Freecycle Friday~ Repurposed Clothes Into Cute Hair Posies

Happy Freecycle Friday!!!!
(sorry I’m so late, but it’s been “one of those days” here)

This week I’m gonna show my new favorite hair accessory for my girls…….

Cute fabric posie clips!!!

I was searching around on blog land and came across this post on Little Birdie Secrets that linked up with here on Wise Craft and showed a GREAT tute on how to make these!!
Easy Peasy!!
AND I made them all with re~purposed kids clothes!!

The pink ones I made with a skirt that I bought at Target on sale (the Liberty of London line) to match the girls’ outfits for the family photos we did.

And the blue and green ones are from some clothes that had gotten some bleach stains (not by me!) on them and were destined for the thrift store.

So, I saved some $$ and got some CUTE hair posies as well.

So, I changed a few things, so I’ll just show the whole process here and I’ll show on a posie with contrasting colors to make it easier to see what I’m doing.

Start by downloading the AWESOME template Blair posted and cut out all your pieces. I like having a large piece of felt for the backing to support the fabric, so my circle is rather large. I find that otherwise the fabric will get too floppy after a while.

Layer the 2 bigger pieces (however looks good to you) and then fold all the smaller ones in half.

Now I started by placing 2 of the halves together and then added the other 2 as shown in the pics.

Then, you should end up with something like this…..SO cute!!

Now, I went ahead and used my sewing machine to stitch the layers in place in a little square. Don’t worry, the button will cover it. You can also hand stitch like Blair did, but I’m a little crazy paranoid with stuff like this :)

Now sew on your matching button (or use a regular matching button).

Then I dabbed some glue around the edges of the felt to secure it to the underside of the fabric.

As for the clips……..I like covering the clippies with ribbon first to make them extra purdy,

and then my friend Leslie told me a while ago to hot glue a small piece of velcro (I like using the “teeth” side, but the soft side works too) to the inside top to help keep them from sliding down. It works GREAT!

Now just hot glue the flower to the top of the clippie!


SO cute in their hair……

…….or clipped onto a headband.

The pink ones I made a few weeks ago, so they are getting some cute fraying around the edges. But, you can also use Fray Stop if you don’t like that.

Have fun!

p.s. STILL no Tink…….but keep those suggestions coming!! I’m finding TONS of other lost stuff :)

About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.


  1. The look so beautiful in your girl’s hair! I’m so glad you liked the tutorial, great job!

  2. I like it….I’m all about reusing items that might otherwise be thrown out! Do you just hot glue the material to the top of the button? I’m curious how you get the fabric to look so smooth on top of the button.

  3. these turned out so cute! my daughter would love these!

    I am giving you the Sunshine award. Your cute ideas are always so great!


  4. Very, very cute! Thanks for the great tutorial.

  5. great tutorial…love how the skirt and hair clips matched! That Liberty line at Target is great, isn’t it?

  6. I love this idea, and thank you for the great tutorial! I am definitely going to try this.

  7. I vote we do this for a crafters club!!!

  8. Those are so cute and will end up being tried at my house! You mentioned putting Velcro on the top of the clip to stop it from slipping… just thought I would share that we do it with shelf liner – the bubbly foam kind that you get a HUGE roll for a dollar… you know what I am talking about, right? Anyway… we use that instead of the Velcro because it doesn’t get stuck in the hair and pull a little out… also, being a cosmetologist I am all about being kind to your hair! Just thought I’d pass on what we do! Great job on the clips though… and your girls are soooo cute!!

  9. Emily this is adorable!! I immediately recognized that Liberty of London skirt/print from Tar-jay. Love that stuff! What a great idea. Your tutes are the bomb! Thanks again for stopping by my blog. I have a retro ribbon barette idea on my blog.
    It’s super easy and inexpensive.

  10. Oh I’ve always wanted to know how to do these…thank you, thank you for the tutorial!!!

  11. So cute! I am so excited to make some of these for my girls. I am filing this at

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. Super cute! I love it. :)

  13. D and N~ I will be posting a tute about making cute fabric buttons so everyone can see how easy they are :) I just ran outta time to add it to this one.

  14. I am so glad to have found this! A friend of mine asked me about making hair flowers the other day and this is exactly what I was thinking of! Now I have a template for it too!


  15. Oh how pretty! Thanks so much for sharing all of the instructions and ideas. I’ll be linking.

  16. This is so cute! I love that they are upcycled from your kids clothes. I am hosting Flower Week on my blog. I hope you’ll stop by.

  17. Marjorie Kaufman says:

    The website for the template download has nothing on it. I really want to make these but I could not get the template. :(

    • I’m so sorry about that Marjorie. I spent some time looking too and can’t find any pattern either. Thanks so much for stopping and taking time to comment ~Emily~

      • Michelle Balls says:

        Do you have a copy of the flower template you could send? I made some of these a couple of years ago and thought I had a copy of it but I can’t seem to find it now, or my flowers that I had made. I love your blog and have been check in on it every now and then. Thanks for all the crafty ideas!!


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