How To Make *Cute* Flower Hair Clips and Headbands

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I’ve already shown you how easy it is to make cute hair clips for babies and little girls and flower flip flops… so now it’s time to make some fun flower headbands!

Make some for your baby or little girl, or give some as thrifty gifts!

This fun project idea comes from my friend Joli!   These are thrifty, quick-to-make, and seriously cute!

What You’ll Need:

  • Silk Flowers {I paid around $1.00 for each flower bunch at Michael’s}

  • Hair Clips {I found these at Sally Beauty ~ ‘Salon Care Metal Clips’} I bought a box of 100 for $5.39, so they worked out to just 5 cents each!!

  • Jewels or Buttons {can be found at any craft store}
  • Hot Glue Gun

What You’ll Do:

  • Depending on the size of your clip, measure out the amount of ribbon you’ll need to cover both the inside and outside of the clip.  For the clips I used, I needed just under 7 inches…

  • Now, go grab your glue gun, and let’s get started!
  • I use the hot setting on my glue gun.  The lower temperature glue won’t work well, so make sure it’s hot… but no burning fingers, okay?? 😉
  • Begin by gluing the ribbon to the lower inside portion of the clip. Pinch the clip open while gluing, and be careful to keep the ribbon straight!

  • Then, add some more glue to the back of the ribbon, and wrap it around to the bottom side of the clip. Make a nice crease at the point of the clip.

  • Add some hot glue on the inside of the clasp, and glue ribbon.

  • Then, add hot glue to the remaining amount of ribbon. Pinch clasp, and wrap all the way around and under. Again, make a nice crease at the point.

  • It should look a little something like this…

  • Now… on to the flower!
  • First… remove flower from stem, then remove all plastic parts from the front, back, and check between the petals, too…

  • Now… add a smidge or little circle of hot glue in between each layer of petals, to glue the layers of flower petals together…

  • Once the glue has dried, glue on a pretty jewel or button to the center…

  • Sooooo cute!   Now, go grab your clip, and add some hot glue onto the top of the clip…

  • Now, attach the bottom of the flower to the glue on the top of the clip…

  • Or… after the glue has dried, simply attach the clip to the headband of your choice ~ I attach them near the seam of the headband, to hide it… 😉

  • Good job… you did it! Wasn’t that easy??

  • Have fun experimenting with different colors, layering flower petal colors, and jazzing them up with pretty jewels and funky buttons…

  • You can also vary the size of the flowers!  And… don’t forget ~ these are interchangeable, so you can attach different flowers to different headbands…

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  • This is definitely a quick project, and these make great thrifty gifts, too!

How Much Did it Cost?

  • Hair Clips {Box of 100 for $5.39 at Sally Beauty Supply} = 5 cents each!
  • Flowers  {$1.00 per bunch at Michael’s}
  • Jewels {$2.99 for pack of 55 at Michael’s}
  • Headbands {I got these Free at Kohl’s!  Regular Price: 6-pk. for $6}
  • Total Cost per headband: About $1.10 ~ $2.10 each!!

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  1. says

    Just made about 20 of these for my girls! I posted pics on facebook and have so many friends messaging me and wanting to buy them from me! Adorable but don’t want to make a business of this! LOL Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Michelle Morgen says

    I love both ideas. So cute and so much cheaper!! It gve me an idea to just put a small flower on extra bobby pins I have!! Your always have the greatest ideas and saving tips!!

  3. Kyan says

    I just paid $5 at a market for nearly the same thing…for one! The flowers were glued directly to the band, but I love the idea of mix and matching! Another GREAT idea for Holiday gifts!

  4. Kyan says

    I just made my first few clips…thank you so much for posting this! My 4 year old daughter had a blast choosing her jewels and colors! :)

  5. Aleea says

    I love doing things myself and this website has me so excited to get started making hairbows and headbands for my lil angel. I an absolutely love having a little girl. I knew it was going to be fun but i did not expect it to be this fun!!!

  6. Karla says

    Thank you for the excellent step-by-step! I have been wanting to make these ever since I saw them at craft shows, but didn’t know how to exactly go about it! Thank you!

  7. Kelsey Martin says

    I have a hard time with the jewels sticking and the flower sticking to the clip. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. :/

    • Heidi says

      Hi Kelsey ~ hmm… make sure to use the ‘hot’ setting on your glue gun. Once it dries, it should be firm and secure. Hope that helps! 😉

      ~ Heidi

  8. Terri C says

    These headbands would really be cute on a summer hat, I was thinking of embellishing my hat, but did not want to limit what I could wear it with… removable bands… that would work

  9. renate parks says

    These look so easy! My 5 yr. old wears a headband every day (even to bed!) I’ve been trying to think of a way to make something with flowers on a headband or clip, and this helps a lot! I also like the ribbon hair clips to put on a headband! Thanks!

  10. Heather K. says

    My daughter just made a new version of these adorable bows at a sleep over. If you swap out the center jewel for a magnet, you can put other fun magnets on top of the existing magnet. Many of her friends have used bottle caps that have been decopauged with fun paper, fabic, or jewels. Also, Justice also has magnets that can be used as decorations on top of the center magnet. Happy Bow Making!!!

  11. says

    Excited to find your hair clip instructions. Our daughter wore a beautiful flower clip to her Father~Daughter Dance and has been asking for more since then. This is an economical way to make a big variety for her, and still have others to add to the top of girlfriend’s gifts, and/or to help raise money for PTAs or other cause. THANK YOU so much for sharing!

  12. Donna B says

    Just made my first clip—–my 7 year old LOVED IT (wanted to put it in her hair IMMEDIATELY!!!)—-didn’t have any big jewels so used a couple of small ones

  13. says

    I love making these! Just wanted to say that I’ve discovered some of my flowers get really floppy and lose their shape over time if I take out all the plastic parts between the petals. If I leave the plastic parts in (and still glue between each layer, they seem to maintain their shape for a lot longer!

  14. Lindsey says

    I love these and have always wanted to make them so I was super excited when I found this but one question I have is how wide is the ribbon or does it matter? I picked up a few different sizes but I’m so particular I just want to make sure I get it right! :) and thank you!

    • Heidi says

      Hi Lindsey ~ I use 3/8″ ribbon for the clip, but you can also experiment with different widths! 3/8″ is my favorite… but 5/8″ should work, too! Have fun making your hair bows! 😉

      ~ Heidi

  15. Melissa says

    To help keep the glue bulk down to a minimum . I used paper brads (the brass ones) on the center and then glues my jewels to the top of the brad. I have lots of girls (6) so my time was limited and could make several flower bows in seconds. Thank you for sharing!

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  17. Manda says

    & all this time I thought it was something difficult to accomplish but thanks so much! It looks fun & simple to do (: I got a 5 year old daughter that is in love w/headbands & hair clips.

  18. danielle olivencia jones says

    OMG the clip is just genius!! covering the clip with ribbon is just what I was looking for. and then it doesn’t matter what the band is made of cause you can change the bow or flower!!! I love it.

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