Want a super easy Elena of Avalor DIY that your kids can do? My Elena of Avalor DIY Flower Clip is simple and doesn’t require sewing, hot glue or anything like that! They are a great party DIY project to keep little hands busy and you can make a whole bunch yourself in just minutes.
Here is what you’ll need:
- Small orange silk flowers – I found these at Michael’s for about $2 a stem.
- Metal hair clips – these will work perfectly! I spray painted mine gold.
- Glue Spots – You’ll want to get these exact ones, they’re crucial and make it safe for little fingers instead of hot glue.
- A bent paperclip or any similar tool for poking a small hole.
To start you’ll want to pull a branch off the stem. It will have a bunch of little flowers on it. Then you can cut off a few individual flowers leaving about a 1/2″ stem attached to them.
Next, grab your hair clips. I went with this style because they were flat, easy to open and close and had some holes in the middle to make it easy to slip the flower stems through.
Pull off a few leaves. They look like this when you remove them from the stem. You’ll be temped to cut them in half but don’t. Instead measure a leaf against the hair clip you’re using and cut it to fit that clip.
Then flip it over and attach a few glue spots so it will stick to the hair clip. Don’t worry about them being perfect. Just get them on there! Smooth it down and it should look like below. Next, grab your paperclip or similar relatively safe but pokey object and use it to poke a couple of holes in the leaf. I aligned my holes with the open part of the hair clip for ease.
Now grab your flowers and poke the stems through the holes. This is after one flower. When you have both in you’ll be thinking now what, lady? I’ve got flowers and a sticky hair clip. I can’t put this in my child’s hair! But wait…
Take the other part of the leaf you cut and add a couple of glue spots to the back of it. Now stick that leaf on top of those stems and the stick parts from the original leaf. You’ll be left with a nice clean, sticky and stem free back to your hair clip.
And you’ll be done! That was it. Simple enough for a child to do. They might need a little bit of help lining things up but Kayla could execute this herself at age 7 no problem.
Here’s what they look like on. Kayla happily wore hers all day and for our Elena of Avalor viewing party. If you’re thinking of having an Elena of Avalor party I have some simple DIY party ideas and treats for you right here.
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