With the seasons changing, many of you may be getting that itch to mix up your look a bit (I know I do!). Your hair is a great place to start, as everything from a new color to a hairstyle can really revamp your look. Those who do not want to go too drastic may just be looking for new hair accessories – and what better additions to your tresses than those you can make yourself? Here are some easy DIY accessories that will certainly satisfy that urge to venture outside of the box!
Double-strand lace headband
This really easy creation can make for quite a feminine look. Take 36 inches of lace or ribbon (depending on what look you are going for) about 1 inch width or smaller, and cut it in half. Also, get 3 ½ inches of braided elastic at ⅜ inch width or larger. Now that you have two strands of lace that is 18 inches long, lay the end of each over each other, and lay the elastic over the top so it overlaps by ¾ of an inch. Stitch by hand or sewing machine to keep the lace and elastic secure. Do the same on the other side, and you can hot glue a ribbon to the ends to create a more finished look and you are all set to go.
Lace flower hair pin
This little accent can bring that extra something to any hairstyle. First, you need to purchase some lace, lay it in front of you and start to stitch the bottom. You should work with 7 inches of lace, and the width depends on how big you want the flower at the end of your do-it-yourself project. After sewing the bottom for about six to seven inches, start to pull the thread so it starts to ruffle and mold your perfect flower. From there, cut the edge, fold down the corner and sew it down – attach this to a piece of felt with a bobby pin through it, and its finished!
Yes, you read right, a ZIPPER headband – and you can do it yourself! All you need is a zipper, which you can easily find at fabric stores, and some bobby pins. Just attach one end of the zipper to one side behind your ear and then do the same on the other side!