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I was making dinner for my kids one night and as I was standing there waiting for the pasta to boil I thought to myself how cute these little shapes were. There must be something I can do with them! So I decided to experiment with different ways to bling them up as hair clips well suited for the holidays. I think these are so adorable and appropriate for kids, teens, and grown women alike.
I used several methods to decorate and stuck to a gold theme, as you will see by the comparison examples below. Silver or glittery black would look really pretty as well.
You will need:
Bow tie past
Acrylic paint, spray paint, glitter, and or podge
Hair clips or pins (alligator clips would work great)
hot glue gun
I found that every piece needed a paint base before adding glitter. For some I used a brush to paint on acrylic gold paint in a shade called Spun Gold.
1st coat of base color
2nd coat of paint
Here is one where I added 2 coats of glitter paint on top which gives a great subtle shimmer
For dramatic bling, I painted the bow tie with podge and covered it in glitter. Tapped off the excess and this was the awesome result.
Next up, I tried spray painting them with 2coats of gold paint. Half of these I sprayed 2 coats of glitter paint as well.
The bottom 2 samples are the spray painted with the ones on the left with the added spray glitter. Again, you can see this adds just a pretty subtle shimmer.
Once all the bows are dried, turn over, squeeze a dollop of hot glue and add a hair pin. As you can see, I placed the pin so that he ridged part faces down and along the scalp. That is actually how you’re supposed to wear hair pins. The ridges along the scalp help it say in place and the smooth part faces out so it is not as noticeable.
Here are the finished products!!