How to Make Clip-On Hair Flowers

I’ve been excited all week about sharing what I’ve been working on with you guys! I was inspired by an amazing flower clip tutorial I found at A Feathered Nest and started making flower clips. I discovered something – I LOVE making them! I mean love love love. ;-) I’ve been trying to decide what I would like to make and sell on Etsy, and I think I’ve found it! It’s so much fun. :-)

So I’m dying to show you what I’ve made and how easy it is to make them yourself. I made this video so I can show you in person:

Photo Tutorial!


What you need:

  • Alligator Clips (I bought mine at The Ribbon Carnival – 100 for $10 including shipping. You might search Etsy under “Supplies” as well!)
  • Faux Flowers ( $1.49 for two blooms at Michaels)
  • Buttons, Crystals, or whatever you want to use for the center of the flower
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks ($2.49 at Michaels!)


I decided to make Halloween/Autumn-themed flowers so bought black, orange, red, and purple blooms.
Get your flowers together and take them apart completely. Throw away any stems or other parts (except the leaves which you might want for accents).

Here’s the fun part – mix and match the colors and shapes until you have something you like!

Turn the flower over and start gluing the layers together, starting from the bottom and working your way up. Put the very bottom layer aside – you’re going to glue the alligator clip and that layer on last.

Go ahead and clip your alligator clip over the very bottom layer. Spread the back (flat) side of the clip and the leaf with hot glue, then stick onto the back of your flower. You’re almost done!

Figure out what you want to put in the very center of the flower. I bought these cute buttons. Glue it into the center!

Alternatively, like the flower below, you can glue the very middle of a bloom into the center. I think it looks pretty. :-)

Here’s a Christmas Clippy.

Enjoy gazing rapturously at your masterpiece! ♥

Make everyone pose with it on, even the toddler who hates hair clips… ;-)

Share Your Thoughts!

Do you make hair flowers or clips?


Leave a comment if you get a chance –
it will make me verrrrry happy! :-)


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