Dia De Los Muertos Hair Clip Tutorial

Dia De Los Muertos Hair Clip Tutorial

Today I’m helping kick off the second annual Dia De Los Muertos Tour hosted by Melissa at Rebel & Malice! Be sure to check out the tour schedule & giveaway at the bottom of this post!

I love The Day Of The Dead, a day to honor lost loved ones. The colors and festivities celebrate the lives of our loved ones who have passed away.

Dia Day Los Muertos Hair Clip Tutorial

Last year I showed a Dia De Los Muertos dress & fascinator I made for my niece. This year, my daughter gets a fun ribbon streamer clip. She’s too cool for an entire themed outfit, so this is perfect for my little girl.

For my contribution to the series, I thought I’d show you how to make this easy hair accessory.

Here’s my Dia De Los Muertos hair clip tutorial!

Dia De Los Muertos Hair Clip Tutorial

Gather your supplies. To make this look you’ll need: an alligator clip (the kind with a hole), the skinniest satin ribbon you can find, some little satin flowers, rhinestone mesh, about 5″ of 3/8″ wide grosgrain ribbon, and a sugar skull cabochon.

I have used bits of broken jewelry or buttons in the past, and often find dollar store goodies that I can use for hair accessories. Anything goes.

I got my cabochons from Oh My Gosh Goodies, in case you were wondering:)

How To Make A Clip With Ribbon Streamers | Dia De Los Muertos Hair Clip Tutorial

Begin by looping your ribbon streamers through thelittle hole in the clip. I used 2 strands and kept them long for my daughter’s hair. Ribbon streamers are fun because you can wear them loose, tie then into your ponytail, or braid them into your hair.

Covered Hair Clip With Ribbon Streamers

Cover your metal alligator clip with the grosgrain ribbon strip. Start on the inside of the clip and work your way around. Be sure to heat seal the ends of you ribbon.

Dia De Los Muertos Hair Clip Tutorial

Decorate the top of the clip, starting with your cabochon or resin. I reccomend E-6000 glue, but hot glue works too. Day Of The Dead is all about bright colors and flowers; especially marigolds. Position flowers near the crown and surrounding the sugar skull’s head. Cover any remaining ribbon with rhinestone mesh, Hot Fix crystals, or some type of fun embellishment.

Day Of The Dead Hair Clip Tutorial

That’s it! It’s super easy to make a hair clip like this for any occasion. Here’s the Dia De Los Muertos Tour schedule, I hope you get a chance to visit some of these amazing blogs.

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Monday October 26 – Rebel & MaliceFrom a BoxSews n Bows
Tuesday October 27 – Call AjaireHattielu HandmadeMade With Moxie
Wednesday October 28 – Paisley RootsAmandaRosePhat Quarters
Thursday October 29 – Lulu & CelesteCalm and CarrionCraft Lady Abby
Friday October 30 – Whisk ‘EmWild & Wanderful Golden Rippy
Saturday October 31 – Just Add FabricFilles a Maman
Sunday November 1 – House of Estrela
Monday November 2 – Rebel & Malice
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Due to the nature of the giveaway, the book and DVD will only be available to residents of the United States and Canada. There will be a separate giveaway for any digital items such as PDF patterns or gift cards.  
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2nd Dia De Los Muertos Blog Tour

2nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Blog Tour hosted by Rebel & Malice

The Dia De Los Muertos Blog tour is back! It’s hosted by Melissa at Rebel & Malice. Last year was so fun to follow, I knew I had to participate. I’ll be back in a couple days to share an awesome Day Of The Dead craft tutorial with you, so get your glue guns ready!

2nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Blog Tour hosted by Rebel & Malice

Meet the bloggers who are joining the 2nd Dia de los Muertos tour. They will be bringing you a variety of inspired crafts, stories and a few freebies. Here is the full schedule.

Monday October 26 – Rebel & MaliceFrom a BoxSews n Bows
Tuesday October 27 – Call AjaireHattielu HandmadeMade With Moxie
Wednesday October 28 – Paisley RootsAmandaRosePhat Quarters
Thursday October 29 – Lulu & CelesteCalm and CarrionCraft Lady Abby
Friday October 30 – Whisk ‘EmWild & Wanderful Golden Rippy
Saturday October 31 – Just Add FabricFilles a Maman
Sunday November 1 – House of Estrela
Monday November 2 – Rebel & Malice

I’m looking forward to seeing all the projects, and can’t wait to show you mine. See you soon!

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Fall Holiday Bows With Dollar Store Felties

Cute Owl Clippie for Thanksgiving- Dress Up Your Bows With Dollar Store Felties

I found some Halloween and Thanksgiving felties at the Dollar Tree and topped some simple little bows. I love finding hairbow goodies for a steal! You can dress up Fall holiday bows with dollar store felties for a quick and easy holiday accessory or gift. Dress Up Fall Holiday Bows With Dollar Store Felties You can add to existing bows, or put them on spectacular over the top hair bows. I think it’s a totally cute idea and no tutorial needed. I added a rhinestone bow to the pumpkin. I like adding googly eyes or rhinestones to give it something extra. They aren’t glued together very well out of the package, so you’ll want to reinforce them. It’s so easy, I listed these for really cheap in the SewsNBows Etsy shop. Look for more holiday bows coming soon! Cute Owl Clippie for Thanksgiving- Fall Holiday Bows With Dollar Store Felties The reason I’m writing this post is because of a discussion I saw in a Facebook group. Stephanie of Swoodson Says posted her cute pumpkin appliqué tutorial & pattern recently. It’s a really fun, easy DIY for fall, she has great tips for using Wonder Under. She received a social media comment that (paraphrasing here) “surely anyone could do that without being shown”. The rude comment wasn’t a big deal, but it got me thinking about how some of my easiest projects end up getting lots of blog traffic. Stephanie joked that she’s been wanting to post her painted acorns, with a tutorial: 1) Paint acorns. Easy Pumpkin Bow | Fall Holiday Bows With Dollar Store Felties Simple projects on Pinterest got me to start sewing again after a ten year hiatus. I love Stephanie’s blog and I love her pumpkin appliqué. I really, really love easy craft and sewing projects. So here’s my painted acorn post. Surely anyone can glue a feltie to a hair bow. But aren’t mine fun?!!

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Tips & Ideas For DIY Halloween Costumes

Tips & Ideas For DIY Halloween Costumes

If you want to make a store bought costume more original, or just need to save some money this year; this post is for you. I’ve made some elaborate costumes over the years, but I think the easy DIYs and budget friendly costumes are the best. Here are some of my favorites from the past; and some tips for DIY Halloween costumes.

Tips & Ideas For DIY Halloween Costumes

Add A Cape

Tips & Ideas For DIY Halloween Costumes | Girls Comfy Batman Costume

This Batman costume was fully handmade, but you can add a superhero applique or fabric paint to any store bought tee for a super comfy costume. Or, get off the hook completely and just buy a superhero shirt. Alternatives are wizards, vampires, Zorro, Elsa, etc.

You need a cape though! I love this no sew cape tutorial and template from Jolly Mom.

Refashion

Tips & Ideas For DIY Halloween Costumes | Easy Flapper Costume

Shop your own closet or thrift a suitable dress to make this adorable flapper costume. Add pearls and lace (or the entire contents of your craft room) for a sweet, 1920’s look. Variations: Wild west/saloon girl, mob boss, witch, fairy, etc.

Deconstruct

Tips & Ideas For DIY Halloween Costumes & Tons Of DIY Ideas | Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn

Chop off pants or overalls for a Mark Twain themed costume. Every little boy has a pair of highwater pants and a dingy old t-shirt, right? Here’s my Tom & Huck Photoshoot with my gremlins nephews.

Tips & Ideas For DIY Halloween Costumes | Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn

Carry a whitewash paintbrush for Tom, or maybe a rope belt for Huck. Don’t forget a straw hat! A similar idea for girls would be long dresses, bonnets, and aprons for a Little House On The Prairie look.

Just Be A Pirate

Tips & Ideas For DIY Halloween Costumes | Easy No Sew Pirate

Pirate costumes are easy because nothing needs to be hemmed. Leave your edges raw and let them fray. Don’t bother cutting nicely. It doesn’t need to fit properly, and nothing has to match. Shop your closet.

Tips & Ideas For DIY Halloween Costumes | Easy No Sew Pirate Costume

Make a sash with a long rectangle of any fabric; an old sheet will do. Chop off pants and add a drawstring pouch for trick or treating. Cut the sleeves and hems off a shirt to make a vest. Cheap plastic swords and eyepatches are a fun addition. Use these same tips to make a hobo or rodeo clown. See my family pirate costumes for more ideas!

Glam It Up

Tips & Ideas For DIY Halloween Costumes | Girly Tin Man Costume

This DIY Tin Man costume was made with inexpensive metallic fabric. In fact, the whole outfit cost less than $20 to make! You can add a tutu and bow to a store bought costume for a cute no- sew DIY. You certainly don’t have to sew to make a glam costume. Start with sweatpants and a sweatshirt if you like. You can girlify any costume by adding ruffles and lace. Which brings me to the next tip:

Glue It

Tips & Ideas For DIY Halloween Costumes | Wicked Witch

Seriously, glue it. Tape it. Heck, staple it! This awesome Wicked Witch Costume was based on the Disney movie, Oz The Great And Powerful. I love the costumes in that film, omg.) When I couldn’t figure out how to make the winged shoulders work with a sewing machine, I got out the hot glue gun. Done in an hour!!

Tips & Ideas For DIY Halloween Costumes | Wicked Witch

Accessorize

Tips & Ideas For DIY Halloween Costumes

Top off any costume with a fun halloween fascinator. Or wear it to work/school and pretend to be festive if you aren’t in a costume mood. My fascinator tutorial will show you dozens of ideas to complete your look. (Or pretend to give a darn.)

Dollar store jewelry is your friend on Halloween. Dig in your kids toy box for props. Glue some yarn to a baseball cap to make a wig. Make spats or boot overs. (Maybe I’ll make a tutorial soon? It’s basically a leg warmer!)

Makeup

Makeup or face paint is a given, but think outside the box. Don’t forget about temporary tattoos if it goes with your costume. Colorful hair extensions are fun. Glitter is everything.

Not for children or the feint of heart: I superglued rhinestones onto my face once. You can superglue gold gems to your teeth too. (Yes, I swear. And while I’ll be super impressed with your hardcore Halloween attitude, I assume no liability if you superglue anything to your body. Use discretion, obviously.)

Oh, zombie makeup and fake blood makes anything a costume, bonus points for an 80’s prom zombie. Iconic outfit zombies are awesome…Marilyn’s white dress, anyone?

I hope I’ve got some ideas churning in your head. I bet you can fashion a costume right now with things you already have. What’s your favorite costume you’ve made or worn?

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100th Snickerdoodle Sunday Celebration & Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

I’m so excited to help celebrate the 100th Snickerdoodle Sunday link up! One of my projects was the first feature, so I’ve been invited to share this great giveaway with you. Special thanks to Millie and Kristina of 2 Crochet Hooks for creating the original link party, and the current co-hosts who have organized this extravaganza. I’ll let them tell you all about it!

  Snickerdoodle Sunday 100th Celebration Welcome! Today is the 100th Snickerdoodle Sunday Party! We are so excited that the party has reached this milestone and we are so grateful to YOU for sharing your amazing posts week after week! To celebrate and say thank you for making Snickerdoodle Sunday a success, we are hosting a 100th Party Giveaway!  

Meet Your Hosts!

Snickerdoodle Sunday Link Party

 

Please follow your hosts on one or more Social Media Platforms.

Let us know you’re following from Snickerdoodle Sunday. We would love to follow you back!

Beverly and Gloria from Across the Blvd (G+/Pin/Tweet/FB) Sarah from Sadie Seasongoods (FB/Pin/IG) Joanita from Creative Crochet Workshop (G+/Pin/Tweet/FB) Maria from Sew Travel Inspired (IG/Pin/Tweet/FB)

Please join our Pinterest Board made especially for you! Send a request to join the board after following your hosts on Pinterest to acrosstheblvd@gmail.com.

On to the Celebration!

As most of you know, Millie and Kristina of 2 Crochet Hooks created Snickerdoodle Sunday. They worked hard to make it a fun party for everyone. While they have stepped away from hosting, we want to thank them for starting the party and for encouraging us to keep it going. Before we go forward, we want to look back a bit and showcase a couple of favorite posts. The first Snickerdoodle Sunday Party was on October 19, 2013. One of the early features was this awesome One Hour Wicked Witch Costume from Amy at Sows and Bows. We are showcasing it now, in time for early Halloween planning.

At Party # 50, the feature was this fabulous Old Chair Redo from Robin at Redo It Yourself Inspirations. Robin does such amazing restorations!

We are excited to have Amy and Robin as guest co-hosts for our 100th Celebration! We hope you’ll give them both a visit.

Snickerdoodle Sunday 100th Party Celebration

In celebration of our 100th Party and to say thank you, the hostesses have chipped in to offer you a chance to win:

1st Thank You: $100 Amazon Gift Card (1 winner)

2nd Thank You: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card (1 winner)

3rd Thank You: $10.00 Amazon Gift Card (1 winner)

The party is open world wide – as long as you can legally shop on Amazon. It will remain open through October 2, 2015 and the winners will be selected and contacted via the email address provided. We will announce the winners once the prizes have been claimed. Please see the terms and conditions for details.

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