How to Attach Flowers to a Clip

Overview

Pretty hair clips add a creative decoration for long or short hair and can be worn as an everyday accessory or for a special event. It's easy to create your own flower hair clip by using a basic metal double-pronged clip and fresh or silk flowers. Try moving beyond a basic flower clip and create a one-of-a-kind clip for yourself or a gift once the technique is mastered.

Fresh Flower Clips

Step 1

Collect or purchase fresh flowers with large blossoms. Cut the stem to a length that is slightly shorter than the clip length.

Step 2

Wrap the flower stem with green floral tape from the tip to the base of the blossom.

Step 3

Lay the flower stem across upper clip prong with the blossom at the lever end of the clip. Gently wrap thin green-colored floral wire around the stem and top clip prong to hold the flower in place.

Step 4

Cover the stem by wiring a ribbon bow or other embellishment on top of the wrapped stem.

Step 5

Place the clip and flower in a cool location if not using immediately. The flower clip should be made just prior to wearing to prevent the flower from looking wilted.

Silk Flower Clips

Step 1

Purchase silk flowers with large blossoms. Place the blossom face down on a flat surface and cut the stem off at the base of the blossom. A large blossom should cover and hide most of the prong.

Step 2

Place a drop of hot glue over and around the stem hole on the back of the blossom. Set the top of a metal double-pronged clip on the glue and carefully hold in place until dried. Glue the flower to the lever end of the clip just below the wide pinching handle.

Step 3

Add a button or glitter embellishment to the interior of the flower by attaching with hot glue.

Step 4

Apply curled ribbon by hot gluing the pre-curled ribbon pieces below the silk flower.

Things You'll Need

  • Fresh flowers
  • Metal double-pronged hair clips
  • Green floral tape
  • Thin green floral wire
  • Wire clipper
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon bow
  • Silk flowers
  • Hot glue
  • Button embellishment
  • Ribbon

References

  • Kid Glue: How to Make Flower Hair Barrettes
  • Being Frugal is Fabulous: Flower Clips for Little (And Big) Girls Hair Tutorial
Keywords: flower hair clips, making hair clips, hair clip craft

About this Author

Jennifer Loucks has over 10 years of experience as a former technical writer for a software development company in Wisconsin. Her writing experience includes creating software documentation and help documents for clients and staff along with training curriculum. Loucks holds a Bachelor of Science major from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls specializing in animal science and business.