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DIY Hair Clip Holder

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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
  • Pencil
  • 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.

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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.

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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 😉

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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.

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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 nDIY Hair Clip Holder (16)ame (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…

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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…

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Author: Lily and Frog

Owner and creator of Lily and Frog, small business of handcrafted baby and toddler accessories.

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