips. If you are making puppy ears you want to fold the ears under a bit so the raw edge is not showing. Alligat
or clips work best for puppy ears.

If you are making teddy bear or kitty ears it is best to use the snap hair clips. Gluing on the teddy bear or kitty ears is a bit trickier and requires more patience but it can be done. Just glue the ears straight down and hold them until the glue is set.

Now you can add ribbon or other embellishments to your ears. Once everything is dry they are ready to wear!

Does it get any cuter than this?

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Amber said...

Cute hair clips... I do feel a bit bad for the poor animals.

Jessica G. said...

Cute idea! Kinda wished I hadn't donated all those old stuffed animals now...

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