Tutorial: Easy Yo-Yo Hair Clips

April 5th, 2014  |  Published in Baby, Crafts, Kids, Tutorials  |  2 Comments

Annie Get Your Glue Gun: Easy Yo-Yo Hair Clip Tutorial

Whew, it’s been quite a busy six months! We are settling into our new city, new jobs, and new daycare. I have still been crafting here and there, but haven’t been as good about documenting it on my blog. But I couldn’t resist sharing this super easy hair clip tutorial with you in time for Easter. These are a great non-candy Easter egg filler!

Annie Get Your Glue Gun: Easy Yo-Yo Hair Clip Tutorial

Look how big my little Alice has gotten!


She’s in the growing out bangs stage, so these clips are perfect for keeping her hair out of her face.


Here’s how you can make some for your little cuties!

Supplies for one hair clip:

  • 6″ 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon
  • yo-yo (I use the Clover large yo-yo maker)
  • lighter
  • button
  • hair clip
  • needle and thread
  • glue gun

Step 1: Use a lighter to heat seal the end of your ribbon so that it doesn’t fray.

Step 2: Add a bit of hot glue to the bottom of the hair clip. Glue the heat sealed end of your ribbon in place.

Step 3: Add a short line of hot glue to the ribbon and quickly shape ribbon around end of hair clip.

Step 4: Add hot glue to the solid part of the hair clip and glue ribbon down.

Step 5: Set the hair clip aside for a minute as you sew the button to the yo-yo.

Step 6: Then sew the yo-yo to the hair clip.

Step 7: Cut the ribbon long enough to wrap around the other side. Heat seal the end.

Step 8: Add a line of hot glue along the back side of the ribbon. Sorry for the blurry picture; I was trying to work quickly before the hot glue dried!

Step 9: Wrap the ribbon around the top prong of the hair clip.

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Step 10: And you’re done!

Step 11: Make another one for cutie-pie pig tails.

Let me know if you make them! I’d love to see photos of your cute little ones wearing these clips!


2 Responses

  1. Heidi says:

    April 30th, 2014 at 4:02 pm (#)


    This tutorial looks so adorable! I just recently started to sew my own hair bows and I think this would be really cool to try. Do you know if it’s possible (and looks good) to attach these to hair ties instead of clips?

    Thank you so much! These would look so cute at the bottom of two braids with an adorable beret or fluffy hat.


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