Flower Hair Scrunchies for the VSCO Girl (5 minute craft)
Scrunchies are back in a big way and no matter how much some of us Gen Xers want to say it ain’t so, it is. Just ask any kid.
Let us introduce you to FLOWER HAIR SCRUNCHIES! These will look equally as good with her oversized t-shirt, puka shell necklace, and Birkenstocks as they do with the holiday party dresses.
This hair accessory craft is so easy you’ll probably wonder why you didn’t think of this before. I know we did. I love a big flower and adding one to a hair scrunchie gives you all the vava-voom of a fancy up-do without any of the work!
In fact, I think the messier the updo hairstyle, the prettier the flower makes it. We are all about ease around here and with the holiday party invites stacking up, we are ready to pose with glam and our messy buns!
Supplies you’ll need to add flowers to your scrunchies
- big faux flowers in your favorite colors
- velvet scrunchies
- possibly wire cutters (you might not need them, but we’ll include them here just in case)
- thread and a heavy-duty needle (don’t worry, it’s only a few stitches!)
- thimble (optional)
How to make Flower Scrunchies
Now let’s get down to sewing. I know a few of you ran for the hills at the mention of a needle and thread but you shouldn’t! It literally is five or six stitches. No major sewing project here.
Step 1: First, cut your faux flower off at its stem so that it has a very small nub. You don’t want to completely take off the plastic parts of the stem though because that might make your faux flower fall apart. Keep the plastic bits, just make the flower as short and flat as possible. You might find that you need wire cutters if your flower stem has wire inside it. Don’t ruin ordinary scissors gnawing at your stem if it doesn’t cut easily. Just snip it with some wire cutters.
Step 2: Next, take your threaded needle and poke it through your scrunchie, making sure to go all the way through to the elastic inside (this will help it’s structure hold together longer). Then take the needle and poke it all the way through the center of your flower. If the flower is thick and the plastic parts are hard to puncture, you might try pushing the needle through with a thimble (or in our case using the table to push it through but make sure you have a work surface that is hard enough and won’t damage). Do this a couple of times until you feel that your flower is securely attached to your scrunchie. Then tie your thread off with a knot and you are done! So easy, right?
Now it’s time to style!
Check out these adorable hairstyles and updos my teens made (check out the french braid, too):
So many ways to wear it with long hair (no bobby pins needed) and they are so easy to do! These flower scrunchie styles above took less than a minute to make. Just imagine what you could do when you dedicate some significant time.
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