How To Make A Flower Clip

How To Make A Flower Clip - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I also made a flower clip to match the tutu and bow. I made it so it could be interchangeable in the tutu or in the headband.
I LOVE a little baby with a big, cute flower on her head. 🙂

How To Make A Flower Clip - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Flower clips are so easy to make!

This flower is from The Ribbon Retreat and is called Light Pink Dahlias.

First, line your clip with your matching ribbon. I used Baby Pink Solid Grosgrain Ribbon in 3/8″.

Then take apart the flower by removing the back and each piece.

The next step is easy. Have your pieces ready in order.

Put hot glue on the top piece and then add the next layer of the flower.

The reason you are putting hot glue on each of the pieces is so it will stay together. The plastic bottom of the flower is usually what does that, but it is gone when you line the flower with a clip. Gluing the pieces together keeps the flower from looking “floppy”.

Continue to put hot glue onto each layer of the flower and add the next layer.

Do not glue the last plastic piece on the flower.

Once you have finished gluing the flower together, you will cut the stem to be flush with the flower. You can do this with regular scissors.

Put hot glue over the stem and along where your clip will go.

Then add your clip!

Now you have a beautiful flower clip!

How To Make A Flower Clip - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Flower clips are wonderful accessories that can be worn by babies, girls, and women alike!

Here is the flower clip attached to the tutu.

How To Make A Flower Clip - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

How To Make A Flower Clip - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

This project is really making me wish I was having a girl. 🙂
Thank goodness for friends that have cute little girls I can craft for. 🙂

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  1. Jenn
    Posted February 7, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    Thank goodness I get to be one of those friends!!! Wooo-hooo! We LOVE the bows! THANK YOU!!!!

  2. Tami Ritter
    Posted July 9, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Do you make the beautiful tutu’s? I need to order 2 for my daughters wedding, for her flower girl (my grand-daughters. Tiffany Blue and gray are her colors.

  3. Brandy
    Posted July 14, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Tami-I can make tutu’s if you would like! I will have a couple pictures posted to my business page soon. I am working on two new tutu’s right now to post! You can email me at if you are interested!

  4. Stephanie
    Posted July 26, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for such a great site! I’ve been wanting to learn to make different kinds of hair bows and accessories for my own little princess, and your step-by-step instructions are the most easy to understand of any that I’ve seen. I can’t wait to get started!

  5. kozette walker
    Posted August 17, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    i love looking at your sight you are always sharing new bows or flowers thanks again kozy wallker

  6. Teresa F
    Posted August 28, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    Where do you get the diamonds for the centers?

  7. Mariah
    Posted September 10, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    What cute flowers! But how do you keep them in your hair? What do you use for a non-slip grip?? Thanks!

    • Shirley
      Posted September 11, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

      Hi Mariah! These would work well without anything for headbands. If I have a problem with them staying, I will use a bobby pin and then put this clip over. You can also use Gripzies to make them stay as well. A snap clip would also work and put it on with felt like in this tutorial – Ric Rac Flower. I hope this helps! 🙂

    Posted October 5, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    beauitful bows ,i would like to no how to make to flower for bows .what do you make flower out of ,or do u buy the flower and take apart and remake.i make bows ,bowties,take the flowers i buy and make headband,I just want to make my own flower bow.they cost so much now.can’t make anything off of them time you paid 8 to 10 and add to it people don’t want to pay that much for bows thank you alice louise hussey

    • Shirley
      Posted October 5, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

      Hi Louise! Yes, these flowers are from The Ribbon Retreat and you would take them apart and put them back together minus the stem. We do have some flowers that do not have a stem and all you need to do is put a clip on them. Check out our flowers section for a great selection and prices! Click this link –

  9. Valerie
    Posted December 4, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    Hello. What kind of clip did you use for this flower clip? Do you use a hot glue gun to line the grosgrain ribbon to the clip? Thank you. Love your tutorials, very inspiring.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted December 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

      Hi Valerie! I used a regular single prong alligator clip, but you could also use a double prong if you’d like. And yes I use a hot glue gun to line the clip. Thank you for reading! – Shirley 🙂

  10. trish
    Posted July 31, 2013 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    I’m revamping my dancing school in UK. I need to keep up to date with what children need and this is PERFECT. I’m a bit arty and I know I can make tutus and ribbons and flowers. The pretty little ballerinas will love them. Wish me luck x

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted July 31, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

      Hi Trish! Good luck and thank you for your comment! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

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