Silk Flower Barrette Craft

For her third birthday, Dot got the cutest silk flower barrettes.  They were so adorable, in fact, that I immediately had to “borrow” them.  Imagine my surprise when I looked at them a little more closely and realized they would take about 15 seconds to make!  So, if you’re a little girl inviting Dot to a birthday party any time soon, you can go ahead and expect these.

Plus, I have to add that these would make fantastic Christmas or other gifts that kids can make!

What you need for this barrette craft:

  • Silk flowers
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Barrette clips
The bigger flowers are actually the easiest to make into barrettes.

The bigger flowers are actually the easiest to make into barrettes.

Pull the flowers off the plastic stems and cut off the plastic fitting on the back.

(Back view.)  Pull the flowers off the plastic stems and cut off the plastic fitting on the back.

Cut a felt circle that is smaller in diameter than the length of your barrette.

Cut a felt circle that is smaller in diameter than the length of your barrette.

Apply hot glue.  I'd recommend going in a circle near the edge.

Apply hot glue. I’d recommend going in a circle near the edge.

To put the pieces together, open the barrette and insert the felt, glue-side down.  Then press that against the back of the flower.

Glue the three pieces together.

Glue the three pieces together.

We put three flowers on this barrette.

We put three flowers on this barrette.

Here’s our sweet friend Kendall on her fifth birthday wearing one of the silk flower barrettes we made for her:

Happy birthday, Kendall!

Happy birthday, Kendall!

We used two flowers and some leaves on hers!

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Lorna Doone Brewer is a freelance writer, also known as the Queen Bee. She lives in the beautiful Inland Northwest with three spirited daughters and a wildly outnumbered husband.

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