These felt flower hair clips are so cute and easy to make. They’d make lovely handmade gifts for Christmas and would be a good craft for older kids. They’d be perfect for those times when you just need “Something little” that you can add to a larger gift, or give to school friends along with their cards.
My kids adore their hair accessories. We have a semi-organised plastic tub of them that gets used every single day.
One thing I’ve learned in my time as a parent is that you can never have too many hair things. You need things in different colours to match different outfits, suit different hair styles and sometimes just suit the mood of the day.
Somehow, hair things in our house just “disappear” too. Maybe we have a hair-thing fairy hiding somewhere who loves to steal our clips and elastics, who knows?
I got to thinking that if my kids love hair things, other people’s kids probably love them too so I’ve decided to make some as gifts.
These felt flower hair clips fulfil all of my criteria for a handmade gift because they are A) quick and easy to make, B) inexpensive to make – you can use felt scraps from other sewing projects and a bulk pack of plain hair clips from the supermarket , C) useful , D) small so they won’t clutter up somebody’s home.
The ones you see here are are not gifts. They are all for my girls, and wouldn’t you know it that naughty hair-thing fairy has already pinched a few of them!
How to make felt flower hair clips
You will need:
• soft felt – felt scraps are perfect
• plain hair clips, I got mine from the hair accessories aisle in the supermarket, but you can also find them on Amazon
• embroidery thread
• sewing needle and needle-threader
• double sided tape
• the flower shape templates
Select the flower shape you wish to create, roughly cut it out and stick onto felt using a small square of double sided tape. Cut around the flower, then remove the shape, stick onto another piece of felt and cut out a second one. This is for the second matching clip. Repeat for the other two shapes that make up your flower.
Layer the felt pieces on top of each other and sew together in the centre.
Sew onto the clip and tie tightly at the back.
That’s all it takes to make a cute flower hair clip!
The girls love how they turned out, and I’m not surprised the sneaky hair-thing fairy has her eye on them!
You could make a pair to match an outfit you’ve bought for somebody, or give them as gifts to school friends as an alternative to candy canes.
- Soft felt or felt scraps
- Embroidery thread
- Plain hair clips
- Double sided tape
- Sewing needle
- Needle threader
- Paper template
- Select the flower shape you wish to create from the template. Roughly cut it out and stick onto felt using a small square of double sided tape.
- Cut around the flower, then remove the shape, stick onto another piece of felt and cut out a second one. This is for the second matching clip.
- Repeat for the other two shapes that make up your flower.
- Layer the felt pieces on top of each other and sew together in the centre.
- Sew onto the clip and tie in a double knot at the back. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the second matching hair clip.
Cutting small pieces of felt can be quite fiddly, be sure you have a sharp pair of scissors and the task will seem much easier.
More craft ideas using felt
• Make a sweetheart bookmark as a gift for somebody special
• This happy pear ornament looks cute on the Christmas tree
• Use felt to create a prehistoric landscape in this dinosaur small world in a suitcase
• Make some adorable dinosaur softies with our free printable pattern
• A felt drawstring bag of weather or garden stones would be another cute DIY gift idea
• This fringed flower bag is a great sewing craft for kids, and would look perfect with the hair clips