DIY Fabric Flower Clip

The adorable flower hair clips used for this shoot were handmade (and modelled) by the lovely Gigi Guiting of Gigibyte (http://www.etsy.com/shop/Gigibyte)! Follow the steps below to make your own, or hop on over to her shop to get one ready-made :)

materials

Materials

  • Fabric (chiffon and tulle)
  • Card stock or construction paper
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Needle and thread
  • Beads

Additional materials to create a clip

  • Hot glue gun
  • Felt
  • Alligator clip

Steps

Prepare two sheets of cardstock or construction paper in a size of your choice. Draw a five-petaled flower on one sheet.

Cut the fabric into a desired width and fold (the one pictured here is about 5 inches wide). You can fold over as many times as you want depending on how many flower pieces you want. For this example, we created 8 chiffon and tulle pieces each.

Sandwich the folded fabric between the cardstock sheets from step 1, and pin everything together through each petal.

Cut through the fabric/cardstock sandwich to create fabric flower pieces (this sandwich trick comes in handy since chiffon tends to slip around, making it a bit tricky to cut accurately along the lines).

Create 8 chiffon and tulle flower pieces following steps 1~4 for both fabrics.

Take a flower piece and fold it in half (don’t line up the petals) then fold it in half once more.

Using your needle and thread, poke through all the layers of fabric.

Repeat for all your flower pieces until you’ve reached your desired size and fullness.

Embellish with beads, and you’re all done with the flower! Now on to adding a clip.

Cut a piece of felt into a small circle and glue it to the back of the flower.Glue the alligator clip onto the felt. Ta-dah! Now you have a cute little fabric flower clip to add a touch of pretty to your hair, purse, kimono ensemble, or anywhere else you'd like.

You can glue a pin on the back and use it as a brooch, glue the flower onto a ribbon to make a sash, or even make a headband. The possibilities are endless!

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