Hair Clips always need a special place to be stored away… Unfortunately, Andrew doesnt understand the J-O-Y of girlie, pink, polka dots, glittery, and frilly; shocker, I know! It is his loss, lol!
After Lily’s collection of hair clips started overflowing the beautiful clip holder she got as a gift (Pretty, right?!? Too bad I can’t take credit for it, this clip holder was hand designed as a gift), I swung into action, creating a clip holder from an old picture frame and ribbon…
Lily & Frog Supplies:
- Picture Frame: Any frame; old or new
- Ribbon: Your choice
- Spray paint: Any Color
- Acrylic paint: Any Color
- Paint Brush
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
Lily & Frog Steps:
Beginning with a picture frame; I found this frame while on a walk with the kids and husband during a ‘bulk pick-up’ for our town. Originally, this frame is dented, damaged, and U-G-L-Y. If you opt for a new frame, there is no need for the glass and other parts… just the frame.
Color Choices: Lily’s bedroom is a combination of hot pink and lime green furnishings and pale tan walls with one chocolate brown accent wall… AND we just got a beautiful oversized arm chair in a pale pink and muted green plaid (I have not snapped a pic of it yet, sorry). I chose a neutral base color; flat white spray paint, and hot pink and lime green acrylic paint for the dots.
Design Plan: A combination of small and large dots using the hot pink and lime green acrylic paint on a white base, in a scattered and unplanned pattern.
Begin with removing the staples or tabs from the back of the frame. Prepare a painting area to spray paint your frame; follow all instruction on your can of spray paint. Spray paint the frame the base color of your choice. In our case, I laid an old sheet on our driveway, placing the frame in the center. This frame had multiple knicks, scrapes and scratches, and uneven colors; the white flat spray paint covered all the imperfections and created a clean finish. Probably should have sanded the frame first, but I completely skipped that step 😉
Once the frame was dry, I snagged the acrylic paint and got to painting my polka dots in a scattered and unplanned pattern… basically if I saw a place which looked like it ‘needed’ a polka dot, it got a polka dot. To keep all the polka dots the same size, I used a pencil eraser… It is just as easy as it sounds, use the eraser as a ‘stamp’ then use a thin paint brush to clean-up any dots which may not be perfect.
Once the polka dots are dry, flip the whole frame over to the back. Spacing evenly, hot glue your ribbon in a lattice pattern. In this case, I had a rectangular frame; I measured in 1 ½ inches in from each corner and spaced 1 ½ inches all the way around. Sometimes the spaces looked a little cookey, in those cases, I slightly adjusted the location. The spacing is NOT perfect… Although I certainly tried to make it perfect, but once I realized this was going to be hung in a toddler’s bedroom, I let it go, lol.
When hanging the hair clip holder, I also hung letters which spell out her name (Tutorial coming soon, I swear, lol). The clip holder is hanging lop-sided to add character (not everything needs to be perfect… YES, I just said that, lol) along with the letters ‘floating’ on the wall. The only measuring I did was centering the hair clip holder AND Lily’s name over her 2 dressers…
Please ignore the fact that the two dressers do not match in color OR design, one is from my childhood bedroom and the other from Andrew’s. When we move (Did I mention we are moving in a year! We are super excited, way more information on that as we get the wheels moving) I will be re-finishing them for the kid’s NEW rooms!
The hair clip holder is SUPER light-weight, because of this, it is hanging from the wall by Command Strips…
Since designing this Hair Clip Holder, I have designed several others and adjusted my design to include hooks along the bottom of the frame to accommodate hair wraps, and hair bands…