Make cute hair clips to coordinate with your little girl’s outfits. Use any shape that you would like, including hearts! Read on to see how to make this DIY Clay Heart Hair Clip. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer but help support this site to bring more fun crafty tutorials.
My daughter was always very specific about her hair clips when she was young. She only liked small barrettes, and pink was her favorite color. I used clay to accent some plain small barrettes, and she was pleased. I remember her wearing these for months!
If you are new to working with oven bake clay, be sure to read my Tips and Tricks for Working with Oven-Bake Clay before beginning.
Supplies for this DIY Clay Heart Hair Clip:
- (2-3) colors of Sculpey Souffle Oven Bake Clay
- Work ‘n bake clay mat – This mat is wonderful! I can use it to first roll and cut my shapes, and then I can bake them directly on the mat. This decreases the chances that I will misshapen my design when transferring it to another baking mat.
- Clay roller
- Heart from the mini metal cutter set
- E6000 adhesive
- Small alligator clip hair barrette
Choose the colors for the hearts. I’m using red, pink, and magenta.
Use the heart shape from the mini cutter set to cut out hearts that will fit across the hair clip. This will be dependent on the size of the hair clip that you purchased. Four hearts fit across my hair clip.
Place the work n’ bake mat on a baking sheet. Follow the instructions from Sculpey on baking.
Per the Sculpey Souffle Website: Bake at 275 °F (130 °C) for 30 minutes per 1/4 in (6 mm) thickness. DO NOT MICROWAVE. Baking should be completed by an adult. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME.
Since we are baking a shape half the size of 1/4,” the hearts should only need approximately 15 minutes. Check it and do not over bake.
Remove the hearts from the oven. Allow to cool completely.
Apply a thin layer of E6000 to attach the hearts to the hair clip. Be sure that the hair clip is open while the glue is applied and is drying so that the hair clip does not glue together. Allow to dry and cure thoroughly, approximately 48 hours or as directed on the E6000 package.
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