My daughters love animals. They have to stop and touch every animal and bug that they see. I made them some animal silhouette hairclips with a free pattern that I’m sharing with you today!

Don’t miss the giveaway at the end of the post!

This post was sponsored by Thermoweb. All opinions are my own. There are affiliate links in this post.

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

I have a free template for each animal: a fawn, a unicorn, a flying bird, a butterfly, and a cat face. Which one is your favorite? Get the free pattern at the end of the post!

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

I added some metallic details with make them even more fun, and it’s a great way to personalize these clips. My little girls love anything glittery and shiny! Some have all-over color and some have just some hand drawn details.

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

I saw a deer hairclip on Pinterest years and years ago, and I finally created my own for my little girls. I love the simplicity of the silhouettes with just a touch of gold.

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

Do you have a cat loving girl in your life? Make them a cute kitty face! The hand drawn details have a much more organic look.

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

Supplies

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

How to Make Animal Silhouette Hairclips

Watch the video tutorial or find the pictures and instructions below.

 

1. Either print or trace the free animal silhouette pattern onto the double sided adhesive. I didn’t have the printable double sided adhesive so I traced my animals. It didn’t take very long.

You could also import the pictures into your cutting machine and cut the felt that way.

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

2. Cut the double sided adhesive into small individual animals to iron onto the felt.

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

3. Iron the adhesive onto the felt choosing the colors you want.

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

4. Cut out the animals using the traced lines. Don’t forget to cut out the details.

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

5. Peel the paper backing off of the adhesive and place it onto another layer of felt. Iron it on binding the two layers together.

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

I chose to do the same color of felt for both sides, but you could do different colors if you wanted.

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

6. Cut out the animal shapes again using the shape of the felt. Don’t forget the details!

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

For All-Over Color:

7. Decide which animals will have all-over color. We will use the spray adhesive for this transfer.

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

8. Spray one side of the felt with a thin but entire layer of adhesive. Wait ten minutes for the adhesive to dry.

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

9. Place a transfer paper color side up on top of the adhesive side of the felt. Place a press cloth over the transfer sheet. Press well and move the iron slightly to get even heat.

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

10. Wait one hour for it to cool. Peel off the transfer sheet to reveal the beautiful color underneath.

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

For Hand-Drawn Details:

11. Use the liquid adhesive to draw designs on the animal like whiskers, stripes, or spots. Wait one to two hours for the adhesive to dry.

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

12. With the transfer sheet color side up, place it over the adhesive. With your fingers and fingernails, rub the sheet over the adhesive to get the color to transfer. This creates a really organic and soft look.

For tips on using liquid adhesive and Deco Foil sheets use this graphic tee tutorial.

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

For all hairclips:

13. Hot glue the clips onto the back of the felt animals.

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

Enjoy your gorgeous animal silhouette hairclip!

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

I love alligator clips the best because they really grab and hold onto my daughters’ hair. It’s the best way to keep the hair out of their face. I think the unicorn silhouette would look amazing colored with a rainbow transfer sheet!

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

The pattern can be found in my subscriber library which can be accessed once you sign up for my newsletter! It can be found with the other free cut files!

giveaway

Use the form below to enter the giveaway:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Animal Hairclips + Free Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

Related Posts

Author: Heather Handmade

I'm a seamstress and mother. I sew, blog, thrift, upcycle, design fabric, and teach sewing classes. I'm also a self-proclaimed fabric fondler.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *