I see these all over the place, and my daughter wanted me to make her one. I've seen them sold for up to $20. I can make several for that amount.
Hot Glue Gun (and glue)
Large daisies or your preferred flower (I buy a bunch from my local craft store when they're on sale.)
Metal hair clips or barrettes
Small wire cutter OR a pair of sharp scissors
1. Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to cover the clip.
2. Use hot glue to attach to the clip. You need to do this in short sections. I started with gluing the ribbon underneath, secured that, then put more hot glue- to about the middle of the barrette, secured that, the other half, secured that, and then the under side and secured that. If the hot glue does harden up before you get the glue down just heat it up with your hair dryer and reattach. (HINT- This also works if the ribbon or flower gets detached.)
3. Separate the flower layers from each other. Use the wire cutters to cut the flower from the stem. When you pull the center of the flower out there will be a little green nub that everything went into. Cut this so it's even with the bottom. Set aside.
4. Glue the flower in layers, from the bottom up. Push down firmly between each layer to make sure that they are attached well. I glue clear across the barrette for the first layer, and then a dollop of glue in the center for the remaining layers.
This shows how it looks as you glue the layers together. It looks kind of funny until you get them all together.
They're really quite quick and simple to make. I made 21 flower barrettes for my daughter's luau party in under an hour.
Here is how it looks in our hair. You can make them big or small.