These are so fun and easy to make!
A glue gun
Scissors (or a ribbon cutter)
7/8" Ribbon (cupcake base)
3/8" Ribbon (frosting)
small red button (cherry)
skinny ribbon (cherry stem, decoration for cake base)
Step 1: Cover The Clip
Use 3/8" Ribbon in the color of your choosing (it's best to use the same color as your cupcake base) Starting on the inside upper part of the clip, glue the ribbon on and continue up onto the top of the clip, around the part of the clip that you pinch to open, and then to the bottom. It is important that you leave bootm part of the clip ribbon-free as the clip slides into the hair best this way. If you prefer to have that part covered as well, make sure you glue it firmly so that it won't snag in the hair.
Step 2: The Cupcake Base
Cut a 2 1/2" piece of the 7/8" ribbon. Fold it in half slightly at an angle so that it resembles the shape of a cupcake base. Glue the ribbon together at that angle.
Using scissors, cut straight across the top of the cupcake base.
Cut another piece of the 7/8" ribbon about 2" in length. Glue to the center of the base and then wrap it down and around to the center of the back and glue there as well. This will make sure that the cupcake is nice and sturdy. Glue the base to your covered clip.
Step 3: The Frosting!
Just like with a real cupcake, the frosting is the best part! There are many different techniques that you can use for the frosting, so don't be afraid to get crazy! Here, I secured my 3/8" ribbon to the center of the cupcake. I brought the ribbon to the left, secured it with some glue and moved to the right, leaving a small "loop" of frosting behind.
I secured it to the right and looped back to left, where I began to bring the loops upward and back to the center.
Step 4: Decorating your Cupcake
Here is another place that you can really get creative! I kept it simple for this one. I just used a super skinny ribbon on the cupcake base, but you can use just about anything to jazz up the bottom.
I also made a cherry. I just used a small red button and a super skinny ribbon. To thread the ribbon through the button hole use a regular old sewing pin (with a small metal head, not a ball) as if it were a needle. Just push the pin through the ribbon about 1/8" from the end and thread it through one of the button holes. Then tie it off and trim any excess. Then glue (or sew) the cherry into the frosting and VIOLA! Cupcake Hair Clippy!
Some other suggestions:
Sew or glue colorful bugle or seed beads to the frosting for sprinkles
Don't have a red button? Try felt or fabric.
Experiment with different textures- grograin, satin, transluscent, etc.
So you don't have 20 mintues???
You can whip up 5 pairs of simple clippies in about 10!
Just use assorted ribbons to cover the clips. If you have craft O.C.D. like I do, when making pairs be sure to flip the ribbon in the other direction if it's a noticeable pattern. Otherwise, if you use them for pigtails one will be upside down.