Silk Flower Hair Clip tutorial

    Posted by  ·  February 16, 2011

    Lately I have been seeing darling skull caps for babies with beautiful large silk flower clips. I think these make perfect baby gifts —— and it is so easy to make! If you prefer a flower made of yarn be sure to check out these crochet flowers.  They also make the perfect embellishment for a crochet hat.  Crochet hats are loved by all not just babies. Here is a long list of lovely crochet hats.

    How to make a silk flower clip

    Supplies: metal clips, 1 large silk flower, plastic gem (or covered button) for center embellishment, hot glue

    Remove the plastic piece that holds the flower together from the center of the flower.

    Then you will have a stack of petals.


    Glue petals back together with a drop of hot glue between each layer.

    Sandwich petals until you have a flower you are happy with.

    Add a gem or covered button to the center.

    Cover hair clip with a piece of grosgrain ribbon and hot glue.

    Hot glue a piece of the leaf to the bottom on the flower,

    leaving a space for the clip to fit in.

    Crochet a little hat. I used this Granny Skull Hat Pattern  designed by Chelle Grissam

    Clip onto the hat and you have a darling hat!

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    13. April
      Sunday, July 29th, 2012
      ~Rebecca Simpson, I have made the cutiest lil flowers out of the Hawaiian Leis (lays) from our local Dollar Tree or Dollar General. they come in many colors and sizes (sometimes). I take them all off the string, I pick and choose the best ones, then glue a few layers together, then put a gem in the middle and add a clip. easy!! Plus I've made multi color ones with yellow,blue,orange,purple and red petals- very colorful and can be worn with anything☺. (this is my first time on this site too. many cute cute things I will be making)
    14. Rebecca Simpson
      Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
      We make these too with brads. We also make some with the hot glue. I am curious to know what everyone uses for the flowers. I am looking for ones that I can stack together but not neccesarily ones with stems. I am looking for somewher that sells the loose petals
    15. Makayla
      Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
      Such an awesome idea! I think I will make a few with the brads for my niece's birthday!
    16. kendell
      Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
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    18. Saturday, July 9th, 2011
      This is so sweet.Nice tutorial!
    19. Saturday, February 19th, 2011
      I love the idea of using a brad - thanks for sharing! :)
    20. Friday, February 18th, 2011
      Love it! These are really cute. My daughter would love it...
    21. Thursday, February 17th, 2011
      very pretty! I had no idea how large the flower was until the last pic, its huge!
    22. Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
      This is adorable! Seriously! So cute! Can't wait to make one of these!
    23. Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
      Cindy, I recently subscribed to your site and enjoyed today's post with the silk flower for hair ribbons and hats. This could work well for me as I make lots of beanie/cloche hats for little girls. Thanks for the ideas. Arlene,
    24. Gramma Teetsie
      Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
      Love the way you share step by step directions. They are beautiful and perfect baby and little girl gifts.
    25. Elaine
      Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
      I kinda like the idea of not hot-gluing it because then you can use if for multiple flowers. Love the idea of interchangables!
    26. Elaine
      Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
      Ahhh, if I only had a girl, too! Thankfully everyone I know seems to be having girls - so yay! Someone to make these for. :)
      Question - so you're not gluing the clip to the flower? Just slipping it under the leaf part?
      Thanks for the tutorial!
      • Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
        Elaine, I decided to just slip the clip into the leaf but it could be hot glued to the flower if you like.
    27. Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
      I might try this today! Thanks
    28. Denise
      Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
      Another easy way to assemble is to use a decorative brad (often found in the scrap booking section) to hold the flower together. You can also sometimes find containers of petals in the scrap booking section to use to make more delicate flowers!
    29. Deb Poole
      Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
      We do flowers like these but use Gerbera Daisies, which are available in lots of colors. I love the idea of using the brads, Athena!
    30. Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
    31. Athena VanderMeyden
      Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
      This is a great idea! I do something similar, but instead of gluing the flowers together, or gluing a gem on the front, I use a brad (I find big, gem looking brads), push it through the hole in the flowers, push it through the first hole in the metal clip, then open up the brad. I've got a flower that can go on anything.

      What makes it even better, is that I can rearrange the flowers (I've got a big box of them) to match whatever outfit my daughter is wearing. Since there is no gluing, there is no permanence and the flowers are interchangeable per the outfit/occasion.

      My daughter comes down to my room every day to 'make her flower' for each outfit every day. And it's easy enough she can do it all by herself!
      • Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
        The brads are a great idea and I have seen some really cool ones in the scrapbooking section at the craft store! Thanks for sharing!