How to Make a DIY Hair Clip and Scrunchie With Dollar Store Supplies

by Janel
8 Materials
15 Minutes

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.

Tools and materials:

  • Large snap clips
  • E6000 glue
  • Toothpicks
  • Flat-backed jewel stickers
  • Thin scarf
  • Sewing elastic
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
Dollar store hair clip

Basic DIY Hair Clip

Remove any coverings

The hair clips I bought had a plastic covering on them which I removed, leaving me with a plain silver clip.

Easy DIY hair clip

Apply glue

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. 

DIY sparkly hair clip

Attach the jewels

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.

DIY crystal hair 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.

Crystal hair clip

Let them dry

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.

Completed hair clips

Cut the scarf

Scrunchie with tails

Cut the scarf in half

The scarf I bought from the dollar store was quite long, so to start my project, I cut the scarf in half.

Cut a strip of fabric

Fold over one side

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.

Create a tube

Sew the fabric

I created a tube of fabric by sewing the long edges of the fabric together and leaving the short edges open.

Turn the tube right side out

Turn the tube right side out

Next, I pulled the fabric through one of the open ends of the tube so the seam was hidden on the inside.

Cut some elastic

Cut a piece of elastic

I measured a piece of elastic about the size of an average hair elastic, and cut it.

Make a scrunchie

Insert the elastic into the tube and close up the ends

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.

Cut pointed ends

Cut fabric for the tails

With the rest of the fabric, I folded it in half lengthwise and cut across the corners to create two pointed ends.

Leave a gap in the middle

Sew the edges

Then I sewed all the open edges together but left a gap of a few inches open in the center.

Turn the fabric right side out

Turn the fabric right side out

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.

Tie the tails onto the scrunchie

Tie the tails to the scrunchie

Finally, I tied the tails onto the scrunchie, and I had an adorable new hairpiece!

Completed scrunchie with tails

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.

Suggested materials:
  • Large snap clips
  • E6000 glue
  • Toothpicks
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  • Nwow Nwow on Apr 08, 2021

    This is great i'm always on the hunt for cute bobbypins since my hair is so thin but I always go back to those boring hair clips no more thanks!♡