Make Your Own Frangipani Flower Hair Clip (like Moana)

Moana Flower hair clip Frangipani Flower Hair Clip
  • Prep Time
    5 min
  • Total Time
    10-15 min
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We recently had a Moana Themed birthday party and -as always- we did a lot of Moana themed craft in the weeks leading up to the party.

I made these Plumeria/Frangipani flower hair clips for all the party kids as part of their costume/return present. They are easy to make -and so beautiful and authentic looking too- but it was quite a time-consuming job to make 30+ flower hair clips when every petal needed ironing and folding four times! However, when you are just making one or two, it’s easy and fun.

The kids loved them though so it was all worth it in the end.

Use a sharp crayon or gold dust for the middle.

Ingredients

Directions

Step 1
Moana Flower hair clip Frangipani Flower Hair Clip

Start by tracing a flower petal shape onto the foam paper. I prefer using a wooden skewer or toothpick as a pen would leave marks. Cut them out. You will need 6 petals for each flower.

Step 2
Moana Flower hair clip Frangipani Flower Hair Clip

Heat up the iron on the medium heat setting. Each petal needs to be ironed 4 times for about 5-10 seconds each time. Don’t worry about the foam sticking to the iron. It won’t. I have added numbers in the picture below to show the process for each petal. 1: the petal before ironing 2: iron on one side 3 + 4 : iron on the other side and fold the lower right corner in a bit 5: iron top part of the petal again being careful to leave the fold (no 4) and fold the top of the petal down

Step 3
Moana Flower hair clip Frangipani Flower Hair Clip

You now have 6 shaped flower petals

Step 4
Moana Flower hair clip Frangipani Flower Hair Clip

Using your glue gun, add some glue on the lower side of the petal -the side not folded up. Stick another flower petal on top.

Step 5
Moana Flower hair clip Frangipani Flower Hair Clip

Keep adding petals until you have all 6 flower petals glued together.

Step 6
Moana Flower hair clip Frangipani Flower Hair Clip

Finish the flower by gluing petal no 1 and petal no 6 together. This will create the ‘coned’ flower shape.

Step 7
Moana Flower hair clip Frangipani Flower Hair Clip

Colour the middle with gold paint dust or crayons. The gold dust has that advantage that it makes the glue shine a bit. A yellow or dark pink crayon makes the flower look more real.

Step 8
Moana Flower hair clip Frangipani Flower Hair Clip

To make the flower into a hair clip, use two small pieces of felt as shown above. Cut a small hole in the smallest piece and glue it to the hair clip. Glue the longer piece on top to hide the clip.

Step 9
Moana Party Moana Costume Flower Clip

Glue the flower on top and you have a beautiful frangipani flower hair clip like Moana. Happy crafting!

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