May 15, 2011

Flower Hair Clip Birthday Bouquet Idea

Ainsley actually gave me this idea. It was hers that I expanded on. One morning, bleary eyed I woke up to Ainsley delivering to me bedside one of her "crafts" - flowers in a vase, she said. She had dumped out her bucket of hair clippies, gotten out straws, and clipped the clips to each end. Then she had cut out green leaves out of their paper stash that I let them have free reign with, glued them on the straws with her glue stick and put them in a cup of hers. Her creation sat on the counter for a very long time because I thought it was so precious and quite creative since she had thought this up on her own. Well, tomorrow Ainsley is going to a birthday party for one of her very bestest friends. So we expanded on her idea and came up with this:
It's the same thing pretty much. I made some hair clips this afternoon, clipped them to green bendy straws, and put them in a recycled salsa jar with a cup of rice in the bottom for stability. Some scrap paper, a little ribbon and twine, a tag, and there you go.
Happy Birthday Miss Maddie! Here is a flower clippy bouquet just for you to put on your dresser and hold your hair clips.
It's awefully cute and more straws could be added for additional clip storage (or pipe cleaners, or wooden skewers). The jar would look cute totally full.
By the way, I recycle all glass jars for quick impromptu vases. I clean them and remove the labels and then save them in the cupboard. You have no idea how many homemade flower bouquets I have given away to different people using these. I love going out to my garden, snipping a bouquet of fresh flowers, sticking them in a clean glass jar with a ribbon around it, and giving it away. We just welcomed new neighbors this week with a quick bouquet like this and a plate of brownies. Fast, easy and fun to present.

Here's another pretty flower. Ok, yeah, these pictures have nothing to do with the above craft. She just happened to be in a pretty dress for church today and I had to take a few pictures. It's a mom thing.
She's on this new kick where she carries around as many pacifiers as she can find and uses them as her main toy. She really doesn't use them to actually pacify herself. They are just her new fascinating toy.
Two clutched in each fist and one behind her. And the only way I could get her in this chair was to let her hold one and play with it. Then she went wild and the pictures were turning out blurry. Photo op over.
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  1. That bouquet is such a darling idea! And even more precious because your daughter came up with the idea.

  2. So adorable! What a sweet gift :-)
    Ainsley is creative, just like her mommy!

    ♥ Bethany

  3. what a darling idea. just darling.

  4. love this idea...might need to try it for my little girls room. thanks for sharing.

  5. oh my goodness i LOVE this idea!!! how ceative are you?

  6. I'm in love with this, and your blog!

  7. Love, love, love the craft! And your baby girl is precious :)


  8. i'm so copying the bouquet idea!