Sunday, March 7, 2010

How to Create a Curly Ostrich or Marabou Puff Hair Clip

First you will need a partially lined alligator clip or clip of your choice, approximately five inches of your choice of marabou (I am using curly ostrich in this example), a two inch felt circle, and a HIGH temp glue gun.
Find the ends of your cut marabou

Place glue on one end of the marabou

Bring your ends together and press hard until the glue sets up.

This is what it will look like when the ends have been glued together. Now take your felt circle and place glue all over the top of it, like this

Immediately take the side of your marabou you wish to hide (I always use the less fluffy side and brush the feathers up to make the top side more fluffy) and lay it in on top of the felt circle, drawing the edges of the marabou out to meet the edges of the cirle to ensure you get a good shape.

Here is what it will now look like from the bottom. Now attach your alligator clip. This can be done in two ways. You can use the flat side of your clip (bottom, as showin in the pink clip, or you can use the top side of clip as shown with the red marabou clip) and glue it to the bottom of your felt.

You have now completed your Curly Ostrch clip! See how easy that was!


Erin said...

This is great! I'd love to try this. Do you have any suggestions on where to find supplies like the curly feathers and alligator clips? Wonderful tutorial!

Fly By Nite Creations said...

Thanks for the tut! I'm gonna have to give these a try.

bamamommyof3 said...

Love this thank you for sharing it. Can't wait to make one for my six week old baby girl and matching ones for her big sisters. Can I attach to a pony? Where do I find curly ostrich?

Twinkle Toes Bows said...

Clips can be found at Sally's Beauty supply, and the felt at the craft store. Any kind will do ;0) Ostrich marabou you will have to find online....Etsy has some for sale. Curly Ostrich is expensive, IMO, but you can use regualr marabou. Depending on how fluffy, you may want to make the felt circle smaller so it stays full. As far as attaching to a pony, I don't see why not! I am sure it might take a little experimenting, as I have not tried it, but I think if you secure the felt to the pony-o by sewing, it should be fine. You can always attach a ribbon loop to the pony-o and slide your clip through that once the pony-o is in place. Thanks ladies! I hope it was helpful for you. Sorry for the delay response!