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Ribbon Flower Hair Clips

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So I have been on a little flower kick lately…believe me when I say there are more posts to come! This particular flower I made in celebration of St. Patrick’s day—due to the fact that my daughter does not have a wide selection of green apparel, I thought a green ribbon flower, to wear in her hair, would be perfect.

So let me show you how to make one! (I promise it is easy :-))

Step 1: First you need to cut a piece of ribbon. (you can also make lace flowers) It doesn’t matter how long, because you can make a flower as big and as full as you want (or as small). I think my ribbon was about 18″ long. (ish?) Then you need to do a basting stitch down one side. (This is the biggest stitches your sewing machine can do…if you didn’t know :-O )

Step 2: Now pull on one of your threads to gather your ribbon. Make sure to hang onto the thread on the opposite side so you don’t pull it completely out. Keep gathering until you like the way it looks. (oh pretty)

Step 3: Tie off your threads. And I highly recommend using fray check on the ends of your ribbon…so uh, they wont fray. If you don’t have fray check, you can also use clear nail polish.


Step 4: Now you need to cut out a felt circle. This is going to be for the back side of your flower. I traced the top of a vitamin lid for mine…but since your flower may be a different size— yours might need to be bigger or smaller.

Step 5: Working in a circular direction, hot glue your ribbon onto your felt circle. Start on the outside edge and work into the center.

Step 6: Now hot glue your button on! (don’t you just love glue guns!?!)

Step 7: You can skip this step entirely if you want to0…but I like to glue ribbon onto my hair clips (I think it looks a bit nicer.) You can cover the entire clip, or leave one side uncovered which will actually help it to stay in ultra fine hair— oh, and pardon the glue that is stuck to my thumbnail…

Step 8: Glue your hair clip onto the back of your flower like so:

You want the flat part of the clip to be against your  head.

And Voila! You are done!

This post has been linked at:

Look What I Made @ Creations by Kara
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Get Your Craft on @ Today’s Creative Blog
Get Your Craft on Thursday @ Life as Lori
St. Patty’s Day Link Party @ Craftaholic’s Anonymous
Made by You Monday @ Skip to My Lou

27 Comments

  1. What a beautiful and simple project. I can not wait to try it, thank you so much for showing us how to do this, I had been wanting to learn to make these flowers for a long time, thank you, thank you, thank you! you’re the best.
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  2. Anne, j’aime beaucoup votre blog
    merci pour tout ce que vous partagez

    Anne i love our blog
    thank you for all the sharing

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  3. I’ve made some of these with the wire edged ribbon. I’ll have to try the sewing machine method instead. Love that cute little flower button you used. So adorable!
    .-= Kara´s last blog ..Tutorial: Dollar Store Hair Bow Holder =-.

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  4. This turned out great!!!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.
    Lori
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  6. How cute is that?!! Love it! What a pretty little flower. Thanks for joining the party!
    Happy St. Patty’s Day!
    Linda
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  8. sweet.
    thanks for sharing.

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  9. Love this – I will be trying it – thanks!!!

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  10. Very nice article. My wife will look forward. :)

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  11. awww, so easy! Beautiful, thanks for sharing!
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  12. You can skip the sewing if you buy wire edged ribbon. Pull the wire on one wide of the ribbon to create your gathers. :-)

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  13. Thanks so much! I am enjoying looking around at your clever projects! Love all the flowers for headbands and clips – extremely helpful, and really easy to follow tutorials, Thanks again!
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  14. info is very helpful, happy to be visiting here and continue working:)

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  15. Lol wow this is nice. Very creative too I think, well yeah :D. Anyway interesting post too, take care :)_
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  16. this is so simple to make and really cute.
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  17. Thank you for making this website With your crafts I absolutely love it. I went the art on the bean In my hometown and absolutely loved the lace Hairclips and I looked online but this is the only tutorial that was easy and simple to follow thank you a lot I’ll be back on your website soon :)

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  18. Cute, thanks so much for sharing! I’m trying to tell what size ribbon you used….was it 7/8″? I’m so excited to try this out! Thanks, Kristy

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    Anne Reply:

    I’m not sure what size the ribbon was…7/8″ would probably be a good size though. I think you could probably make it using a lot of different sizes. :-) good luck. I’d love to see a picture of them if you get around to trying it!!!

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  19. So Sweet, would love to know where you got the button, it was just perfect for the flower hairclip.

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  20. Wow! This sure looks cute. I also love to make flowers with ribbon and fabric. Please do visit my blog-www.4evercrafting.wordpress.com. I need your views as you are in this for quite sometime. Keep smiling.

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  21. Lovely! I love the easy directions. I’ve added a link to your blog post on my Squidoo lens Ribbon Crafts: http://www.squidoo.com/ribbon-crafts.

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  22. That is such a good idea, thanks for sharing. I usually buy ribbons from a neat site called Ribbons and Bows Oh My but I usually just use the ribbons for my gift packages. I am working on trying to be more crafty and could use some fun hair accessories. This would also look cute on a headband. I will have to try this!

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  23. Love this idea :)

    Not using it for kids yet, but for my own hair accessories!

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  24. can I share your idea on my weblog?

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