Unbelievably easy diy hair accessories!
Some take a few seconds to make!
When I first started crafting as an outlet to deal with my chronic disease, hair accessories were my creation of choice. I had spent so much money on custom bows for my daughter throughout the years. My husband ( wanting me to stop wallowing in self-pity and more importantly stop spending so much money on hair stuff lol) suggested I make them myself. That spurred me on and after hours spent on Pinterest, I was hooked. 🙂
I made some elaborate bows in the last year and I do love creating those. But sometimes, you just need something pretty and easy. I had the school mornings when my daughter wanted something different and I had only a few minutes to come up with that something.
So here are my easy and quick hair accessories. No sewing or hot gluing required!
I love buttons. I don’t know what is so attractive about buttons but they make me happy! And I have a LOT of them!
For this one all you need is buttons with big eyes (big enough to slip hair elastic through).
It literally took me a minute to complete all 5 of these. I usually get the elastic from the dollar store ( they come in packs of about 30)!
Another button hair craft I love is when I make my own button! I cover a button in fabric and then loop the elastic through the eye on the back of the button after it’s assembled.
You can see the two parts of the button in the top right picture. The buttons I buy come with the tool needed( the clear plastic cicrle in the top left picture).
The best buttons I have found are the Maxant buttons ( the ones pictures are size 45, 1 1/8 inch. I get mine from Amazon and have always been happy with them.
2. Hair elastic and ribbons, fabric, tulle …..
This one will take longer depending on the material used. But it’s still an easy way to make a custom hair tie without sewing or gluing.
This one took me the longest to complete. I cut my ribbons in equal lengths ( 6 inches) and had to tie them around the elastic. I didn’t burn the ends( like I usually would when working with ribbon) but I would recommend it so the ribbons won’t fray. And in hindsight I would cut the ribbons a bit shorter.
I think this one turned out really well! I used my pinking shears to cut the strips of fabric ( I made them over 4 inches long). This one was quicker to complete than the ribbon one and I think it turned out better. Great use for fabric scraps!
This one was a spur of the moment creation while I was photographing everything else. It took me about a minute. You can make it like this or continue tying tulle all the way around the elastic. Tulle is so easy to work it!
3. Snap clips
Snap clips come in all kinds of colors but if you have some basic colors like silver or black, you can dress them up really quickly.
I used some lace and I think think they turned out cute and unique. I just looped the lace through the middle of the snap clip and then pulled the ends of the lace through the loop. I tried the loop on the front and back and I think I like the loop through the back better ( top right picture).
What are your favorite ways to make quick and easy hair accessories?