DIY Felt Flower Hair Ties
In this post, I'll show you how to make felt flowers and attach them to hair ties with a sew-on rhinestone in the middle. This is a quick and easy project. Make them in a rainbow of colors, so you can wear them with everything!
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The die I used cuts out two flowers at a time, one bigger and one smaller. I used the smaller flowers for the hair ties.
After rolling up the flowers starting at the center, I glued the end to the bottom of the flower with my glue gun, and I also glue a small flower-shaped piece of felt to the bottom to hold it all together.
When gluing the felt on the bottom, only glue around the edges. Don't get any glue in the center of the flower. You'll need to sew through the center of the flower, and it's nearly impossible to do if you have a big glob of hard glue there.
Sewing the Flowers to the Hair Ties
I used sew-on rhinestones to attach the felt flowers to my hair ties. Because the rhinestones are metal, you'll want to use a strong thread like Fireline. Regular thread will fray over time as it rubs against the metal edge on the rhinestones, but Fireline holds up pretty well.
I also used beading needles, thread nippers, and pliers for when I needed to pull the needle through a blob of glue (which you can avoid if you glue carefully, as mentioned in the previous step).
Here's what the sew-on rhinestones look like from the back. You can see that there are two sets of holes to sew through.
I sewed up through the flower and through one set of holes on the rhinestone.
Then I sewed back down through the flower and into the hair tie.
I sewed through the hair tie and back up through the flower. Then I sewed through the other set of holes on the rhinestone to keep the flower centered. I went through the hair tie, flower, and rhinestone a few more times to secure everything.
Then I tied off the thread and knotted it inside the hair tie. The ends of the hair tie will curl inward to cover the knot. I like these Goody hair ties in particular because they don't have any metal parts, and they're not glued together like some hair ties, which tend to break easily. The band is one continuous loop of nylon.
Here's the whole batch of flowers that I made before adding rhinestones and hair ties.
The Finished Felt Flower Hair Ties
And here they are in their finished forms. It was really quick and easy to make a while bunch!
I like to wear them at the end of a braid.
More Felt Flower Projects
If you enjoyed this project, check out my previous post on making interchangeable felt flower clips to go with a hat.
See also my post on making a felt flower pin cushion, which includes a free pdf pattern.
And see my Felt Flowers board on Pinterest for more ideas, projects, and inspiration.