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Many flower scrunchies lined up on a teen's arm on a pink background

Flower Hair Scrunchies for the VSCO Girl (5 minute craft)

By Brenda Ponnay

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.

The good news is scrunchies are available in velvet and in really pretty rich colors! We decided we’d take this VSCO girl craze and take it up a notch for the holidays.

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.

two pictures with top picture showing nine jewel-toned velvet scrunchies and bottom photo showing faux-flowers to add to them

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)

five close-up photos faux-flower and sewing supplies with flower being sewn onto hair scrunchie

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?

three photos of blond teen putting hair up in a top knot using a flower scunchie

Now it’s time to style!

Check out these adorable hairstyles and updos my teens made (check out the french braid, too):

eight photos of two teen girls modeling different hairstyles they made using flower scrunchies

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.

Happy Holidays!

More on fun hair at Alpha Mom:


1. Five-Minute Kids’ Holiday Fancy Up-Do Hair
2. DIY Unicorn Hair Tutorial


About the Author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is an author and illustrator who loves to craft and make big messes when she’s not working on her books. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of card...

Brenda Ponnay is an author and illustrator who loves to craft and make big messes when she’s not working on her books. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

You can read about all her crazy adventures on her personal blog: Secret Agent Josephine.

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