Let’s Make Hair Accessories.
Making hair accessories out of dress hems, buttons, old fabric, and other things you have around the house. It’s amazing.
This is a great DIY project that is really fun to do with kids, but don’t limit yourself, the adult version provides a great way to up cycle and re purpose old fabric and create DIY hair accessories for penny’s.
-So many of these things you have around the house. Don’t throw away or donate any garment that has a great button. Start saving them for great projects like this. Here are three great hair accessories you can create from thing you have around the house. This one starts with the vertically challenged. I’m not very tall and no matter what I buy it’s always to long for me. I have forever been throwing away those cut off hems. Save them this is really great. Cut off the hem of any polyester shirt or dress. Measure a square 12 inches by 8 inches. Fold outside edges into the center and secure with fabric glue to a square 12 inches by 6 inches.
Now use two elastic ties and join them to make a figure 8 double tie. Add glue to the end of your square, gather and pull through the loop of the elastic and fold over.
Cut two additional pieces 2 inches by 3 inches. Fold and glue to one piece 1.5 inches by 2 inches. This will be the piece you wrap around the gathered edge on the elastic to keep it secure.
The second one I love so much and this can be done for either adults or kids. Buttons are showing up everywhere, so save and up cycle.
Using assorted sizes of buttons, cut a piece of lightweight wire and thread it around an elastic hair tie. Thread both ends through holes of one large button. Add an additional button and twist it all together. Clip the wire and hot glue an additional button on the top. These great hair ties also double as bracelets. Layered they make a colorful statement but can be used when you need them to tie up your hair.
The third project is really great for kids. Buttons, wire, nail polish and hair pins. using wire, thread through one or two layers of buttons. Wire to a hair pin. Wrap securely around the base of the pin and add hot glue to the wire to secure. Turn over and clip onto a piece of folded card stock. This will hold the pins securely so you can paint more easily. Add nail polish to both the button and the upper flat surface of the hair pin.
Don’t worry if you make a mistake, you can use nail polish remover to correct anything.
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