Sunday, March 11, 2012

Crafting Weekend ~ Floral Hair Clips

I just had a wonderful few days making a LOT of hair clips. I made a bunch for an OCC craft exchange I found at clipwithpurpose but couldn't stop making them. I now have the ones for the exchange done.. and another 60 more completed. They were simple, even for the craft challenged like me... and cute (even according to my teen daughter) and fun.

Here are a few of the ones I made. :)

They are SO simple... all you need are some fake flowers, some hair clips, some rhinestones, and some hot glue. I used flowers from the clearance aisle at Walmart and a bunch from the dollar store.
Start by plugging in or turning on your hot glue gun. I chose to use hot hot glue... high temp kind, despite my klutziness and the resulting tender thumb, because I wanted to reduce the likelihood of the glue melting while being transported and delivered.

The first step is to deconstruct the flowers. This is super easy but can be the most time consuming part of the process. Remove the bloom from the stem and take it apart. You do not need the stem or the center of the flower or any filler parts between the layers of the flowers.

You WILL use the flower petals and the leaves.The rest is unneeded.

Now you begin to assemble.... simple.. Just glue on layer after layer. Here I glued on the leaves. Tough, huh? You then glue on layer by layer, keeping them lined up, and build your flower onto the pin.

Then I added a rhinestone in the center.. for some bling.. some shine... and to cover the hole in the middle. You could use a button or other center but you do need something. I prefer the rhinestone.
 And there you have it! Easy as can be. Be aware that hot glue is HOT.. and that the floral petals do NOT protect your fingers.... but once you get the method down, this is quick going, and fun.

Costs will vary based on whether you buy in bulk and the number of blooms per stem... but generally are around 20-25 cents each. Bigger blooms run more... the small ones go quicker and cost even less.


  1. These are wonderful! We have a "junk" store that has tons of cheap flower bunches--I'll have to try these for my OCC boxes. Going to look around your blog a bit--just found it from Clip With Purpose.

  2. Those are so cute! Didn't know you had a blog, so I'm glad you linked up! I pinned it, too.

  3. Thanks for the pin, Jessica.

    And Cheryl, hope you find some good finds and have fun making the hair clips. :)