december 23, 2010 // feather hair clip

Feathers seem to be all the rage these days. When I first saw someone wearing a feather hairpiece I thought, "Gee, that's interesting.. but I could never pull that off" I find feathers to be kind of intimidating - especially when they're on your head! Sure, Lady GaGa and Big Bird can pull them off, but I didn't know if I could. Recently, my good friend Mariana (who I always end up doing crafts with for some reason.. even when we just make plans to hang out and watch a movie) made an adorable feather hair clip out of materials she bought at Michael's. I really liked hers so I decided to make one of my own. They're super easy and inexpensive to make (I've seen similar hair clips at Urban Outfitters for $15!! - Yikes!) Here's what you need...

- Creatology pheasant feather piece (these come pre-made for $2.99 at Michael's.. they're a great base for the hairclip!) - or something similar
-Aleen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue or a similar, fast grabbing adhesive (this one was nice because I was still able to move things into place after putting down the glue, but it wasn't messy and runny like Elmer's Glue)
-Buttons (you can find a HUGE variety at Michael's.. or even use a button off of an old shirt/sweater/jacket)
-Large hair clip.. they have these at Michael's, but I have a feeling that they might be cheaper at a dollar store or pharmacy
All you need to do in order to get your hair clip put together is to glue the buttons and clip onto the feather piece. The sky is the limit when it comes to placement and design! I had some old decorated bottle caps that I bought at Goodwill a while back hanging around, so I decided to add them to my clips. Here's the final product!
Happy clipping! If you happen to make a clip, I'd love to see a photo! Send it over to me at :)

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