Candy Hair Clips
Here's the pin that was pinned on the Vanelope von Schweetz board: http://pinterest.com/pin/147422587773391960/
This blog post is my own little tutorial on how to make a candy hair pins with actual candy pieces. I know these items will not have a long life of use beyond this Halloween and the movie night, but I really wanted to use real candy pieces to give my Halloween costume that nice little extra wow factor.
- Bobby pins
- Candy! I used Smarties, Skittles, Spearmint Candy
- Sealer (I used Martha Stewart Decoupage Glue & Sealer with Brush - bought it with a 50% off coupon at Michael's :D)
- Hot Glue gun
So at first I didn't want to put the candy straight onto the bobby pins into my hair so I decided I was going to try and seal them first. I was also told resin spray would be a good sealer option but I went a little cheap for this project. I tested the sealer on the Smarties, Spearmint, and Red Vines. It seemed to work on the Smarties but not for the Spearmint of Red Vines. So in the end I put the Spearmint on felt onto the bobby pin without sealing it. I also put the skittles straight onto the felt because it has it's own candy shell so I figured it won't need any sealer.
So to start I cut out thin felt pieces and put hot glue onto the felt and pressed the flat side of the bobby pin to the felt. I did a strip for the smaller candies and a round circle for the felt.
Make sure to check that the bobby pin still opens up.
Glue the candies onto the felt.
The felt gives it a nice buffer so that it doesn't actually touch your hair.
And here's the final product in my hair. ^____^
Here's the result of the failed red vine. :( Should have seen that coming.