Tools and materials:
- Large snap clips
- E6000 glue
- Flat-backed jewel stickers
- Thin scarf
- Sewing elastic
- Sewing machine
Today we’re going to do two hair accessory DIYs. I actually managed to make both of these projects using only dollar store products. The first project I’ll be showing you is how to make a sparkly DIY hair clip with one of those big snap clips that have been making a huge comeback recently. The other will be a hair scrunchie with tails, which is a great, fun way to spice up an outfit and add some color to it.
The hair clips I bought had a plastic covering on them which I removed, leaving me with a plain silver clip.
Using a toothpick to make the application easier, I spread E6000 glue all over the top of the clip, while the clip was in the open position.
I attached the jeweled stickers to the clip, laying them as evenly and close together as possible, and making sure the edges of the stickers weren’t hanging too far over the edge of the clip.
I made a few more hair clips by following the same steps and using triangular-shaped clips, and gold-toned jewel stickers. These clips were originally green and purple, so I spray-painted them gold before attaching the jewels.
Allow the glue to dry overnight, keeping the clips in the open position while they’re drying. Once they’re completely dry, they should be able to open and close easily.
The scarf I bought from the dollar store was quite long, so to start my project, I cut the scarf in half.
I folded the raw edge over about four inches and then used the raw edge as a guide for where to cut the scarf to create a strip of fabric for the scrunchie.
I created a tube of fabric by sewing the long edges of the fabric together and leaving the short edges open.
Next, I pulled the fabric through one of the open ends of the tube so the seam was hidden on the inside.
I measured a piece of elastic about the size of an average hair elastic, and cut it.
I pulled the elastic through the tube, attached the ends of the elastic together, and then sewed the open ends of the fabric together to make a scrunchie.
With the rest of the fabric, I folded it in half lengthwise and cut across the corners to create two pointed ends.
Then I sewed all the open edges together but left a gap of a few inches open in the center.
Once the edges were sewn together, I pulled the fabric through the gap I left in the center of the stitching so the right side of the fabric was on the outside and the seams were hidden inside.
Finally, I tied the tails onto the scrunchie, and I had an adorable new hairpiece!
I’m sure I’m going to get a lot of use out of these hair accessories. Let me know which of these DIYs is your favorite. And, of course, if you make any of these projects, I’d love to see how they turn out.
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