54 Charming DIY Hair Accessories
You'll have so much fun making hair accessories when you see how easy they are to make. There are a lot of web pages about how to make hair accessories, but many of them don't have instructions on how to make the particular accessory, be it a hair bow, a hair clip or a headband.
I've gathered together a nice group of hair accessory projects, that you can make, which include a nice picture and the name of the website where you can get instructions for making the hair accessory.
It is amazing to me how many different and unique ways there are to make hair bows. I did notice that so many of the bow ideas could be changed slightly so the item could be used to make a hair clip or a headband also. I guess that is what crafting is really all about taking an idea and making it work for a particular need we have.
To make the cute felt flower headband shown above, go to iCandy handmade for the instructions.
1. Loopy Surround Bow
You'll love making this loopy surround bow for a hair bow when you see how easy it is to make them. The tutorial is found at Girly Things. Imagine all the different colored bows you'll be able to make and wear.
2. How to make Hair Bows Tutorial
This is a very good and easy to understand tutorial on how to make hair bows. Go to A Beautiful Mess for the tutorial.
3. Braided Fabric Headbands
You can easily make these attractive braided fabric headbands by following the instructions that you'll find at ALISA BURKE . So easy to make that you can have a headband for any outfit.
4. Five Strand Braided Headband
I plan on making some of these for my little granddaughters. They are super easy to make using strips of old tee shirts. The girls will love helping make them too. Go to Make It & Love It for the instructions.
5. Button Flower Hair Clip
The site where you'll find the directions for this hair bow project is actually a foreign language site, but there are step-by-step directions that makes these a snap to make. Go to Live Internet to find the step-by-step instructions.
6. Dolly Hair Pretties
Not only will your little girl want a little doll for her hair, she'll want to make some for her friends also. Go to FUN FAMILY CRAFTS to see how easily they are put together.
7. Bridal Hair Accessory
Imagine the money you'll save by making your own bridal hair pieces for your wedding. You'll find the directions for this beautiful bridal accessory at The Craft Nest.
8. Pom Pom Flower Headband
Isn't this just the cutest little headband? You'll be surprised at how easily it is made by following the directions at Trey & Lucy.
9. Flower Girl Headband
You'll have to imagine this headband in your bridal colors for your flower girl, or bridesmaids. I can picture three of these flowers and a short tulle veil for the bridesmaids. Find the instructions on assembling this headband at The Craft Nest.
10. Corkscrew Hair Bows
Making ribbon into the corkscrew shape is easier than you'd imagine. You'll find out how to do that and the rest of the instructions for making these hair bows at Craft Rookie.
11. Spirit Ribbons Hair Bow
You'll find a great tutorial for making this spirit ribbons hair bow at UNCOMMON designs.
12. Tulle Ponytail Holder
This is a beautiful look and is inexpensive to make. You could even have a different color for every outfit you own. See the directions at Zakka Life to make this ponytail holder.
13. How to Make a Loopy Hair Bow
14. Petals and Pearls Headband
I love this project that uses an old leather purse for making the flower petals. See all the instructions for making this headband at bubbly nature creations.
15. Spring Felt Flower Headband
You can make a soft, spring felt flower headband for someone you love by going to and following the instructions at I heart nap time.
16. Cheerleader Hair Bow
Gather together a bunch of ribbons with your school colors, and then go to sweetpeas and kisses to find the tutorial to make this cheerleader hair bow.
17. Felt Headband Hair Clip
So Simple and So Cute. This is such an easy to make flower hair clip that you can use as a hair clip alone or attach it to a headband. Find the directions at keep home simple.
18. Feather Flower Headband
This is really a striking look. I love the combination of fabric and feather in this headband. You'll find the tutorial for making this headband at STILL DOTTIE.
19. Fabric Flower Headband
Flowers made using sheer fabrics make very elegant flowers. Then when you add them to a headband, you have a very elegant headband. See how to make this project by going to the Stuffed Duck site.
21. Flower Girl Slides
When you want a simple and elegant look, try these easy to make flower slides. Find the instructions by going to the Soduel site.
22. Hearts Head Band
23. Leather Hair Bow
Certain outfits just beg for a special hair accessory like a leather hair bow. You'll find the instructions to make this hair bow at Chicago Fashion & Flair.
24. Felt Flower Band
Making flowers out of felt is one of the easiest ones to make. See how easy it is to make this extra cute flower headband by going to the Lady With The Red Rocker site.
25. Sassy Hair Bow
The colors pink and black combined with feathers, makes this an outstanding hair bow. Yes, it's sassy too. Find the directions to make it at favecrafts.
26. Ribbon Flower Tutorial
Just imagine all the different colored bows you can make for yourself or to give as gifts. Let Domesticating Michelle help by going to her site for the tutorial.
27. Thanksgiving Boutique Hair Bow
28. Baby & Little Girl Hair Clips
You can easily make a cute hair clip to go with each of the baby's outfits. You'll find the simple directions to make these hair clips at THE Frugal Girls.com.
29. Denim Hairband
You'll love this denim hairband when you've made it from a pair of your favorite old, worn out jeans. Find the instructions for this project at Meijo’s Joy.
30. Butterfly Duct Tape Hair Bow
Today you can purchase duct tape in many different colors and prints. Find some duct tape that you love and go to Doodlecraft for directions on making this butterfly.
31. Poinsettia Hair Bow
You'll find it easy to make this poinsettia hair bow using the tutorial available on the Craft jr website.
32. Studded Turban
This expensive looking turban can be made inexpensively by following the directions on the Trinkets in Bloom website.
33. Fun Bun Bow
This flouncy no-sew bow will be a beautiful accessory for a special outfit. Find this no-sew fun bun tutorial at The ALISON SHOW.
34. Petite Yarn Bow
This is just a little bow but it packs a fashion punch. Make this petite yarn bow following the directions that you'll find at Craft Snob.
35. Heart Hair Bow
I can imagine any girl or young lady would be thrilled to receive a heart hair bow as a gift. You can make cute little Valentine's Day gifts to give with a card. Go to Craft jr to see how easy they are to make.
36. Pasta Hair Bows
Only your imagination will limit you when you start painting and decorating little pasta bows for making these little hair bows. Simply Notable is where you'll find the instructions.
37. Dollar Doily Hair Clip
Lace doilies are very inexpensive if you buy them at a Dollar store. Go to lil blue boo to find the instructions for making a doily hair clip.
38. Star Hair Pins
You'll find a great tutorial to help you make these star hair pins at HELLO WHIMSY BLOG.
39. Hair Bow Tutorial
Although you can choose any color ribbon to make this hair bow, I find the black one shown to be very elegant looking. Go to Skip to my Lou for the tutorial.
40. Ric Rac Flower
It's been so many years since I've used ric rac that I'd forgotten how versatile the item can be. This cute use for ric rac can be found at the RIBBON RETREAT blog.
41. Daisy Hair Clip
I love the bright and cheerful looks of these hair clips. Of course, I think daisies look cheerful anytime. To see how to make daisy hair clips, go to Learning Center for the instructions.
42. Beaded Headband
This headband would look as cute on any aged girl as it does on this adorable little lady. Find the tutorial for making a beaded headband like the one shown above by going to SIMPLY Modern MOM.
43. Rose Petal Headband
I guess I can truthfully say that this is my favorite flower. This rose reminds me of the wild roses that grew in the road ditches when I was a kid. You'll find the instructions to make these rose petal flowers at little INSPIRATION.
44. Pleated Headband
When you go to the CRAFTINESS is not OPTIONAL site you'll see this more casual headband and another more elegant looking one made with a satin type fabric and pearls. Both are very attractive headbands.
45. Sure Stay Felt Hair Bows
Learn how to make felt hair bows that will stay put even in thin hair by finding the instructions at create STUDIO.
46. Jeweled Headband
Here is a headband that could be worn, and appropriate, for almost any occasion. Imagine it worn with a beautiful dress or with jeans...one of those dress up or dress down accessories. Find the directions for making this jeweled headband at Trinkets in Bloom.
47. Crocheted Hair Bows
You'll find a great tutorial for crocheting this little hair bow on the happy together site. Very easy pattern.
48. Baby Do
A hair accessory for the wee babe. This super cute little felt flower for the baby is so easy to make by following the instructions given at Make It & Love It. Darling!
49. Knitted Bow Headband
I've never learned how to knit, so I can't make this headband, but I think it is very attractive. Find the knitting instructions for this headband at Make: Craft.
50. Crocheted Flower Headband
If you can crochet, this is a great gift idea. Think of all the colors you'll be able to make this headband in. Find the instructions at YOU SERIOUSLY MADE THAT?
51. Ric Rac Hair Clip
The Matilda Jane blog gives a wonderful and easy tutorial for making this ric rac flower hair clip. With the huge choice of rick rack colors, it'll be easy to find colors to match or coordinate with any outfit.
52. Fabric Flower Headband
Look what a cute headband can be made with a little fabric, buttons and a headband. See how you can make a flower headband like this by going to the house of SMITHS.
53. Satin Headband
I could see this headband worn for special occasions like weddings, proms, formal parties and dressed for dinner on that spectacular Caribbean cruise. To make this beautiful headband, follow the directions at Trinkets in Bloom.
54. Easter Headband
Find a great tutorial for making this Easter headband at Megan's Closet. Simple, but so beautiful.
© 2013 Loraine Brummer