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30+ DIY Hair Accessories

 When I was little, my sisters and I all had long hair and my mom typically kept it up in a ponytail with huge 90s bangs.  Which was fine, but in 5th grade I took it upon myself to start fixing my own hair and learn how to style it in other ways besides a ponytail.  Now with my daughter, I love to try new styles and fun accessories.   My daughter is old enough now to have an opinions, that is why I decided to put together a great list of simple DIY hair accessories so she had some options and ideas on what we could do.
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If you are in looking for fun hair accessory ideas, try Pinterest.  Pinterest is one of my favorite places to find new hair styles and accessory ideas.  In fact, I even have my own Hair Pinterest Board for inspiration and to save great ideas.

Now, if you are looking to get started making hair accessories, here are a few materials, tools and gadgets you might want to add to your collection.


Tools for Making DIY Hair Accessories

  • Hair Clips and Barrettes - you'll want a lot in several sizes.  Luckily you can buy them in bulk.
  • Headbands - I usually buy mine at the dollar store because they are inexpensive and work well.
  • Small hand sewing kit - needle, thread, small scissors.  One like this would be perfect for making bows.
  • E6000 adhesive - I've found this to be the best adhesive for hair accessories.  It takes longer to dry, but those bows aren't going anywhere
  • You might also want to look into getting a Bowdabra or a Bow Maker if you want to make a lot of bows
  • Materials you might want to stock up on
    • Felt
    • Cotton Fabrics
    • Leather
    • Grossgrain and Satin Ribbons
  • Store all those bows and hair accessories on a Hair Bow Canvas



DIY Hair Accessory Projects

Now, here are some great projects for inspiration and to get you on your way to hair accessory heaven.

















































































































I hope this collection of DIY hair accessories gave you some inspiration and ideas.  If you are still looking for a great beginners guide to hair bows, check out this book 50 Ribbons, Rosettes and Bows to Make.  I learned a ton from this book.