Three Quick and Easy DIY Hair Accessories

9 Materials
$5
15 Minutes
Easy



Today I’m going to show you a few quick and easy ways to enhance some of your hair accessories. Additionally, I’ve been seeing these super-cute hair scrunchies with tails all over Pinterest recently, and I’m going to show you how to make one of your own.

DIY hair accessories

Tools and materials:

  • Claw clip
  • Flatback pearl beads
  • Hot glue gun
  • Wire headband
  • Fabric
  • Fabric glue
  • Scissors
  • Hair elastic
  • Needle and thread
Enhance a claw clip


First project: Claw clip

For this project, you will need flatback pearl beads, a claw clip, and a glue gun. 

How to make DIY hair accessories

Glue beads onto the clip

With a glue gun, attach the pearl beads along the side of a claw clip. Repeat on both sides.

Claw clip with pearl beads


The final look for this DIY claw clip is beautiful and classic.

Make a bow headband


Second project: Bow headband

For this project, you will need a wire headband, fabric, scissors, a glue gun, and fabric glue.

Cut fabric

Cut a rectangle

Estimate how wide you want your bow to be, and cut a rectangle that is twice that width.

Use fabric glue on the edges

Glue the edges

Apply fabric glue along the edges of the rectangle, on the right side of the fabric.

Fold the fabric


Fold the rectangle in half over the glue, right sides together, sealing the open edges.

Cut a hole in one layer

Cut a hole

In the center of one layer of the rectangle, cut a small hole.

Turn the fabric right side out

Turn the fabric right side out

Pull the fabric of the rectangle through the hole in the middle until the right side of the fabric is on the outside.

Cut a strip of fabric

Cut a strip of the same fabric

Cut a strip from the same fabric as the rectangle to tie around the middle of the bow.

Fold the fabric in the center

Scrunch up the fabric

Make a few folds along the length of the rectangle, and pinch it in the middle to create the shape of the bow.

Tie fabric in the center

Tie the bow in the middle

Tie the strip of fabric around the middle of the bow, and arrange everything so it looks even and neat. 

Cut excess fabric

Cut the excess fabric

Cut the excess fabric off the ends of the strip in the middle of the bow.

Make DIY hair accessories

Attach the bow to the headband

Apply some glue from a hot glue gun to the back of the bow, in the center. Press the headband onto the area with the glue. Apply more glue to secure the headband to the fabric.

Basic DIY hair accessories


And your adorable bow headband is complete! 

Make a hair scrunchie with tails


Third project: Scrunchie

For this project, you will need fabric, a needle and thread, scissors, and a hair elastic.

Cut a strip of fabric

Cut the fabric

Determine how wide you want the fabric on the scrunchie to be, and then cut a long piece of fabric twice the width you prefer.

 

Make folds in the fabric

Scrunch up the fabric

Lay the strip of fabric flat and gather it from both ends until it is folded like a bow.

Pull the fabric through the hairband

Insert the fabric through the hairband

Pull the folded fabric through the center of the hairband until the hairband is resting in the middle.

 

How to sew DIY hair accessories


Sew the edges together

Fold the fabric over the hairband, right sides facing, and sew the edges of the fabric together along the raw edge, starting in one corner and continuing all around the hairband.

Sew DIY hair accessories


Once it’s complete, you should have a circle of fabric with two open edges.

Turn the fabric right side out

Turn the fabric right side out

Pull the fabric through one of the open edges, working it over the hairband until all the fabric is right side out.

Pull the seam into the center

Pull the seam toward the center

All around the circle, pull the fabric from the center of the scrunchie out towards the edge, so the smooth fabric is at the edges and the seam is now in the center.

 

Use a ladder stitch

Close up the gap

Use a ladder stitch to sew the open edges together.

Cut a triangle

Cut a strip of fabric for the tails

Cut a triangular strip of fabric from the same fabric or a contrasting fabric, and tie it to the completed scrunchie.

Completed scrunchie with tails


Cute scrunchie with tails


Enjoy your new hair accessory!


If you enjoyed this tutorial, let me know! I’d love to see how these projects came out for all of you. 

Suggested materials:

  • Claw clip
  • Flatback pearl beads
  • Hot glue gun
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