How to Make Some Sweet Hair Clips From Old Cups

2 materials
$2
1 Hour
Medium

I love recycling worn out and discarded things and teacups often are past their best but saving the lovely patterned china is another way to create and use up as well as good for the environment .


I use specially designed DIY clips with a bezel cup for your own design which are easily available online to buy.

I begin with some little pieces I already have cut from a larger broken piece and start to shape it with wheeled tile nippers. Wearing safety protection for eyes is essential whilst cutting ceramic.

how to make some sweet hair clips from old cups, Shape the china with wheeled tile niopers
Shape the china with wheeled tile niopers

I keep shaping and then switch to a hand held deemed sander with a carbide stone attachment to grind down more precisely and smooth the edges.

how to make some sweet hair clips from old cups, Sanding with mini hand held sanding tool
Sanding with mini hand held sanding tool

After shaping the base of ceramic into a width that fits snuggly into the bezel . The piece is now small enough to fit into some hair clips with bezel cup.

I begin preparing the glue which is a two part epoxy resin. I use Equal parts of each mix well and place into the bezel cup and on the back of the ceramic piece.

how to make some sweet hair clips from old cups, Shapes pieces ready to glue
Shapes pieces ready to glue
how to make some sweet hair clips from old cups, Glue epoxy resin into bezel
Glue epoxy resin into bezel

I hold them into place and leave to dry for an hour or so.

Delighted with my new original one of a kind hair accessories 😁

how to make some sweet hair clips from old cups, Hair clips with recycled ceramic
Hair clips with recycled ceramic
how to make some sweet hair clips from old cups, DIY hair clips
DIY hair clips
how to make some sweet hair clips from old cups, DIY hair clips
DIY hair clips

Suggested materials:

  • DIY bezel cup hair clips   (Amazon)
  • Epoxy resin glue   (Amazon)

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