Seems like a strange name for a craft blog, right? Well, I have always felt a little bit shy, or afraid to share my creativenss. When making something fabulous and someone compliments me, I usually play it off like it is no big deal. I have been a 'closet crafter' for too long! No more apologies! No more excuses! I love to craft and I am not ashamed!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hair Clippy Hanger


I have been wanting  needing a way to control the chaos that is my girls' bathroom.  Part of the problem is all of the hair stuff that is always a mess, missing, or completely out of control.  I have seen many different ideas on hair bow holders, hangers, etc. on blogs and Etsy.  I saw one recently and knew it was the one for me!
Land of the Misfit Toys made a cute hanger, using the initial of her daughter.  I think what made me want to do this project was the fact that I have had these letters for years and have not done anything with them! 

Time to make a hanger!

Honestly, Michelle's tutorial is great.  You might wanna just see how she does hers!  I am still trying to get the hang of taking pics of every step and detail!

Materials:
Wooden Letters (mine were chipboard and worked just fine, so use what you got!)
Paint
Glitter
Mod Podge or Glue of Some sort to hold the Glitter on
Template of shape for glitter
Ribbon
Hot Glue


I let K help me out.  She picked the colors and got to painting.  I am all about my girls helping me out, especially when it is something for them!
(K wanted pink.  E was mad that she didn't get pink.  Her fav color is blue, though, so her glitter is blue.  Oh, the drama!)
We did a couple of coats of paint, just to make sure it was all coated well.

While waiting for the paint to dry (which was quickly because the ceiling fan was on :)!)  I cut out hearts on my Cricut.  We have hearts on the shower curtain in their bathroom, so I figured it would tie it in better than dots.
We then used the hearts for our stencil to apply the ModPodge.  Again, I didn't take a picture of this step.  I do have an excuse though!  With the ceiling fan on the glue was drying super fast and I had to quickly apply the glitter before it dried! 
 Tip:  Don't apply glue under a ceiling fan unless you want it to dry in two seconds!
I didn't have a rhyme or reason to the placement of hearts, just put them where ever.
Put ModPodge on and then sprinkle glitter on.  Let is sit for a minute and then shake the excess off.
When glue and glitter are dry, flip the letters over and apply your ribbon.  I also put Removable Sticky Tabs on the back to hold them up.
Then, hang them up and Enjoy!
My E helped me hang all of the clips up! 
I think I may have to go back and make my ribbon longer, but we'll see. 
These make me smile every time I walk into the bathroom it makes me smile:)  Like a little flower garden hanging on the wall!

It was pretty easy to put this together and it will serve a great purpose!
What do you think?
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7 comments:

  1. This is such a good idea! I must make one for my own hairclips :) And necklaces... LOL

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  2. Marvelous idea, I mus make one of these for my niece's birthday

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  3. These are sooo cute! Hair doo-dads are always a disaster here. I'm following you now to see what's next! Come visit when you get a chance goingjane.blogspot.com

    Oh - and I'm here from Strut Your Stuff Thursday! :)

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  4. I'm ♥ing your hair clippy hangers! How cute! I'm a new follower and I'd love for you to come see me - I'm giving away 3 super glammy Sam Moon cuff bracelets! Here's the blog addy:
    http://sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com

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  5. So cute! I love this idea.

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  6. Very cute! My girls would have to have ribbons down to the floor for their bows! Thanks for linking up at PonyTails&FishScales!

    tere

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  7. Adorable! We need some more hair bow organizing around here. Also I love that you used chipboard-I never would have thought of that.
    -Crystal
    p.s. thanks for linking up this week.

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