Magnetic Interchangeable Flower

Magnetic Interchangeable Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Flowers are SO popular these days!  Wouldn’t it be so nice to have one that matched every outfit?  I say let’s do it!

 I’m going to show you how to make an interchangeable flower hair clip by placing flower petals in between two magnets.  One magnet will be glued to a single prong clip and the other to a bottle cap.  If you use strong magnets you will have no problem putting 10 petals in between your magnets. 

I mixed and matched different styles and sizes of flowers. 

In the flower above I used petals from the following flowers:

I finished the flower off by adding a Zebra Bottle Cap (glued to a magnet).

Supplies

Bottle Caps

 3/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon

 Hot Glue Gun

Heat Sealing Tool, or  Lighter

 Flowers

   Single Prong Clip 

 Super Strong Magnets

  I got my magnets at my local craft store, they were actually called Super Strong Magnets. :)

The stronger ones are smaller and metal looking.  The bigger black ones work, but not for as many petals.

First line your clip with your ribbon.  Cut a piece of 3/8″ ribbon to 4 1/2″.  Leave the bottom of the clip ribbon free.

Glue a petal to your lined clip, then glue a magnet onto your petal. 

Putting the petal first just hides the magnet.  I think it’s best to put the glue on the petal, NOT the magnet.

 I used a super strong magnet and it was very attracted to the clip! It did make a small glue mess. :)

 I used a small petal so that it wouldn’t be seen behind the flower.

 

In the picture above you can see my lined clip and the attached petal.  My magnet is hiding but it is in the center of the flower.

Now glue a magnet to a bottle cap.  To have different options for the flower center glue magnets to several bottle caps. :) Again put the glue on the bottle cap.  (Not the magnet).

  Make sure to glue the magnet the way that it will be attracted to the other magnet on your clip.  

 

I glued magnets to the bottle caps shown above.  From left to right: Zebra, Antique Gold, Antique Silver, Hot Pink.  The Ribbon Retreat has a great selection! 

Now you are free to put whatever petals you want in between your clip and bottle cap. 

For this flower I used five petals from a Zebra and Pink Gerbera Daisy. 

Just Layer them on top of your clip.

 

Magnetic Interchangeable Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Put your bottle cap magnet on top and your flower hair clip is ready to go!

I used a few more petals for this flower.  This flower has petals from the folloing flowers:

Magnetic Interchangeable Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I beg you to only look at the flowers in my hair.  I just wanted to show you a few options. :)

 Magnetic Interchangeable Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Magnetic Interchangeable Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Magnetic Interchangeable Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog} 

Now you can make custom hair flowers to match any outfit!  The great thing is you don’t have to glue a flower together!  This could end up saving you a lot of money!

A girl has GOT to have options!  I hope you give this a try and never wonder if you are going to have a matching accessory again!

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26 Comments

  1. Nat
    Posted June 29, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    I love it! I mean, I’ve only got boys an most likely don’t have a need for tons of hair flowers, but still–what a great idea!! I actually love making hairbows for friends and family. I need to get some sort of sponsor so that I can keep on craftin’ without breaking the bank! Need another crafter for The Ribbon Retreat?! ;)

    P.S. You are gorgeous, and so are the flowers in your hair!!

    • Cherie
      Posted June 29, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Nat! You are SO sweet! I’m sure they would look great in your hair!

  2. Rhonda
    Posted June 30, 2011 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    What a superb idea. Now to only find someone who would wear them. My 16 yo sna-fooed the idea immediately. I wish I could keep them small. She used to love flowers in her hair. I am not sure how they would look in my hair. I will have to try them out. Thanks for a great idea!

  3. Verna Hebert
    Posted June 30, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Wow I have 3 granddaughters ages 20,14 and 8. They will love these flowers. I can’t wait to make some!

  4. Amy
    Posted July 1, 2011 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    def my favorite post!! these are so adorable.

    • Shirley
      Posted July 1, 2011 at 9:10 am | Permalink

      Make sure to leave a comment on the giveaway post saying this is your fav to be entered to win. :)

  5. kasey g
    Posted July 1, 2011 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Awesome Idea!!!

  6. Posted July 1, 2011 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    I really like this idea! I might be using this idea tonight! :)

  7. Gloria Reeves
    Posted July 1, 2011 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    I really like this neat idea. Good for older and younger

  8. Hannah-Rose
    Posted July 8, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    What a great idea! I take the flowers apart and glue them onto hairbands in layers like this. But the magnets give it a whole new versatility. I sell at local craft shows and could have people ‘create their own’ hairband… choose a base hairband, then two flowers they can interchange. Love it! ps. My 9 yr old wants me to tell you that you are very pretty!

    • Cherie
      Posted July 8, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

      Wow! Sounds like you could make bank! Tell your 9 year old thank you! She is very sweet!

  9. Posted July 14, 2011 at 5:32 am | Permalink

    Where do you get the flower pedals? I have a fee of these flowers but they’ve already been glued together, if you buy them at the ribbon retreat to they come separated?

    • Shirley
      Posted July 14, 2011 at 9:01 am | Permalink

      Hi Cyndy! All the flowers at The Ribbon Retreat can be separated. You just take off the back and pull them apart. They are not glued together. I hope this helps! :)

  10. Becky
    Posted August 3, 2011 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    What a great idea! But since I don’t wear hair clips (they look great in your hair), I wonder if this idea could be adapted for a brooch to wear on a shirt or a jacket?

  11. jessica
    Posted October 4, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    hi i am wondering did u cut all those flowers and if so from what type of material or did u buyt hem pre cut and taht and if so what am i looking for?

    • Cherie
      Posted October 4, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

      Hi Jessica! I used Flowers available at The Ribbon Retreat. Just take the green plastic back off and the petals will come apart. No cutting needed!

  12. Posted October 8, 2011 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Magnets!…genius. I have done this with small velcro tabs, but I think magnets are easier and would have never thought to do that. Such a good idea!

  13. Cynthia Bosque
    Posted October 9, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Genius! Love all the different colors too.

  14. Kim Bellimer
    Posted July 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    I really like the brooch idea as I’m past the legal age for flowers in my hair! What an ingenious idea!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted July 30, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

      Hi Kim! I love brooches too. As much as I’d like to put flowers in my hair, I just can’t do it. A brooch is a beautiful substitution! Thanks for your comment! – Shirley :)

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  16. mayra
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 5:23 am | Permalink

    pretty cool I like it:)

  17. Nazanin
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Hi. This is awesome! My daughter and I will be making one soon. I am going to use it as her homeschool craft project.
    I have a question though: what type of paint do you use for the bottle caps?
    Thank you so much.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

      Hi Nazanin! Thank you so much for your comment! Yay! I am so glad you have found such a fun craft to do with your daughter. Cherie actually didn’t paint any of her bottle caps. The Ribbon Retreat has an amazing selection of fun colors and designs to choose from. Click here to see all of our FABulous options. Thank you again for your comment and have a wonderful day! Michelle :)

  18. breana
    Posted October 13, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    OMG I REALLY LOVE THE FLOWER THX

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 13, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

      Hi Breana! Yay…so glad you love these flowers. They are so much fun to make too! Have a wonderful day and thank you for your comment! Michelle :)

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