We were pretty last minute with our costumes and really didn't want to spend much money on them, so we decided to go as a couple from the 1920's. I had a black kind of frilly dress and honey had a sweet tuxedo that he snagged from a local thrift store for a whopping $10 a few months back (and it fits like a charm!) So we thought that seemed easy enough.
And so I stopped by Michael's (because I love the 40% off coupons) to pick up a fun feather boa and something to make a hair piece with.
My plan was to make a sparkly elastic headband with some feathers, but then I saw a fun little group of feathers with felt backing and immediately snatched it up. With some hot glue, a bobby-pin, and a piece of a notecard, I had a great little hair clip that matched perfectly to the boa.
I thought I would just put a dot of hot glue on the back of the feathers and attach the bobby pin, but quickly realized that would just glue the pin together and I wouldn't be able to use it in my hair.
So, I cut a small slip of a notecard and placed it between the top and bottom of the bobby pin to protect the underside of the pin and give the glue a flat surface to stick to. I put the glue directly onto the pin/notecard then stuck it to the feathers so that it looked like this:
I held it for about 2 minutes for the glue to hold and then left it out for a while to be sure the glue was totally dry. Finally, I pinned it in my hair the same way I would any regular bobby-pin. And ta-da! A fun, feather hair clip minus the itchy elastic band around my forehead.
I'd say that was 5 minutes well spent. And I think we looked super cute, if I do say so myself. :)