(Closed) DIY silk flower hair clip help

posted 13 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

You should choose the size of your clip based on how you want to wear it in your hair. I have thick hair and I’ll probably use a bobby pin for my flower but use other clips to secure my hairstyle.

I don’t have the definitive answer here, but I’d suggest using some fabric to wrap the hairclip, even sew it through the little holes so it doesn’t slip around, and glue the petals to that. I think someone just posted a tutorial on making a hairclip from a silk flower.

Found it! Have you seen this?:


Post # 4
38 posts
  • Wedding: April 2010

You should try a plastic clear hair comb, that’s what I see hair clips being used

It’ll be lighter too

Post # 5
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

Hi arobb81!  I’ve been on the hunt for hair accessories, too.  What I’ve noticed among the custom designers is that they tend to offer either alligator clips or wire combs (for updos) as backings.  I’d imagine that wire-wrapping the flower to either one would be best.  Perhaps you could sew/wire a small pad of felt to the clip or comb and then hot glue the flower to that?

 alligator clipwire hair comb

I’ve made a hair flower out of a silk ranunculus before.  It was a medium size, so I used a small metal bar barrette that you find at Michaels in the beading aisle.  I attached it slightly off center to the back of the actual petals using hot glue.  (The plastic sepals didn’t provide a good enough surface.)

I hope this helps!

Post # 6
9 posts

The hot glue isn’t going to hold directly onto the metal clip.  You’ll need to use a different kind of glue if you want to glue the flower directly to the metal–I would recommend either E6000 or Crafter’s Goop.  Be sure to use either glue in a well-ventilated area and you’ll want to let it dry for quite a while before handling (preferably overnight).  Or, you can wrap the metal piece with ribbon or tulle–you can then use the hot glue to secure your flower to that.

Post # 8
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2001

I always use nail acrylic for my hair flowers. I am a hairdresser so i have like a billion DIY hair flowers. It seems to work the best to keep the flowers on. Try a sally’s beauty supply and buy some monomer and whatever acrylic. I would also have to see how big of a flower you were planning on using. But I would say a comb barrett would be the best. Good luck hope that helps!

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