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Bow Tie Pasta Hair Clips

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

Paint brushes

Hair clips or pins (alligator clips would work great)

hot glue gun

hair bows supplies

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

hair bows 1st coat

2nd coat of paint

hair bows 2nd coat

Here is one where I added 2 coats of glitter paint on top which gives a great subtle shimmer

hair bows glitter paint

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.

hair bows glitter_

Next up, I tried spray painting them with 2coats of gold paint. Half of these I sprayed 2 coats of glitter paint as well.

hair bows spray painted

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.

hair bows finished side shot

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.

hair bows gluing pins

Here are the finished products!!

hair bows finished top shot copy

hair bows finished close up banner

6 comments on “Bow Tie Pasta Hair Clips

  1. Alice C.
    November 30, 2013

    What a fun idea! I love the ideas that come while spending time I the kitchen.

    • simplystrikingblog
      November 30, 2013

      Thank you πŸ™‚ Yes I love it when those light bulb moments happen.

  2. Mia
    November 30, 2013

    What an excellent idea. I have bookmarked this to show to my sister and sisters-in-laws for their daughters! I only have two sons, but perhaps I will be one day blessed with a granddaughter! My husband mentioned that it can also be great Christmas tree decorations.
    Blessings XX
    Mia

    • simplystrikingblog
      November 30, 2013

      Great tip about the decorations! I may have to borrow that idea πŸ˜‰ Thank you for taking the time out to recommend and comment.

  3. Cathy
    November 30, 2013

    This is just GENIUS! I love it! Affordable DIY projects, and great for little girls (I think it would be fun at a Girl Scouts event) and this project caught my eye at the Tatertots & Jello party–I had to stop by!

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    ~Cathy Mini
    ourminifamily.com

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