DIY Hair Accessories

From hair clips to headbands, pins and even fascinators, crafting DIY hair accessories is only half the fun! The other half is wearing them. Browse all of our hair accessory ideas below for inspiration and click on any project image for detailed instructions.

DIY Witch Hat: A “Witch-y” Headband


Witches are a staple in Halloween-y costumes. I was a witch last year. I intend on being one this year, too. It’s a costume that can build on things I already have on my wardrobe. Long black skirt? Check. Black shirt? Check. Broom? Got it. Witchy attitude? Pffft…. if need be, I can bring it. But the hat is something you need to complete the outfit! And for just a few bucks and five minutes of your time, you can whip up {Read More}

How to Make a Ring From Vintage Earrings


My sisters and I inherited quite an eclectic collection of costume jewelry from our grandmother. Some of the jewelry was broken, and there were some lonely earrings without mates. All of the earrings were clip-on, and some of them were the funny kind of clip-on backs that really pinched! I still loved to wear them when I was little, and learned early on that sometimes a woman sacrifices comfort to look cute! When I started seeing large cocktail rings come {Read More}

Simple Springtime Butterfly Hair Clips


Springtime is such a lovely time. The flowers are starting to show themselves, birds are singing, and before you know it – butterflies will start to flutter around the garden. But until then, we can wear them in our hair. My eldest daughter, Lila, loves to have a bit of fanciness in her hairdos. She loves all sorts of hair accessories, and so I knew that she would be thrilled if I made her hair clips. What’s wonderful is that {Read More}

Washi Tape Hair Pins

Washi Tape Hair Pins from Crafts Unleashed

There are some projects that are so complicated that they take weeks and months to complete (Hello, Plastic Canvas Robot!). These washi tape hair pins are definitely not that kind of project. They come together in a matter of minutes and then you just leave them to dry for a few hours. Does it get any easier?! Supplies needed to make your own washi tape hair pins: Silver Bobby Pins Washi Tape Mod Podge Dimensional Magic EK Success Cutter Bee {Read More}

Feathers and Bling: A Wedding Fascinator


I’m in a hair-accessory phase right now. For some reason, I can’t get enough of barrettes, bobby pins, and hair bling. And the most fabulous and epic of all hair accessories can be found at a wedding. Who doesn’t love a bit of drama in a bride’s hairstyle? Oftentimes, when the words “wedding” or “bride” are attached to something, the price of that object can skyrocket. Creating this simple feathered fascinator is not only simple, but it’s also easy on the {Read More}

Yarn Crafts: DIY Flower Embellishments


You will not believe how easy it is to make these cozy flower yarn crafts! Today we will be making our own flower loom using….(drumroll)…plastic canvas! You can create several looms from one package of plastic canvas. This yarn crafts project is a great craft for kids! I think it would be fantastic for a camp craft, or girl scouts, and a great way to use up yarn that was leftover from other projects. Supplies needed to make your own {Read More}

Make a Knotted Yarn DIY Headband


I don’t knit or crochet, but I do love yarn.  The wide variety of colors and textures make yarn such an appealing medium!  The ruffle yarn at Consumer Crafts caught my eye when I saw it listed in the “Just Added” section of the site, and I knew I wanted to make something with it. This DIY headband is quite literally a five minute craft, not including drying time.  The knot may look intricate, but it’s astonishingly simple to do. {Read More}

Simple Crochet Bow Tutorial


Crocheting may seem intimidating for some people, but it’s actually not that hard.  You have to learn a few basic stitches and the rest are just variations of them.  This is a simple crochet bow project for beginners.  You basically crochet a rectangle and then use yarn to gather the middle to make a bow.  You can use the crochet bow to embellish hats or sweaters, make hair clips or bow ties, or as present toppers.  For this project, I {Read More}

Handmade Gift Challenge: Photo Pendant Bookmarks


Handmade gifts are always the best.  Thoughtful, useful and personalized handmade gifts are even better.  I wanted to make this bookmark for my mother-in-law that loves to read.  She still loves the feel of a physical book (not those “fancy schmanchy Kindles”).  These photo pendant bookmarks are super easy and only requires a few materials.  It’s the perfect gift for the bookworm in your life. I did print on Clear Printable Sheets to give it a cool effect, but you {Read More}