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How To Make An Artificial Phalaen (Phalaenopsis) Orchid Flower Hair Clip

May 09, 2017

How To Make An Artificial Phalaen (Phalaenopsis) Orchid Flower Hair Clip

Whether you are simply dressing up for a stroll on the beach or going to a special event like a wedding, this artificial Phalaen orchid hair clip can add a beautiful accent to your hair.  It can be used for brides, bridesmaids, flower girls or anyone.  Enjoy this simple tutorial.

Materials Needed:

  1. An artificial Phalaen orchid artificial flower head
  2. A black alligator hair clip, 2.4" long
  3. A hot glue gun
  4. A pair of pliers (flat nose)
phalaen orchid flower head purplephalaen orchid flower head purple  black alligator hair clip
1. Artificial Phalaen Orchid Flower Head 2. Black Alligator Hair Clip, 2.4"L
hot glue gun flat nose pliers
3. Hot Glue Gun 4. Flat-Nose Pliers


  1. If your orchid flower head is attached to a wire like the one shown above, cut the wire as much as possible.  Usually, you will be left with around 1/8" of wire.  If you cut too much of the wire, the flower head parts will loosen since the wire is too short to hold every part together. Use a pair of pliers to bend the wire 90 degrees so that its sharp end is not poking out.
  2. Turn on your glue gun until it is ready to be used.  Drop one to a few drops of glue to cover the cut wire end, so that the sharp wire is fully covered.  Let dry (usually takes several seconds).
  3. Take your black alligator hair clip and wipe clean with a dry cloth the front flat side where the orchid flower will be placed and glued to.  Once cleaned, apply a long strip of glue to this part.  Do not use too much glue otherwise it will overflow and get messy.
  4. Attach the orchid flower to the hair clip making sure that you have placed it in the desired position.
  5. Hold both the orchid flower and hair clip for a minute.  Then use two extra hair clips to clamp the two items together until it is completely dry and secure (usually takes 20 to 30 minutes before unfastening).
  6. Congratulations!  You have made a beautiful Phalaen orchid hair clip.  Happy Crafting.

Stay tuned for a video tutorial of this.





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