These flower hair pins are simple to make and are great for formal occasions such as weddings or dances. They also make great gifts and can be personalized by picking out different types of flowers and different colors. And the materials needed to create these pins are very budget friendly. Keep reading to learn how to make your very own flower hair pins.
1. Gather or purchase your materials for the flower hair pins. You’ll need some bobby pins, a needle and thread and some fake flowers. You can buy small flowers made of ribbon or fabric at a craft store. Look near the ribbons or sewing supplies. Pick bobby pins that match your hair color; you’ll be able to find them at any drug store. Pick out a small needle and thread to match the color of the flower. (The thread can really be any color, but matching thread will hide any mistakes)
2. Place the flower at the end of the bobby pin, where the two sides of the pin connect, with the back of the flower against the straight side of the pin.
3. Sew the flower onto the pin. Thread the needle and push it through the back of the flower. Then pull the thread around the bobby pin and pull it tight. Repeat and keep pulling the thread through the flower and around the pin until there are six or seven loops of thread connecting the bobby pin and the flower. Make sure that the flower is well attached and doesn’t move around. If the flower isn’t attached well, add more loops and make sure each loop is tight. Tie off the thread in a knot when you are done.
4. Your new flower hair pin is complete. Repeat these steps to make a set of hair pins. You can also use the same technique to make pins featuring other designs, for example holiday pins with pumpkins or wreaths. You could also use bows, little fabric animals or anything else that is needle-and-thread friendly. Or, consider making your own ribbon flowers to sew onto the pin.