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
Collect or purchase fresh flowers with large blossoms. Cut the stem to a length that is slightly shorter than the clip length.
Wrap the flower stem with green floral tape from the tip to the base of the blossom.
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.
Cover the stem by wiring a ribbon bow or other embellishment on top of the wrapped stem.
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
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.
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.
Add a button or glitter embellishment to the interior of the flower by attaching with hot glue.
Apply curled ribbon by hot gluing the pre-curled ribbon pieces below the silk flower.
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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.