Wednesday 18 June 2014

How to make a Hama bead hair clip holder

How to make a Hama bead hair clip holder

We make so many Hama bead creations in this house that I'm always looking for ways that we can show off the results. I have written a whole post on ways to display finished Hama bead projects, and this Hama bead hair clip holder is another great way to put some of those mini pieces of art to a practical use.

Hama bead hair clip holder craft

Mia was born with plenty of hair, and she's needed hair clips to hold it out of her face since she was quite little. We have lots and lots, and now that she's a bit older they stay around for longer before she loses them. I wanted a way to store them to keep them on display, and also to have a way of keeping pairs together. Hair clip holders using ribbons are all over Pinterest, and I thought that a Hama bead design would be perfect for my Hama bead obsessed daughter, as well as being a nice weight for the hair clip holder - light enough to hang easily on the wall yet heavy enough to keep the end of the ribbon weighted down.

It was a super simple project to put together, and I didn't even need to do any actual Hama beading. I just raided our shoebox of finished pieces for a couple of pretty ones! I have a huge stash of ribbon and I don't think that I've ever purchased any, this ribbon was around some pyjamas that I received for Christmas.

I cut a fairly long length of the ribbon and attached it to the Hama beads by sewing it firmly in place. Hama beads are easy to sew to because of the holes, and you just need a few stitches to secure it in place. The flower has stitches at the top and the bottom to keep it straight, the rainbow at the bottom just has one set of stitches.

Sewing ribbon to Hama bead craft

I folded the top of the ribbon over and sewed securely down each side. This forms a pocket which will hang over the hook when it's on the wall.

Hama bead hair clip craft

I have hung it up on the wall next to Mia's bed (that's her felt name picture also by her bed, an old project now but still on display!). She's pretty fascinated with it at the moment and keeps reorganising her clips, I'm hoping that the novelty will wear off after a while!

If you like this Hama bead project you might also like my Hama bead hanging hearts decoration. I also have an entire page of Hama bead crafts!


  1. Oh that is so cute! Thanks for linking with Tuesday Tutorials #pintorials

  2. Love it, have pinned for when my 2 year old's hair grows a bit longer! #pintorials


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