Originally posted on Crafting a Green World.
Transform your old earrings, brooches, or vintage buttons into unique DIY hair accessories!
I love hair accessories, but sometimes it seems like everyone is wearing the same ones from big box stores! To avoid wearing the exact same accessories, I like to create my own accessories from vintage items that I find at thrift stores and garage sales. Not only are they unique, but repurposing items allows me to skip the impact of buying new. What items could you turn into a hair accessory? Go through your stash and choose items that you can revamp!
What You Will Need:
1. A hair pin of some sort. I used a bobby pin.
2. An earring, brooch, or botton. I used a vintage earring that I bought at a garage sale.
3. Hot glue/hot glue gun
4. Pliers and/or scissors
How To Do It:
1. If you have an earring or brooch, you’ll need to remove the back piece. I used a combination of pliers and scissors to remove the back part of my earring.
2. With your hot glue gun, carefully glue the earring to the top of your hair pin. I glued mine to the end part of the pin, but the placement is up to you.
Can you believe that’s it? Now I have a one-of-a-kind hair pin that matches my style. I can’t wait to make more accessories like these DIY hair accessories, these that are made with recycled materials, and this awesome 5 minute headband! If you’re not up to making your own hair accessories, consider buying handmade ones from Etsy, like these adorable headbands from Lynn Minney.