As a birthday gift for my daughter, I made these
cute little flower hair clips. They were super easy, and thanks
to a clearance sale at Creative Crafts and Frame Shop, they were
really cheap! She LOVED them...think we might have to make some
-Alligator hair clips - I got a package of 6 at Fred Meyer. You
can also get them at any beauty supply store, like Sally's
-Grosgrain ribbon - I just used what I had in my craft stash
-Hot glue gun
-Brads or decorative pearls or gems - again, I just used random
stuff from my stash
Here's what you do:
Open up an alligator clip, and run a bead of hot glue on the
under side of the top piece.
Quickly place the ribbon along the glue, covering the clip.
Now run another bead of hot glue along the top of the clip -
wrap the ribbon around and secure it in place. Cut off any excess.
Here is what I ended up with:
Next, take your silk flowers and pop the flower heads off of the
stems. It's easier to do than you think. Then, pop the middle of
the flower off too.
You have a couple of choices here - either replace the middle
with a brad, or you can hot glue the petal layers together and put
an adhesive pearl or gem in the middle. If you want to use the
flower center that came with the flower, just cut the plastic bit
off that sticks through the petals, and hot glue them all
Then you simply hot glue them to your clips and voila!
Here is the birthday girl with one in her hair: