Friday, February 19, 2010

LadyBug Clippie: Tutorial and GIVEAWAY!


This is a very simple and affordable way to make clippies for your little girl's hair - especailly if you're like me and can't make pretty bows! They make wonderful presents for a niece, godchild, or grandchild too!

Don't forget to enter the LadyBug Clippie GIVEAWAY!

Details are near the bottom of this post!

REMEMBER: you can always click on a picture to ZOOM in!


Materials needed:
3/8" grosgrain ribbon
(2) 1 3/4" metal clips
2 ladybug appliques
glue gun & glue sticks
scissors
x-acto knife or razor blade
lighter or fray check
4 1/2" w x 3" l piece of card stock





Shopping Tips:

Buy your supplies on sale. I found the ribbon I'm using 2/$1 at Michael's. They have excellent sales on their ribbon pretty often.

I bought the metal clips in-store at Sally's for dirt cheap. I can't remember exactly, but I want to say they were $9.99 for a box of 200? They were on sale
and I have a Sally's discount card so I got a very good deal on them!

I bought the ladybug appliques online at the Boutique Store on Ebay. I got 40 of them for $6.50. Shipping is $3 - but you can save money by combining shipping.
Boutique Store has a ton of cute inexpensive appliques that you can turn into sweet little clippies to match every outfit in your child's closet!

But trying looking around Ebay and Etsy for better prices - you just might find somewhere cheaper!


Total Price for one set:
.24¢ for each ladybug applique
.5¢ for each clip
.05¢ for 2 pieces of 4 3/4" ribbon
-------------------------
.63¢ for the set!

THANK YOU to my FB Fans for figuring out the ribbon price for me!!

Oh and don't forget to figure in your time too - about 10/15 minutes! That's including the mess-ups!



Okay here we go!


1. Cut a piece of ribbon around 4 3/4" long.
2.Use fray check or a lighter to seal the ends.
3. Squeeze the clip open, and put a strip of hot glue on the bottom prong as in picture 2.
4. Place the ribbon over the strip of hot glue, gently rub it in place.
5. Flip the clip over, add another strip of hot glue on the
same prong, then fold the ribbon over and gently rub it in place.

Tip: Try not to pull the ribbon too tight or it'll become skewed. I've messed up a lot of clippies by pulling too tight on the ribbon! Take your time too, once that hot glue sets, you really can't pull up the ribbon and try again!



6. Put a small amount of hot glue near the clip's spring - right where the arrow is pointing in the 1st picture.
7. Fold the ribbon over, and hold in place with your thumb until the glue dries - refer to picture 2.
8. Following the arrow in picture 3, apply a strip of hot glue to the last bit of ribbon.



9. Fold the ribbon over, and gently rub in place.
10. Position the ladybug applique however you like using hot glue.
11. Repeat all the steps for the second ladybug clippie.
12. To make a cute display card, cut four lines in the card stock with the x-acto knife or a razor blade (refer to the 3rd picture), then just clip the LadyBug clippies in place!

Personalize your decorative display card:
buy blank card stock and print your own design on the card!
I might try that next time!






All done!



Now for the GIVEAWAY!

To win the LadyBug Clippie set I just made, leave a comment telling me who you'd give them to!


Extra Entries:
*Leave a Separate Comment for each!*

1. Follow Treasures for Tots and leave a comment telling me you're now a follower!
If you're already a follower, don't forget to leave a comment too!
Example: I'm a stalker now!
or
I've been stalking you forever!

2. Become a Treasures for Tots Facebook fan and leave a comment telling me you're a FB fan!
Example: I'm a T4T's Facebook Fan!

3. Follow Treasures for Tots on Twitter and leave a comment telling me you're a Twitter follower!
If you're already a follower, don't forget to leave a comment too!
Example: I follow T4T on Twitter!
or
I've been a follower of T4T on Twitter!

4. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment (and a link) telling me you did!
Example: Check out Treasures for Tots @
http://tinyurl.com/yac9afs for a chance to WIN a set of LadyBug Clippies!
www.twitter/myprofile

5. Share this Giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment (and a link) telling me you did!
Example: Check out Treasures for Tots @
http://tinyurl.com/yac9afs for a chance to WIN a set of LadyBug Clippies!
www.facebook/myprofile

6. Blog about this Giveaway and leave a comment (and a link) telling me you did!
Example: I blogged about the Giveaway! Here's the link: www.ladybuglippiegiveaway.com


That's a grand total of 7 chances to WIN!


Rules:

1. Everyone is eligible to enter - no matter where you live!
2. Giveaway ends on Wednesday, Feburary 24th at 12AM (Central time).
3. Make sure to leave your email address in your comment if it isn't available through your blog or profile! I need to be able to contact you if you win!


Have Fun and Good Luck!


DIY Day @ ASPTLMaking
PhotobucketThe Girl Creative


StumbleUpon.com

58 comments:

Kelly said...

I'm a follower! I would give them to my little gal, who has just started actually leaving barettes in her hair!

Kelly said...

I'm a facebook fan too!

CJ {Pink Tea} said...

I'm a follower. I'd put them in my daughter's hair. I'm addicted to matching barrettes to her outfits.

Stephanie said...

I'm a follower!

Stephanie said...

I follow on facebook too!

Stephanie said...

I re-posted on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/#!/?ref=logo (I hope that link works!)

Carrie said...

Cute clips! I follow your blog.

Carrie said...

I am a facebook fan

Mama Lusco said...

So cute! I'm a follower.

Mama Lusco said...

Facebook fan!

Tasha said...

I would give these to my little girl..She loves all girly things!

Tasha at
cheekabeeka@gmail.com

Tasha said...

I am a follower of your blog
Tasha at
cheekabeeka@gmail.com

Tasha said...

I follow you on twitter

Tasha at
cheekabeeka@gmail.com

Tasha said...

I am a fan on facebook

Tasha at
cheekabeeka@gmail.com

Leslie said...

I would give these to my little girl! She would look so cute in them.

nightowlcrafting@hotmail.com

Lynne said...

These would be great for my baby girl! Thanks!!

Lynne said...

I'm also a follower. Thanks!

Michele P. said...

I would love to give them to my daughter, they are super cute!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

I am now a follower!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

I'm a T4T's Facebook Fan M Pineda

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

I follow T4T on Twitter! @micaela6955

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/9366143366

@micaela6955

vanessa said...

I'd give them to my daughter!

vanessa said...

I'm also already a follower!

KiraLynB said...

I'm totally stalking you on FB!!!

KiraLynB said...

I'd put them in Hannah's hair. She loves bows!

KiraLynB said...

I'm a blog follower!

KiraLynB said...

I've been a follower of T4T on Twitter!

KiraLynB said...

www.twitter.com/kiralynb
I tweeted!

kinderdiva said...

I'm a follower and fan! :) Thank you!

Cariokie said...

These are adorable. A friends baby is turning one and she is having a lady bug bday party. These could be an early gift for her to wear on her special day!

Michelle said...

So adorable! Thank you for the 'how-to'. If I should win, I will give them to my daughter who loves 'spotty bugs'.

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Love these! I would give them to my 4 year old daughter whole loves top put things in her hair.

kim said...

love the blog... AND I THINK BRIANNA IS HAVING A BUG BIRTHDAY! FUNNY!

Kim said...

FB Junky!

Kim said...

posted on fb fanpage:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/GrowWithMeGifts-Backup/158466720325?ref=ts

Genevieve said...

i love those little clippies and would love to put them in my daugthers hair- she's just started wearing pigtails (helps with that baby mullet shes got going on!!!) and those would be adorable!

Genevieve said...

and i'm a follower... have been for a long time now too!!

`kym said...

been a follower. love it all.

`kym said...

im a fan on facebook as well. =)
klb1203@gmail.com
hope i win. hehehe

Anne said...

I follow treasures for tots

Anne said...

I'm a T4T's Facebook Fan!

Anne said...

I've been a follower of T4T on Twitter!

Anne said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/amolino/status/9499541262

Anne said...

FB
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=10150095967090626&id=1579017172&ref=mf

Mutti said...

I follow on Google Reader. Such fun! I would give them to a granddaughter! Thanks..

Kristine said...

My baby's hair is just long enough for hair clips. She'd look too cute with these.

Cullum Family said...

i am now a follower! love love love ladybugs and my little one will love the clips!

Cullum Family said...

i am a fan on facebook too! :)

One Cheap B*tch said...

Oh my goodness so cute! =)

Lacey said...

I'm a new follower! LOVE these...I'd share them with my 2 little girls who ADORE ladybugs (and so does their Momma!). Thanks!

Lacey said...

I'm a T4T's Facebook Fan! Thanks!!!

Lacey said...

Posted on Facebook about your giveaway! www.facebook.com/laceythames

Lacey said...

I think I left my extra comments, but not my first entry! Like I said, I'll give these clips to my girls. Maybe I'll get inspired too, and make some for their friends! They've both got birthday parties coming up, and they'd make great party favors!

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

They are adorable!

Thank you so much for linking up with the Talented Tuesday link party at My Frugal Family, which is hosted every Tuesday. Please feel free to stop back in every week and post your newest projects!

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

Super dee Duper cute! Love them!
-Tiff

fawnda said...

I am a follower and I love the clips! : )

Lori said...

Super cute! these turned out nice!

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft On Thursday at Life As Lori... Please join me next week for another great party!

Related Posts with Thumbnails