DIY Hairsticks! Easy to make and fun to wear!

Hi friends! Today I will share a fun hair accessory that is inexpensive to make using supplies from Papermart!

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Watch this video to see how to make and use them:

Supplies for the Organza Ribbon Flower Hairsticks:

  • 2 3/4 organza ribbon in pink and 7/8″ wide in green
  • scissors
  • wire
  • cute bead or button
  • wire cutter and needle nose pliers
  • skinny dowel
  • pencil sharpener
  • fine sandpaper, waved paper, awl and a small saw or cutting tool
  • hot glue

Directions:

  1. Prepare the hairsticks by cutting a small dowel into 6″ long sections. Sharpen one end with a pencil sharpener and sand smooth, buff with waxed paper.
  2. Wrap 2 3/4″ wide organza ribbon around your hand 4 times and cut. Cut through the folds on each side of the ribbon so you have 8 squares of organza. Stack them up randomly so they do not line up and make a hole in the center with an awl or needle. Cut a 4″ piece of wire and slide a bead or button in the center and pull the wire to the back and securing with a small twist. Push the wire ends through the hole in the ribbon. Holding the flower by the wire make a few snips in the organza and gently heat the flower over a candle. Make sure you move the flower so all of the layers get curled.
  3. Wrap the wire ends around the blunt end of the hairstick and the add a bit of glue and wrap a foot of 7/8″ wide green organza ribbon over the wire, tie the ends in a double knot to secure.

feathersticks

Directions for the Feather Hairsticks:

  1. Prepare the hairsticks by cutting a small dowel into 6″ long sections. Sharpen one end with a pencil sharpener and sand smooth, buff with waxed paper.
  2. Select feathers for hairsticks. I used a combination of turkey and guinea feathers from Papermart. Hot glue the ends of the feathers an inch from the blunt end of the dowel.
  3. Place a thin bead of hot glue along the area where the feathers are glued to the stick then tightly wrap rat-tail cord around the base of the feathers until they reach the bare dowel. This gives the hairsticks a neat appearance and keeps the feathers secure.
  4. Embellish with beads and rhinestones as desired.

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I hope you enjoyed these projects and til next time happy crafting!

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10 Responses

  1. You are awesome!!!!! Love it!!!!

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  2. I just love your energy on all your tutorials. Looking foward to more watercolor ones. How about more watercolor and stamps.

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  3. Hi Lindsay :)
    Wonderful idea for the hair!
    Thanks!
    Take care.

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  4. very cute Lindsay! i used to make things similar back in the 70’s (but yours have better designs! lol :) ) i love when old things become new again! tfs always

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  5. Adorable, Lindsay. Sassy, friendly, silent statements of fun and frolic! Thanks for the chuckles. Annette “:O)

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  6. These are gorgeous, I love them! ~Diane

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  7. Super cute idea! Tfs

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  8. Yay! Bring back the old fashioned fascinator!! These hair sticks are very cute. I know my (now 20) daughter would have loved these.

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  9. My grandkids would love these. Thanks – great idea.
    Just got some prismacolor pencils (the 72 set), tried to blend with a blender pen & failed. What am I doing wrong, or don’t these blend at all???
    Sure hope I haven’t wasted the $$ I spent on this set.
    Any help from you would be GOLDEN.
    Thanks

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