I begin by sanding the slide surface to make it more able to hold and glue the pieces together firmly. I use a mini hand held drill with carbide stone sander attachment to rough up the surface easily. Always wear protective goggles.
How to Make Your Own Unique Flower Hair Slide
I love to recycle old beads buttons and bits and bobs I find in charity shops and I always feel there’s a new creation to be found in others thrown away things. I found a plain brown plastic barrette slide and some wooden flowers and thought they would sit well together in someone’s hair and be so sweet.
I mix some epoxy resin which is made for jewellery making and it come in two parts which mix together to create a strong bonding glue. There’s a few minutes working time to do the sticking before it hardens.
I Spread some of the glue onto hair barrette and some on the back of the wooden flowers.
I choose two small beads to be centre of the flowers to finish the look. I glue these centrally and hold for a few mins to set firm.
After some drying time the barrette is ready to wear!
I’m so pleased with this little unique hair accessory to brighten up a dreary day!
- Hair barrette (Amazon)
- Epoxy resin glue (Amazon)
- Wooden flower beads (Amazon)