When my daughter was young, I used to love playing with her hair and giving her cute styles and braids. Then she grew up and ended up becoming a professional hair stylist! Now she gets to give me cute hair styles! Oh how time flies. I know that if I would have come across this DIY hair clip project 15 years ago, I would have loved making this for her. Our designer Krista, queen of cute, came up with this adorable felt frog, and I knew we had to make it into the perfect hair accessory for any creative kid!
To make this project, you will need felt, embroidery floss, poly-fill, and a bobby pin. I would recommend using bobby pins with a round pad so that it is easy to attach the frog to your DIY hair clip (see Shop this Project)! You should be able to find these at craft stores or online. Start by choosing your felt colors. We used a caribbean green for the frog face, a blush pink for the cheeks, and a simple white and black felt for the eyes. Next, head to your local fabric store to choose matching embroidery floss. Print the PDF template below, and cut out each shape as a guide for cutting your felt. Then, follow the step-by-step photo tutorial to show you how to sew each felt piece together. Add a little embroidery floss smile and your frog character has come to life! Now, use some of your poly-fill to stuff the frog a bit. Use hot glue to attach the frog to your bobby pin and your DIY hair clip is complete! This of course would also work using a barrette. It’s all up to you!
Not only is this a super cute piece of hair flair for your little girl, but making this felt frog can also be a fun afternoon craft activity! If you like this frog clip, check out our other DIY hair clips featuring cute felt animals in this post. If you are looking for a DIY hair clip with a more elegant feel, be sure to also take a look at our paper orchid hair accessories. Happy Crafting! ~ Lia