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Now on to the fun stuff (okay, the other fun stuff)! To match Raya’s spider shirt I made, I thought maybe she needed a little hair bow to go along with it.
- Alligator Clip
- Black Felt
- Black Ribbon
- Hot Glue Gun
- Google Eyes
- Optional – candle for melting the ribbon edges
This is a really quick project – about 15 minutes from start to clean-up.
Cut two felt circles, and cover your alligator clip with ribbon.
Melt the very edges of your ribbons so that they won’t unravel. If you don’t have or don’t want to use an open flame, you can fold your ribbon in half and just tuck the raw edges inside.
Now, hot glue them onto one of your circles. Messy is OK – they will be covered up soon.
Glue your other circle onto your alligator clip.
Now, sandwich your two circles together with the ribbons and top of the alligator clip inside, and then stick them together with a generous dose of hot glue.
I didn’t mind that the clip was showing on the bum-side, but you could certainly hide it under a leg. Or make the spider body large enough to cover the whole clip, it’s up to you!
Then, just add some eyes:
And attach it to a headbead, or just clip it into hair for older girls, and you’re ready to roll!
Have the baby humor you, even though she is still in her jammies and munching on some puffs.
Admire how cute she is. Okay, I fully admit – I’m biased on that point. :) But she is ready for Halloween!
Happy Halloween ~ Adrianne
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