Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Festive Hair Flair: Paper Flower Hair Clip Tutorial

Whether it's Cinco de Mayo or any other festive time, add a little flair to your hair with one of these paper flowers:


Glue Dots®
circle punches (or circular objects to trace)
hair clip

(Directions are for one hair clip.)

Step 1: Make circles: 5 large (3.25" diameter) and 4 small (2" diameter).

Step 2: Fold four of the large circles in half, twice. Add a Glue Dot® to the inside of each circle to keep them folded. Adhere a Glue Dot® to the back of each folded circle and attach to the large circle that is not folded.

Step 3: Repeat the folding process with the four small circles and use Glue Dots® to adhere them to the large folded circles.

Step 4: Attach the button to the center of the paper flower using a needle and thread and a Micro Glue Dot® to secure it in place.

Step 5: Add the hair clip to the back of the flower using Glue Lines®.

Now your hair is ready for a fiesta! (Or a Cabbage Patch Doll's hair since two-year-olds can't sit still for an up-close photo.)

And here I am with my paper flower hair clip and new Glue Dots Dottess apron:

If you're wondering if I had fun during my photo shoot. YES! Of course! It's not often that I curl my hair, put a clip in it, wear an apron and carry a tray of Glue Dots.

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Disclosure: This blog post was written while participating on the Glue Dots design team.


  1. You look adorable!! Great idea for the photo shoot! Oh, and the tutorial is great, too! I love the clip!! 'Way to go!!

  2. these are cool! Thanks for the tutorial. Super fun photo!

  3. You are so stinkin' cute in your apron and hair flower!!! What a beautiful step by step, I certainly will try these now! *smile*

  4. hi, Popped over from flickr LOAD blog roll. Love both your blogs and I look forward to reading more :)