How To: Make A Wedding Hair Flower

After this morning’s beautiful wedding, featuring a lovely and huge hair flower, I thought it was high time for a hair flower tutorial. As someone who made her own wedding hair flower (with only a little help from her husband), I can tell you: these things are as easy to make as they are expensive to buy. And I am, rather decidedly, not a crafter. So today’s tutorial comes from Sophia, and it is both simple and lovely.

DIy wedding hair flower


  • Fabric. I used the 1.5 inches that were hemmed off of my wedding dress and the wedding dress liner. If you don’t have extra dress fabric find any fabric you like with a finished hem. I used the hem of an old ratty linen skirt for this tutorial.
  • Scissors
  • Floral wire (USE SILVER NOT GREEN since green will show through many fabrics). Green is what I have at home right now so you’ll have to pretend it’s silver for this tutorial…
  • A fancy button that you like
  • Needle and thread
  • A denim iron on patch (not shown


Cut a 1.5-2 foot length of wire and make a loop with the end of your wire. Thread it through your finished hem and sew the loop to the end of your fabric.

Mold the wire into 4-5 petals in a size you like (you can perfect the shape later). From the back of the flower, one petal at a time, grab the excess fabric and sew it down.

The back of the flower will look pretty messy. This is ok. The front of the flower will look better but still unfinished. Make another smaller flower using the same technique with the same number of petals. Sew it down to the first one. The center will still look unfinished.

Sew down your button to cover the unfinished center and mold petal shape to your liking.

Either sew a circular piece of felt to cover the back of the flower or iron on a patch, then sew or hot glue on a clip or comb. And you’re done!
DIy wedding hair flower
Ta da!

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  • Denzi

    This is brilliant and easy (even if I’m not going to make a hair flower, it’s a DIY thing where I went “wow, I could actually do that! Neat!”).

    Although I have to confess that every time Sophia does something here, I get confused, because I am also Sophia and I think “wait? I wrote a tutorial on what?! oh right, I am not the only Sophia in the universe.” :D

  • So pretty! Well done!

  • Just to clarify, if I’m working with a piece of fabric that didn’t come from a hem, I just need to fold over one side and stitch it down leaving space for the wire to go through, right?

    • Sophia


  • Erin

    Lovely and simple — thank you! I am so doing this. It looks like a different style than yours, Meg — did you do something different, or was it just the different fabric?

    • meg

      I did something totally different (And probably easier. I’m lazy). Do you guys still want a tutorial? If so, I better get on that.

  • I have another simple hair flower idea:
    -buy a fake flower from Michaels/Hobby Lobby/etc that you like
    -cut off the stem of the flower
    -hot glue a metal alligator clip to the flower
    -let cool/dry
    -clip into hair
    Done! And I got so many compliments…it was amazing.

  • Perfect timing! I’m all sorts of in the midst of making my own hair flowers, and this was awesome.

  • Chelsey

    I bought one impulsively at H&M for $3.95. (Ok, I actually bought like 6 different ones… thinking my ladies might want to wear one too.)

  • Lovely and simple DIY tips, easy to do, you are right making things is fun and can add amazing final touch like this flower to this dress, great website very interesting and full of ideas.

  • This is a great DIY tutorial – and the best bit is the flower matches your dress perfectly (if it’s cut from the hem). Thanks for sharing.

  • Chin Ting

    that’s gorgeous!!!! :D

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