How to Make Quick & Easy DIY Flower Hair Clips Out of Fabric

Maria Dotz
by Maria Dotz
8 Materials
10 Minutes

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make a DIY flower hair clip. The clip is really straightforward to make and won't take very long. You’ll come away with a gorgeous hair accessory that is great to wear or give as a gift. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Paper
  • Fabric
  • Mesh fabric
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Decorative bead
  • Crocodile clip
  • Scissors
Cutting out a petal template in paper

1. Cut templates

Cut two petal shapes out of your paper (I’m using colored post-it notes). You want one of these petals to be bigger than the other. These two petals will act as your templates.

Cutting out the fabric flower

2. Cut the fabric

Take some fabric and fold it into a square. Then take your smaller petal shape on top and proceed to cut around the petal.

Proceed to do the same with your larger petal piece - fold some fabric into a square, place the larger petal on top and cut around it.

Cutting out small and large petals

3. Repeat the process

Open up your two fabric pieces, and they will look like this. Then, repeat the process six more times (three times with the smaller petal and three times with the larger one) so that you end up with eight cutouts in total.

Cutting out the petals in mesh fabric

4. Cut the mesh fabric

Now take some mesh fabric and, once again, cut out eight flower pieces with it (four smaller flowers and four larger ones).

Hot gluing the pieces together

5. Glue the pieces together

The next step is to take a glue gun and place a little bit of glue into the center of a small flower fabric piece. Then take a small flower from the mesh fabric and press it on top.

Folding and gluing the flower petals

6. Fold and glue

Then fold the flower in half, glue it and fold it in half again. Repeat this process with all of your small flower pieces, and then do the same with all of the large flower pieces.

How to make flower clips for hair

7. Connect the pieces

Next, glue the sides of the pieces so that you can connect them all together. Do this for the large flower first and then for the small flower.

How to make a flower hair clip

8. Stick one to the other

Once done, apply glue to the middles of the large flower and the small flower and stick the small flower on top of the large one.

Step-by-step DIY flower hair clip

9. Stick bead on

Now place glue in the middle of the small flower and stick a decorative bead in the center.

Attaching a hair clip to the flower

10. Attach the clip

Finally, place glue at the bottom of the large flower and stick a crocodile clip to the bottom.

DIY flower hair clips

DIY flower hair clip tutorial

Here are the finished clips, and as you can see, I’ve made a pink one here as well. The great thing about this DIY is that you can customize the clips using different colored fabrics and a different bead in the middle to create the design that you want.

Let me know what you think of these DIY flower hair clips in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Paper
  • Fabric
  • Mesh fabric
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  • Carol Carol on Jul 02, 2022

    How did you keep the material from unraveling? This is a cute idea, these could be made into fascinators.