3.03.2010

How to make a Ribbon Flower Clip/Headband


These little flower clips and headbands are so popular right now.
They are all over blogland and everywhere in the stores.

I was at Target and I saw a really cute headband with a black flower on it.
I picked it up, inspected it and thought to myself -
"I can make that!"
And so I did!

First: I gathered my supplies. You will need:
  • Ribbon
  • Felt
  • Thread
  • brads
  • Clips
Second: Cut two feet of ribbon.
Third: Stitch a baste stitch all the way down one side of the ribbon.
Fourth: Scrunch it up!


Fifth: Cut a circle -the size you want your flower-
out of the felt.

Sixth: Pin your ribbon onto the outside of the circle.



Seventh: Stitch the first layer on.
Eighth: Repeat again with a second layer
and a third
and a fourth
until you are in the middle.

Ninth: Cut off any extra ribbon and pull out the basting stitch.

Tenth: Hot glue a brad or some sort of "bling" to the middle.
Eleventh: Cover your clip with ribbon.
You can see how to do that here.
Twelfth: Hot glue the clip to the back.
See my circle stitching -
Then Enjoy!
You can either clip it right into your hair...
Or clip it to the headband you are wearing for the day...
Or you can glue it directly to a headband and skip the whole clip thing.
I like mine on the clips because then I can change out my headbands and still have the cute flower!
I can't wait to make a few more!

17 comments:

Krystal said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I've all of my kids were not home from school right this second I would be headed to the craft store! I can't wait to make tons of these for my daughter!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!
Krystal in TX

Tia said...

This is so cute! Thanks for sharing.

The Lone Dollier said...

Beautiful and it looks so easy. I've got to dust off my sewing machine and get to work!

Smiles~
Marilyn

BreeAnn said...

love the headband! HOw much would you charge me if I had you make me some? I don't think I could do that one, but I would love a black one and a pink one! And where did you get the band to hook it to?

jeffcam said...

I want some made for me as well. How much would you charge?

I really need a sewing machine so you can teach me all these fun things, but in the mean time, HONESTLY???? How much would you charge me? LOL

Bohemian Gypsy Goddess said...

Can't wait to make these, I just bought a bag full of vintage ribbons! Thanks so much!

Little Lexi said...

Do you HAVE to sew the ribbon first? I don't have a sewing machine. Not sure if you are sewing it for looks or is there a purpose.

Amanda K said...

Little Lexi - I stitched at first so I could gather the ribbon to make a ruffle - but if you don't have a sewing machine, then as you hot glue, overlap your ribbon every little bit to create a ruffled look. Does that make sense?

Have fun!
Amanda

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

This is SO cute!! I love it!! You should come by tomorrow and link it up to my Spring has Sprung party. This would fit in perfectly!!

Heather said...

love this tutorial. I am posting a link on my blog. Lots of free tutorials on my blog.
http://callmecraftymomma.blogspot.com/

Michelle @ Creative-Outbursts said...

I'm gonna be busy with these! My daughter LOVES stuff like this. Thanks so much!

Chaney said...

You don't have to make it ruffle with just a sewing machine, you can do it by hand. I did it both ways and actually had better luck hand sewing it. That sounds tedious, but was very simple and only took a little bit longer.
Also, instead of hot gluing "bling" in the middle I sewed on some buttons.

Jen @ Just for Rachel said...

So cute!! I found you through Make it Sparkly Mama. I saw it, and ran to get my sewing machine out! I was already making some ribbon headbands, and just needed a little flower or something on top. A ribbon flower is perfect :).

Jen
www.justforrachel.com
Home Decor/Crafts by Jen Western

Sherree Padilla said...

Oh WOW! I just love these. I make fun little hair accessories too. This one is too cute though! Good luck from one crafter to the next!

Sherree
www.myrocknrollprincess.com
My Rock'n Roll Princess

Nena3110 said...

Oh, I like this flower, it is very nice.
Thank you for perfect tutorial.

Amy said...

Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

A. said...

I do love it!
I'll try to make it!
Thanks for sharing ^^

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