This time of year has us thinking all things sunny, bright and free. We’re shedding our sweaters, putting away our jackets and looking for any excuse we can find to wear tie-dye. It’s safe to say we’re definitely embracing our inner flower child and obsessing over all the hippie inspired fashion we’re seeing everywhere. Tie-dye is the perfect way to add some of that boho flair to your wardrobe if this kind of style makes you a little nervous or you’re wanting to branch out but still find versatile pieces for your closet. Aside from tie-dye, we’ve also been seeing hair pieces popping up everywhere from American Eagle to Free People that have us craving a little more of a carefree vibe. It got us thinking about how we could make our own hair accessory for next to nothing and give ourselves another way to throw some extra hippie love into an everyday look. You should be able to make this hair accessory for less than ten dollars and if you’ve done any of our past DIY’s then you definitely have all of the materials already on hand!
We love the idea of being wild and free. Who can’t use more of that in their life? These hair clips remind us that some of the best days are those carefree, wind in your hair, nothing scheduled days. So, clip in that bad boy in and embrace your day!
Thin gold wire
Hot glue gun or any kind of craft glue
Cut leather cording in three equal pieces, each 12-16” in length.
Pop open hair clip and insert all three pieces of leather cording into clip, a little can hang over the top you will cut this off. Now pop the hair clip closed.
3. Cut 12” of wire thread and insert through two holes of the hair clip as pictured.
4. While holding hair clip firm in one hand use the other hand to wrap your wire around the three pieces of leather cording. Wrap until there is no wire left (you may need to trim the end off so it’s not sharp). The tighter the better, this is going to secure the leather to the clip.
5. Once you’ve wrapped your wire around the cording, rotate the hair clip so the wire twists together, creating a rope like effect.
6. Now you’re ready to add some beads, there’s no rule on how many or how much. Get creative and make it your own! It’s important to find beads that fit the cording. We also added a braid to one of ours so that’s an option too. You can braid a little of the cording then add beads to the end.
7. Lastly, secure the feather to the bottom of the cording with a little hot glue. Slide the last bead over the very end of the cording then squeeze a little hot glue into the end of the bead and insert the feather. Hold the feather for a couple seconds so it has time to stick. The bead and the feather should cover the end of the cord.