10 DIY Holiday Hair Accessories Anyone Can Make

Alle Connell
10 DIY Holiday Hair Accessories Anyone Can Make
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The holidays are officially here, and that means one thing: it’s party time. And if you’re anything like us, you know you can’t show up to your family Thanksgiving with a boring hairstyle—you need something a little fun and unusual. That’s where these DIY holiday hair accessories come in; and no, you don’t have to be Martha Stewart to make them. Sparkly, sleek and gorgeous, these aren’t your average headband—and that’s why we love them. Check out these ten beautiful DIYS and take your holiday hair to another level of fabulousness.

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If you have a broken necklace, earring or brooch, repurpose it as a chic hair accessory. All you need to do is hot glue the accessory onto a bobby pin—let the size and weight of the jewelry determine the size of the pin needed—then allow it to dry and wear nestled in a messy updo or near the front of your hair as a gorgeous punctuation mark.

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Bows are back in a big way this season—and keeping them in dark shades like black, maroon and navy silk keeps them from looking too childish. Because it can be almost impossible to tie an even bow into your hair, tie the fabric around the loop of a U-shaped bobby pin, then slide it into your hair. You won't have to worry about it coming untied, and it looks gorgeous in every hairstyle.

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If you're more of a ribbon minimalist, wrapping a bright shade around the base of a low ponytail several times and letting the ends hang loose is the perfect way to add some interest to an otherwise ordinary hairstyle.

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Flowers aren't just for spring—a few sprigs pulled off a silk arrangement and sprinkled artfully throughout a messy updo makes for a gorgeous party-ready look. Think white gardenias or small red roses for fall and winter; talk about beautiful!

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If you have a broken necklace, pin either end about two inches behind your ears for a gorgeously sparkly headband! You can also string it throughout a messy updo or around a braided bun for a more restrained hint of sparkle.

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A silk scarf neatens up even the most basic bun; fold your scarf into a long strip, then wrap several times around your hair, tucking the ends underneath—or letting them hang loose in a kind of a sixties relaxed style.

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Have a beautiful piece of lace or crocheting? Stitch it to two long pieces of ribbon and voila, a beautifully elegant headband. Wear it near your hairline with a sleek updo for a not-too-precious look.

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If you have some large decorative sequins, glue them onto velcro dots and stick them throughout your hair. Cut the dots into smaller sections so that you can't see the white backing when they're adhering to your hair!

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For a sleek look, take a length of light-colored leather and paint it with silver nail polish. Allow it to fully dry, then wrap the leather around the base of your ponytail. It looks like metal, but it's flexible and won't damage your hair.

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If you have a wider piece of leather, you can hot glue flat studs to it for a badass babe headband that looks gorgeous with hair worn up or down. Secure with pins near the base of your neck, or thread some ribbon through and tie it more loosely—it all depends on what is most comfortable for you.

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