We Love These 6 DIY Hair Clips So Much, Maybe We’ll Never Wear Our Hair Without One Again

published Aug 30, 2019
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We promise that hair clips aren’t just a thing of the ’90s! The accessory is back in full force, and while there are plenty of styles to shop, it can be more fun to create a totally customizable piece that’s different than what everyone else owns. If you’re short on time or not 100 percent confident in your crafting skills, fear not—the stellar hair clip DIYs below are all super manageable.

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Go glam with jewels

Maegan Tintari of Love Maegan jazzed up some oversized clips with strands of faux pearls and crystals, and we’re big fans of the sophisticated look. She advises working with flat barrettes over rounded ones, but experimented with both styles, as seen above. It’s time to start rifling through your drawer of neglected costume jewelry!

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Take a festive spin

Feeling whimsical? These pinwheel hair clips are perfect for kids or really anyone who wants to make their ‘dos more fun. Amaryllis of Oh Oh Deco used faux leather pieces to make the pinwheels, opting for a few different shades.

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Try a luxe bow

Elisa of Francine’s Place crafted this chic velvet bow clip, which we think would be especially perfect for fall and the holiday season. Bonus: You don’t need to purchase a ton of supplies to make one, because all you need is a basic hair clip, a piece of ribbon, and some needle and thread.

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Shine with sequins

Bring on the spunk with this sequined watermelon clip. The project is a bit more advanced, but Marisa Lynch of New Dress a Day carefully outlines the process step by step on her blog. It would make an adorable end-of-summer accessory and the perfect addition to a fruit-themed Halloween costume!

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Go sweet with a twist

Make a pearl hair clip in the color of your choosing using instructions from Emma of Make & Fable. She skillfully used clear thread to attach each bead to the metal clip, and the end result looks absolutely stunning.

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Get herringbone happy

We can never say no to an accessory in one of our favorite patterns. Sarah Urquhart of Urk-Art designed this herringbone hair clip that looks super fancy but is quite simple to make.