Dainty Flowers for Your Hair – Yeahhh, it’s another tutorial.

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I came up with these flowers one day when I was in a crafty mood and now I’m completely obsessed with them. I wear them in different colors nearly every day… it’s kind of a problem.

A few things to note:

  • I used an alligator clip for the back, but feel free to replace with any other types of bobby pins/clips you have handy. Or use a pin-back to make a cute brooch!  Oooooh, I like the way I think.
  • With these flowers I used a lightweight, silky fabric. Do you love how specific I am? Haha, I really am no expert, just make sure not to get too heavy of material because the edges will just burn and turn brown on you.
  • When singeing the fabric, BE FREAKING CAREFUL. I’ve burned fingers, clothes, and my bangs. You don’t actually have to touch the flame to the fabric to singe it and make it curl up, and you can easily catch the entire thing on fire.
  • Also, there’s no rhyme or reason to the size or shapes of the flower petals. Mine turned out to be about 2.5 inches wide, but do what you want!

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My Other Tutorials:

Headband Makeover (How to make a bow)

Anthropologie Bonheur Necklace

Anthropologie Floral Necklace

Bib Clips: A Simple DIY for Moms

55 thoughts on “Dainty Flowers for Your Hair – Yeahhh, it’s another tutorial.

  1. i freaking LOVE how you make this look/seem so easy when in reality if I attempted this, you would LAUGH YOUR BUTT OFF at my results.
    No jokes.
    You have talent little missy, and I am oozing with jealously over it.
    xoxo

  2. Andrea: Thanks! It’s some sort of lightweight silky fabric. I really have no idea. lol. The key is having it be lightweight though or it won’t curl up right. Some stuff just burns.

  3. i made some similar clips that i saw on little birdie secrets. I used a candle and tweezers and it was really easy to singe the edges. try that!

  4. I found your website today on oneprettything.com and thought it was very fitting that I just picked up supplies to make flowers just like this last night… except, I was basically going off how I ASSUMED it would work without any actual tutorial. So you just made my day a million times easier haha. One question, where do you find the alligator clips? I only quickly stopped at Walmart last night and still need to check JoAnns and Michaels, but is there someplace better that you get them for a decent price? I’m still fairly new to all of this crafty stuff.

  5. April–you can find them at Sally’s Beauty Supply or any beauty supply store. Sally’s they are generally 100 for $3.99 (join their club for discounts) Craft stores are much more expensive!

    Great tutorial!! I loved this!! I do the same things with old Hawaiian leis we have laying around!! You can get so many fun colors (including red, white, and blue!!)

  6. Thank you, Nicholette!

    April, Aimee is right… I’ve found the best place to find them around town (without ordering them in bulk online) is Sally’s.

    Aimee: Thank you. :)

  7. YaY morgan!! keep posting easy tutorials like this! I ‘m trying it right now and I will blog about it, with your tutorial if that is ok, and my finished products on my page. Thanks!! yay!

  8. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your tutorials babe, you are a genius – watch out for copycat ally on MAD…it hasn’t happened yet but it undoubtedly will!Sorry I just can’t help myself – your ideas are too good! Xx

  9. cute clips. What kinda of fabric do you use that curls when the flame is by it? I tried it with some scrap I have and it didn’t curl. The organza works great…but the stuff you used on this tutorial doesn’t look like organza.

  10. Nevermind…just read a comment where you answered the question. Sorry! keep the great tutorials coming! :)

  11. I am so happy to have found this tutorial! I’ve been looking for this method for several days now. Thank you!

  12. These are absolutely gorgeous! I have been searching for these French ribbon roses I used to buy at a specialty store, but can’t seem to find them anywhere. These are a perfect replacement! And terrific directions!

    I’m going to try this over the weekend :)

    Annie

  13. This is a great tutorial!! I have been looking for some beads to put in the center of my flower headbands and i can’t find any that arn’t way expensive… where did you find your beads at?

  14. Erika, thank you! I actually used some beads from an old necklace I never wore, but I’ve since found some similar ones at Michael’s for pretty cheap. There are strands of really adorable, fancy beads for just a few dollars. Good luck!

  15. wonderfull tutoriel….. I love it and I used it…
    Just a note : I use a candel instead of a light, I think it is easier that you have not to light on/off and at the end, you just stop it. And I use a tweezer for the petal.

    You can see some examples on my blog….. I’ve also made a small note about your blog.

    Thank you very much for sharing !
    and congrats for your actual pregnancy, you and your tummy are very beautiful :-)

    Carole

  16. I am trying to make these tonight, they’re so much cuter when you do it. I think I will have to take a lighter to the fabric store to be sure I get the right kind. Mine is turning black and not curling:(

  17. I just experimented with this and mine ended up turning out really cute once I got the flame thing down. I really, really love this. I would post a picture of mine but am not sure how.

  18. Oh. my. goodness. I LOVE this. I made my first flower tonight and can’t quit staring at it! :) I got some silky fabric but it still burned a little on the edges…however, with the color I used, it kind of gave it a neat look. Thanks for the warning about watching out for fingers!!

  19. I made one, and it looked FANTASTIC. I loved this tutorial!
    *Tip- Don’t cut the flowers perfectly. Imperfection is the key!

  20. I just made one. And I LOVE it! Thank you! (And I managed to do it WITHOUT burning the house down. Big plus!)

  21. I tried to make these last night before finding your tutorial. Instead of burning the edges I would like to put some sort of liquid on them so they don’t fray. Any suggestions of a glue or liquid that would be easy to put along the edges? I tried fray liquid and it was too thin and ran all over the fabric.

  22. Lindsey: Other than Fray Stop, which is probably the same liquid you used, I can’t say that I’ve used any other kinds. I really wish I was of more help to you on this, I’m sorry!

  23. I love this! I see these on etsy all the time but I wanted to learn how to make my own. Thanks so much!

  24. I love this! I am making these flowers to put on flip flops. My friend and I are going to have matching ones ( it is for my friends bday) ! My friend Ashley showed me this accessory about a month ago and she actually used the flowers to be accessories on her hair for her wedding and a few on her bouquet! Thanks for the idea! :)

  25. I LOVED this tutorial! What a cute idea! I tried it out and ended up using it as embellishments on my daughter’s birthday party invites. Now the little girls will have cute clips to wear to the “pink,” themed party. And, the invites were SO SO cute thanks to the clips. I put it on my blog, with a link to your tutorial. I hope you don’t mind. You can check out how mine turned out. I can’t wait to try some of your other tutorials! Cute! Thanks!

    http://theformerlyfrumpymama.blogspot.com/2011/03/fancy-fabric-flower-hair-clips-say-that.html

  26. Please do more cute DIY posts like this! I made the cutest white flower based on this tutorial and I’m going to make a few more to put pin backings on to add to cardigans and shirts! Very pretty and easier than I expected it to be!

  27. I love this! I made one and I am so proud of it! Thanks so much for posting this. I’m finally brave enough to start making crafts I’m going to wear out of the house!

  28. Thank u for this!! I made these with two colors for my best friends bridal party! I’m so excited to wear them! They turned out just like your pictures!

  29. i use ribbon to make mine and they turn out really great! but this is a really great tutorial!

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