It doesn't help that I also have a ton of craft ribbon myself. Well, at least I THOUGHT I had a lot of ribbon. Compared to my grandma's stash, I have very little.
So now I have the fun of using it up the best I can. I had bought metal hair clips at a beauty supply store last year to make hair clips and never did it. It seemed too hard.
Now I know how easy it is! It's just time consuming. Measure out the ribbon, cut, melt the ends (that's how I keep them from fraying and most ribbon is 100% polyester aka plastic), glue with strong glue, clamp the ends and wait for them to dry. All while trying not to die from glue fumes!
You can see that some of the ribbon is thin and you can see the clips through it. I find that patterned or plain grosgrain is best, but I have so many solid satin spools of ribbon. Also, some of this ribbon is from the 60s-70s so obviously it's going to be a bit more delicate. In the picture it shows, but in a child's hair you probably wouldn't even notice it.
They also make it easy to glue big flowers and other embellishments to them. The trend is all about giant blooms I guess. :)
The one thing I love about clips like these is the ribbon helps keep the clips from slipping out of fine baby hair. I know many mamas who use these. I'm not posting them to Etsy. Etsy is saturated with hair clips like these. I just signed up for a craft fair in November and will be selling these. I did this craft fair last year and I'm hoping I signed up early enough to have a bigger space! Then I can put more items on display.
If you're a mama with girls, let me know if you like them or not. Are you into the big flower trend or do you prefer minimal embellishment? The munchkin I nanny for loves big hair bows and clips, but I think it can get a bit crazy. When I get her ready for school she always asks for a billion hair clips. The kid could set off metal detectors I'm sure.