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Stiffened Lace Butterfly Hair Pins

I got the idea in my head to try stiffening lace, and I just had to try it on something.  I think the idea came to me when I was making this Easter bunny craft, and I thought it would be neat make some pretty butterflies out of stiffened lace.  I attached them to some bobby pins to make beautiful hair pins for my girls.

Stiffened Lace Butterfly Hair Pins

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To make some stiffened lace butterfly hair pins, you’ll need:

  • lace fabric
  • freezer paper (or wax paper)
  • paint brush
  • fabric stiffener (I used this Mod Podge Stiffy.)
  • tape
  • bobby pins
  • needle and thread OR hot glue gun
  • butterfly template

Stiffened Lace Butterfly Hair Pins

Lay your lace on top of a piece of freezer paper.  Follow the instructions on your fabric stiffener to stiffen the fabric.  I used Mod Podge Stiffy, brushed on a coat, let it dry, and then repeated the process to add a second coat.  Put the lace out in the sun if you want it to dry faster.  It will dry clear, so don’t worry if it fills in the holes of the lace.

How to Stiffen Lace

Once the second coat is dry, use the butterfly template provided to cut out some butterflies.  Use tape instead of pins to hold the pattern in place.

Stiffened Lace Butterfly Hair Pins

Fold the butterfly’s wings up to create a crease  in the middle.  Use a needle and thread or hot glue to attach the butterfly to a bobby pin.  If you sew it, the butterfly will slide around a little.  Hot glue will keep it more secure, but you have to be careful not to glue the pin shut.

Stiffened Lace Butterfly Hair Pins

The pins look so pretty and feminine in the girls’ hair, and they love wearing them!

Stiffened Lace Butterfly Hair Pins

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Marcia Hansen

Sunday 10th of February 2019

So cute and simple/inexpensive enough to make. Thank you

Alice

Monday 19th of November 2018

I love this! So cute and easy to make! I think the lace looks especially cute in your daughter's hair. Kisses-XOXO

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Monday 19th of November 2018

Thank you so much! She loves wearing them!

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