Friday, March 23, 2012

I'm really a Mermaid - DIY starfish hair clips

I'm really a Mermaid - DIY starfish hair clips
I actually made these over a year ago while I was still pregnant with Bowie, but I only just recently remembered to take a picture of them while they were in my hair.

Here's what you need:
dried starfish, pearls and rhinestones, hair clips, tan felt, hot glue and gel superglue.
felt backs for starfish
The first thing I did was trace my starfish on tan felt. The backs of starfish are really spiny and delicate. The felt is going to protect your hair from the spines and the spines from your hair.

felt backs glued in place
fill the backs of your starfish with hot glue and gently press your felt into it.

bedazzled starfish
next apply your pearls and stones to the tops of your starfish with gel superglue.

starfish hair clips
when your stones and pearls are all dried in place, flip your stars over and hot glue your clips on back. 

instant mermaid hair just add starfish

23 comments:

  1. omg. please sell me these along with a vial of your magicness.

    and seriously, put these on your etsy! you'll sell a ton, i think.

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    1. I'M SO GOING TO! They're going to be perfect for summer time :3

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  2. These clips are amazing- you are so creative! I love the color of your hair as well, so beautiful.

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  3. Sooooo in love with these! Ah!

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  4. Also, do you know if they have all of these things at michaels?

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    1. YES! The flat-back pearls and stones are in the scrapbooking section, and the stars were with the decorative bowls and vases.

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    2. really?!?! maybe i could do this myself.

      but fuck i don't have a hot glue gun.

      not being a crafty pink-haired mommy problems.

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    3. you can get a cutie pink hot glue glue for like $2 at walmart!

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  5. Oh my goodness! Kelly-Anne these are just perfect! I will post pictures if I make these and link you! <3

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  6. These are fantastic! They look so great with your pink hair. :)

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  7. so cute! and like others said, in your pink hair they are perfect.

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  8. OMG this is super cute! I think I'm gonna try to make one like this for my baby girl! I was thinking of making a mermaid tail for her and take pictures so a hairclip like that would be more than perfect!

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  9. I have to make these!! great idea and so adorable!!
    love love love!!!

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  10. oh my gosh, this is perfect!! I'm totally going to make one!

    :)
    xx

    http://daydreamfrenzy.blogspot.com/

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  11. These are amazing and PERFECT! Trying these ASAP!

    Xo Sahra
    EffortlessCool.wordpress.com

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  12. Where did you get the dried starfish?
    You really should make these and put them on your etsy... I would def buy them. :)

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  13. These are so cute!
    I love the starfish all bedazzled

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