These girly little fabric flower hair clips are too cute! Sometimes you want an extra pop of color in your hair, a fun and pretty accent. You can choose your favorite fabrics to twist into these little lovelies and make them any color you want.
I have a love of all things pink, so I had to include some pink fabric flowers. But I used purple & aqua fabrics too, for a bright array of cheery colors. I had extra strips of fabric left over from the fabric garland project and the fabric flower headband. Popping these little fabric flowers onto hair clips just made sense! So I made some fabric flower hair clips as a lovely little gift.
Materials for Fabric Flower Hair Clips
- Strips of fabric (I cut the fabric I wanted to use into strips that were 18 inches long and 1.5-1.75 inches wide)
- felt circles 1.25 inch diameter
- dark green felt
- metal hair clips
- ribbon (the same width as the hair clip)
- glue gun
1. Glue ribbon over the hair clip
First you’ll want to seal the end of the ribbon to prevent fraying (there are many videos and how-to articles online). Then glue the end of the ribbon on the bottom of the clip. Add a little more glue to the ribbon and press the ribbon into the end of the clip where the clasp is (make sure it’s not too hot from the glue so you don’t burn yourself as you do each of these steps).
Next, add some glue to the front of the clip and carefully attach the ribbon. Measure how much ribbon you will need to cover the inside top of the clip and cut it there, again sealing the end to prevent fraying. Carefully glue the ribbon along the inside of the clip.
2. Make the flowers
To make the fabric flowers, start with a strip of fabric. Fold the fabric in half so that the nice patterned side is facing out on both sides and tie a knot in one end. Then glue the knot to the center of a felt circle.
When the knot is glued to the center of the felt circle, you can start twisting the fabric around the center to form the flower. Twist and fold, twist and fold.
After every couple of twists, add a small dot of hot glue to keep the fabric flower attached to the circle. Continue to twist and fold the fabric around the center like this until your flower is big enough to cover the felt circle.
If there is extra fabric you don’t need, trim the end so only a little fabric “tail” is left on the flower. Then carefully tuck the end so it’s slightly underneath the flower to glue it down.
3. Put it together
For each hair clip you need a fabric flower and a ribbon-covered clip. Cut a small leaf shape out of the green felt and glue it on the top of the clip near the end that opens.
Then glue the flower on the top of the clip slightly overlapping the leaf. In the picture below, it shows what the clips look like underneath when you turn them over.
These fabric flower hair clips are fun to make and turn out so pretty! You need to cover the clips with ribbon, wrap the pretty fabric into flowers, and add a tiny felt leaf. Now that you know how to make fabric flower hair clips, you’ll want to make a whole collection with one to match every outfit!