Clay Flower Hairpins

Umm, hairclips v. hairpins – oops, but I don’t want to re-edit the picture, so it’ll just say hairclips, but I mean hairpins – oh well.  Anyways, remember awhile ago when I posted about Lacey and her tutorial on how to make mini clay flower hairpins??  You can see it here. These are some she made:

Well, I finally got around to making some myself – wahoo!  I used her tutorial for a couple, and then I made up my own technique for a couple more, and I’ll show it to you.

 First roll a snake and cut off pieces – then roll the pieces into balls and smash them onto the table.  This is a great job for helpers (this is a good picture to showcase why hairpins are a current necessity in our house):

Next pick up a flat circle (not really sure this picture is necessary!):

And pinch the bottom of the circle together:

That makes one petal.  Set it aside and make a bunch more.  Then grab a ball that hasn’t been smashed and press the seam of the petal onto the side of the ball – you might need to click on this picture to enlarge it to see what’s going on.  For the big purple one, I went all the way around the ball with petals and then did a whole second round of petals attached to the inner circle of petals.

That’s it!  Bake as the package says.  Once hardened and cooled, I hot glued the flowers onto bobby pins.  I also slipped a little piece of fabric inbetween the bobby pin and pushed it onto the hot glue for extra hold:

 Then, wear and enjoy!  (Bobby pins have become daily wear around here, ever since her and neighbor girl decided they wanted bangs and took matters into their own hands!)

 I love that polymer clay is so cheap – just over a dollar a package – and you could probably make a dozen of these little flowers out of one package – wahoo for fun, cute and cheap!

 Go try it – you can do this!!

Thanks for checking out this post from – – click on over to read it in its entirety – you’ll love it!

Thanks for Reading


  1. says

    Sooo cute and detailed! I have a little boy but I’m sure I can find a place for something like this in my hair! :o)

    Oh! I love the font you used on your photo … I just used the same font on my “Grow A Gadget Charging Station” project.


  2. says

    Cute! I want some of these… to wear myself since my daughters are not into anything flowery. And I think I even have all I need to make some.

  3. says

    This is a really awesome project! I am a site manager on You should consider submitting this as an entry to our Play with Clay Challenge. We’re giving away an We’re giving away hundreds of dollars worth of Sculpy clay and tools.

    link ->

    I would be happy to feature it on our site if you decide to post the instructions there and help get it noticed among our 10 million visitors. Let me know if you have any questions!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge