54 Charming DIY Hair Accessories

Updated on January 13, 2020
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Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.

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 just include instructions.

I've gathered together a nice group of hair accessory projects with tutorials. Just click on the site name below the picture.

To make the cute felt flower headband shown above, go to Beautiful Skills for the instructions.

1. Funky Loops Bow

You'll love making this loopy surround bow for a hair bow. The tutorial is found at Think Bowtique. 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. Wedding Fascinator with Bling

An inexpensive, but beautiful, hair accessory for a bride. Go to Crafts Unleashed 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 The Hair Bow 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 toSweetpeas 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 Under the Sycamore 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. Bunny Ears Bow Clippie

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.

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. Lace Headband

This cute and simple headband can be made inexpensively by following the directions on the A Beautiful Mess website.

33. Bunny Scrunchies

Make cute little bunny scrunchies of many different Easter colors by going to BraveChics for the instructions and a video.

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. Easy DIY Headband

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. Glitter Barrettes

Be sure to check out how to make these letter cookie cutter barrettes. Find the directions for making these glitter barrettes at A Beautiful Mess.

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 A Common Thread.

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. Jeweled Hairpins

I could see these stylish hairpins worn for special occasions like weddings, proms, formal parties and even everyday occasions. To make these beautiful hair pins, follow the directions at The DIY Dreamer.

54. Easter Headband

Find a great tutorial for making this Easter headband at Megan's Closet. Simple, but so beautiful.

© 2013 Loraine Brummer

Do You Like to Wear Headbands, Hair Clips or Ponytail Holders? - or leave a comment.

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      6 weeks ago

      thanks this so great i like infact i love youre website

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      4 years ago from chichester

      I cannot wait to try making some of these! Great hub :)

    • Fiona Jean Mckay profile image


      4 years ago from South Africa

      How have I not come across this hub before? Too many cool ideas - i will pin it, tweet it, etc. so that I never lose the link!

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      6 years ago

      Such cute things - I'm bookmarking this one!

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      6 years ago

      Thank-you for compiling all of these great sites in one spot! Made it easy for me to try this new craft.


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