I love wearing hairpieces, and these babies helped to hide the
clips and differences in hair shades. A great way to fancy up a simply ponytail or twist!
To make this floral hair clip takes only a few moments. Gather your supplies, Felt, hot glue, satin to coordinate with your flower, barrette, and flower of choice.
Tip: Get flowers on clearance, or end of season sale at JOANNS. Use your 40% off coupon to purchase a package of hair barrettes.
Get your metal barrette and cover the top flat surface with your satin (or felt) whatever you prefer. Cut a small piece wide and long enough to cover the top of the barrette. Make certain that you have a good base to glue your flower to. Its up to you if you want it to wrap around the edges or not.
Cut your flower as close to the base as possible without loosing connection. If it does get loose or fall apart glue it together at the base with your hot glue.
Then glue it to the top of your barrette that you have covered with felt or ribbon.
you can glue them flat or angled depending on the look and how you will be wearing your barrette.
Once it has cooled and the glue has hardened, flip the barrette over and
attach another piece of felt. This will stabilize your flower. Especially if you like huge ones or clusters like I do.
Mine are pretty large and heavy, and this step adds security.
I usually purchase my flowers at JoAnns when they are 70% off or cheaper. I make them for gifts, bridal parties etc. you can save big if you purchase a bouquet.
My favorite way to wear them is in a cluster. I wear one with 2 flowers on one side of my pony or twist and a single on the other, or make a triangle with three complimentary barrettes.
I get lots of compliments on them.
You can even wear them as fancy wrist corsages.
I especially like the very realistic flowers found on the single stems,. This was $3.00 on sale, and looks very real. It is a large piece but works well with a variety of looks.
To store all my gorgeous blooms without squishing them, I clip them onto a wired piece of wide ribbon.
I then hang this in the closet on a nail or hook.