Friday, March 23, 2012

Hunger Games Katniss-Inspired Hair Clip

In honor of today, I just couldn't resist making and sharing this Hunger Games inspired treat!

So, yes I did want to go to the midnight showing last night, but the fact that I'm usually in my 2nd dream by 10pm, led me to attending the movie tonight.  Date night, in fact, which makes it that much better!

Because I caught the Katniss fever and want to blend in with the other tweens who will be attending the movie tonight, I wanted to make something to wear.  
Something that doesn't scream "CRAZY FAN. OH EM GEE PEEEETA", but more like "I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Hunger Games Series". so intellectual.

So, here is a quick, easy tutorial on how to make a Katniss-inspired Hair Clip.

Side Note: for those of you who haven't read The Hunger Games (don't know why you haven't yet) Katniss is fierce with the bow and arrow!  Which was my inspiration!

 I used my go-to material: shrinky dinks!
  So, I just drew and cut out 3 of the same size arrow-like shapes.  You can see the size of them compared to the marker.
For more details on how to use shrinky dinks - refer to my previous project here.

 Then, I used a gold marker and colored in each shape.  You could also use paint or spray paint after its shrunk.

 After following the directions that came with my shrink film, you can see how much thicker and smaller they get.  Just needed to touch up the newly-thickened sides with the gold marker.

Now, begins the assembling.
I used krazy glue to glue each piece close together on the flat side of the bobby pin. 

 Let it sit for a few minutes and now I am ready for the games!

Happy Hunger Games.