DIY Hair Accessories

DIY Hair Accessories

Who else is obsessed with the hair accessory trend that’s been all around the internet lately? I absolutely love this trend! Especially the ones that contain statement words and I thought why not recreate this trend and make it say something unique to myself? In this blog post, I will show you how to create your very own hair accessories personalized to you!

What you will need:

  • Bobby pins in various lengths (Wal-Mart)
  • Charm bracelet letters (Amazon)
  • J-B Kwik Weld or adhesive of your choice (Amazon)
  • Optional: Beads of your choice (shown below are cedar beads, turquoise beads and faux pearls)

Let’s get started!

  1. The first thing you want to do is map out what you want your hair accessories to say. In this case, I chose the words “Walk in Beauty” and “Indigenous Goddess”. Having an assortment of bobby pin lengths to choose from is helpful if you have a longer word you want to spell out. Be creative and have fun!
  2. Now that you have your words chosen and ready to go, mix equal parts of each J-B Kwik Weld tube. This is what will bond the letters to the bobby pins. You will want to work quick since, after six minutes, this mixture will harden. Use a toothpick to place this mixture where you want the first letter to sit on the bobby pin and slide the charm letter on. Repeat until you have all letters on the bobby pin. Make any needed adjustments before the letters set.
  3. Let your DIY hair creations fully cure before wearing (about 4-6 hours). Take some photos and tag me on Instagram so I can admire your artwork!

Helpful Tips:

  1. Before permanently bonding the letters onto the bobby pin, slide the letters onto the pin spelling out what you want it to say and see how it will look in your hair. Depending on which side of your head you plan on wearing this hair accessory, the placement of the letters and the way the bobby pin lays matters so test it out before bonding!
  2. Bond the charm letters to the flat side of the bobby pin. This works best since the charm letters are able to lay flat.
  3. Since the J-B Kwik Weld sets within six minutes of being mixed, I would mix together a small amount at a time to bond one word onto a bobby pin and then remix for the second word. This way I would not waste the mixture. Make sure to read all instructions for the J-B Kwik Weld product before using.

Optional:

I decided to make an assortment of hair accessory designs using cedar beads, turquoise beads and pearls. (I initially used a hot glue gun for these, but the beads started to fall off within a couple of days) You can either use the J-B Kwik Weld or a jewelry adhesive to secure the beads to the bobby pins to create some unique hair accessories!

The Final Result:

I will definitely be rocking these hair accessories all spring long! I can’t wait to see what you make so be sure to tag me on Instagram so that I can see your hair accessory creations! Also, let me know which was your favorite out of all of them in the comments below.

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