With the summer heat in full effect, I've been finding myself reaching for hair clips more often than usual to get the hair out of my face! I took the plain hair clips I had stashed away and made them a little bit more fun by adding polka dots. And here's the secret to getting some pretty perfect polka dots without the struggle...use the end of your paintbrush! With just the right amount of paint on the end, you'll get a near perfect dot. Read on for the full tutorial.
MATERIALS: paint, paint brush, paint pen, hair clips
STEP 1: Dip the end of your paint brush in a shallow layer of paint, just to get the end coated. (It's better to start with too little paint and go over the dot, than to have too much paint and ruin your dot.)
STEP 2: Holding the paintbrush in a vertical position, set it onto the hair clip and release by pulling straight up to reveal the dot.
STEP 3: Continue making as many dots as you want and allow to dry!
I also wanted to try some with the silver paint pen that Erin of House of Earnest so graciously sent to me when we did our Trade & Made. I just drew the dots onto the hair clip, using a subtle circular motion to create a dot. They aren't quite as perfect as the paintbrush technique, but I was okay with that.
Allow each of your hair clips to dry completely and then wear them with joy!