A Must For Any Little Girl!
THINGS YOU WILL NEED:
Staple gun - To attach the ribbon to the back of the frame.
Hot Glue gun - If you are going to add a flower or other embellishment to the front of the frame.
Photo Frame - You can use any size photo frame you like. I used a 16x20 natural finish photo frame that I purchased from Wal-Mart for $5. The bottom should be flat so that you can screw in the hooks without damaging the frame.
Spray Paint - You can use any color of your choice. I chose one with a high-gloss finish. You can also use acrylic paint. I did find that the spray paint was somewhat messy to work with.
Small Craft Hooks - I used 11 for mine. But, you can use more or less, depending on the amount of space you want between the hooks.
Ribbon - It is best to use ribbon with the ridges to act as grippers for the hair clips.
Flower or Other Embellishment - You can choose to not use anything for the outside of the frame, but I think it adds a nice touch.
I started off by spray painting the frame. It took a few coats to cover it completely. After the paint has dried completely, you can then screw in the hooks. It's important to screw them in straight so that they are all aligned. You can choose to leave the hooks unpainted (most come in white, chrome, or brass finish), or paint them any color you like. Next, you will need to measure enough ribbon to staple to the back of the frame. The ribbon will serve as the new home for hair clips and barrettes. Be sure to add a few extra inches to each strand of ribbon so that you have enough to fold it and staple it down. You can cut any excess off when you are done. Be sure to pull the ribbon tight so that it does not leave any waves in it once it is stapled. I used 2 staples for each end of the ribbon.
If you are going to add any sort of embellishment, you can now hot-glue it on to the frame. You can use flowers, butterflies, ladybugs, or anything that goes with the look you are trying to achieve. You can add only one, or you can add a lot. The choice is yours!!!! Either way, it will be unique and you can proudly say that you made it yourself!!!!