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Cute and crafty snap clips keep little bits of hair, from bangs to fringe, out of your face so you can show off your eyes and smile. While you can buy super-cute snappies, making your own is a DIY craft project for a rainy day that lets you customize the ribbon and embellishments for these super-feminine, super-sweet accessories. Make a bunch, cause you never need just one, and give them out as prezzies to your crew.
Plug in your hot glue gun and wait for it to heat up. Spread newspaper over your work area, cause it's all too easy to make a mess when you're carried away crafting.
Dab just a bit of hot glue on the large inside end and press your ribbon. Put down the glue gun and hold the ribbon till it bonds to your snap clip.
Turn the clip over so now you're looking at the outside or the top. Hot glue the ribbon, then flip the ribbon over and run it along the outside length of the clip. Don't pull or stretch the ribbon; this can make your clips look funky when they dry. Just run the ribbon all along the clip, and gently press the fabric against the clip so it can bond.
Cut your ribbon now, leaving just a bit -- no more than 1/2-inch -- of fabric to wrap around the inner end (the skinny one).
Dab glue on the last bit of ribbon, then run the ribbon around the skinny end and press it to the inside of the clip. Hold until the glue bonds.
Check your work: you'll have one snap clip fully lined in your ribbon. This is a base: you can add fake flowers, butterflies, cute little appliques or rhinestones. To customize your lined snap clip, just dab glue on the outside then press on your fave embellishment, and when it dries you're good to go.
Keep it up with your hot glue and your crafty clips, switching out ribbon color as you please. It's rare you'll want just one of these clips so make a bunch to share with your gal pals or just to increase your accessory stash. Yeah, like you really needed that last one -- girl, we know.