Monday, August 6, 2012

DIY Hair Accessories in 5 Minutes or Less

I love accessories: bags, jewelry, shoes, hair stuff, you name it. My girls seem to have taken after me. I stopped in to Michaels on Saturday and spotted some adorable flower embellishments on clearance. They came home with me for $1.39 a pair. I wanted to show you how to make some simple DIY Hair Accessories. They'll take you 5 minutes (or less!) to put together. Great for back to school!
DIY Hair Accessories in 5 Minutes or Less, from Serenity Now


Supplies:
DIY Hair Accessories in 5 Minutes or Less, from Serenity Now

-Embellishments of any kind (these are simple fabric/tulle flowers)
-Hot Glue Gun (extra glue stick is optional)
-Alligator Clips

*You can find alligator clips at craft stores, but I also buy them at beauty supply stores, like Sally. Around the holidays, craft stores run low on inventory (Etsy sellers, maybe?), but our local beauty supply store always has some in stock.

Instructions:

Heat your glue gun up and gather your supplies.
DIY Hair Accessories in 5 Minutes or Less, from Serenity Now

1. Turn the embellishment over and grab your alligator clip.

2. Add a healthy amount of hot glue to the top of the alligator clip (the part that is slanted). 
Be sure to keep your clip open as you glue so you don't glue the clip shut (hard to photograph that part with one hand!)

3. Press your embellishment (fabric flower, button, lace, whatever) into the hot glue and let it set. 

That's it! Now we have pretty, flirty hair accessories that the girls and I can swap and wear!
DIY Hair Accessories in 5 Minutes or Less, from Serenity Now
DIY Hair Accessories in 5 Minutes or Less, from Serenity Now
DIY Hair Accessories in 5 Minutes or Less, from Serenity Now
DIY Hair Accessories in 5 Minutes or Less, from Serenity Now


Once my glue gun was heated up, I made each of the hair accessories in about a minute. It doesn't get much easier than that! 

What's your favorite quick craft?

18 comments:

Susan said...

Very cute! Thanks for the recommendation on Sally for supplies - I had never thought of that!

I'm glad that you have your header issue resolved!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

This brings back memories. I loved making quick, easy hair bows and flower clips when my girls were little - then you soon are asked to make bows for the whole cheer team :-)

Paula said...

Very cute! Your girls will enjoy wearing these to school this fall.

Sugarr2518 said...

Those are both very cute and it looks super easy! Thanks for sharing:)

Richella said...

Helps to have gorgeous hair like all the T girls! :)

I was just thinking that those alligator clips would be good for more that just hairbows--I'm thinking that some embellishments like the ones you've used could be a cute thing to clip onto a purse, briefcase, coat lapel, etc. Much easier on the material than a pin!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

So cute!! They would definitely cost more than that as hair clips. Fabulous idea!

Barbara said...

Very Nice. My girls would love them. The pink flower is my favorite.

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Too cute! I need to make me some, but maybe less frilly??

Susan Herin said...

What a brilliant idea and so easy to do. Love it! Move over kids, this is one for the grownups, too. :)

Vel Baricuatro-Criste, MD said...

Beautiful clips, but the girls are even more beautiful! l:-)

Kelli W said...

So cute and easy! I wish there were more accessories for boys. All mine wear are belts:)

Debi Bolocofsky said...

I love these. They are really cute. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/apple-cinnamon-roll-pull-aparts-and.html
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above
www.adornedfromabove.com

PS I love your link party. I am there every week.

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

So cute, Amanda! And I love how quick and easy these were to make.

Andrea Turner said...

These are cute. And much simpler that the ones I usually make.

southernscraps said...

Cute and quick! I'll be snooping around the clearance in my Michael's now.

nest of posies said...

so pretty & festive!

xo
kellie

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Gorgeous! Gotta love pretty and easy!

TheSewingLoft said...

Super cute!

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