30+ Crafty Hair Clips, Bows & Accessories
Looking for crafty ideas for making assorted hair accessories? You’ve hit the jackpot with this list! Here are dozens of different clips, barrettes, bows and ponytail holders to make using a variety of materials and techniques, many are suitable for both children and adults. I had so many headbands to share that I created a separate list for them, you’ll find the free tutorials on this page. Also check out the ribbon flowers and the fabric flower collections, these can easily be attached to clips as well. And don’t miss the bonus projects listed at the bottom (to keep things organized). Have fun!
Korkers: Ribbon is first curled by wrapping around a wood dowel then baking in a low oven. Once curled, ribbons are attached to clips of your choice.
Rose Barrettes: A rose is made from felt with a bit of hand sewing (free pdf pattern download) and then attached to a snap barrette.
Felt Covered Barrettes: Plain metal barrettes are covered with wool felt and then embellished with buttons or bits of felt.
Flower: Fabric circles are stacked and sewn together with a few stitches, a bead or button attached to the center then glued to bobby pins.
Felt Bow: Simple felt bows are hand sewn and then bobby pins are attached with either glue or by sewing.
Poms: Knit scraps are hand sewn together to make poms then attached to alligator clips, head bands or pony tail holders.
Bottle Cap: You’ll need decorative paper, bottle caps, mod podge, craft flowers, ribbon, a glue gun and a 1″ round punch for this project.
Felt Covered: Circles of felt are embellished with crocheted flowers or whatever you like then cover a hairclip.
Ribbon: Easy! Strips of embroidered ribbon are first sewn into pockets to hold the hair clip then after inserted, stitch closed (or hot glue can be used).
Fabric Covered: Made with scraps of pretty fabric, batting and then hand sewn over clip to cover.
Crafty Button Ponytail Holders: Buttons are covered with fabric and attached to a hair elastic with 20 gauge craft wire.
Tulle Ponytail Holder: A basic pom pom is made with tulle then sewn to an elastic hair band, easy peasy!
Lace Flower Bobby Pin: Sweet little flower made with lace trim, felt, a button and a glue gun (attach to a large bobby pin to wear).
DIY Ribbon Bobby Pins: Ribbon is woven through Goody Bobby Pins and secured in place with a bit of glue.
Scrunchie: A scrunchie is made by covering elastic with a fabric casing then a matching bow is made to attach, embellish with rhinestones or beads of your choice if you like.
Fabric Scrunchies: All that’s needed to make these are a scrap of pretty fabric and a bit of elastic.
Boutique: A big floppy bow is made with decorative ribbon and then attached to a clip.
Ribbon: Pretty double sided ribbon is made into a bow and then attached to a metal clip with hot glue.
DIY Bobby Pins: Make fabric covered buttons then attach to bobby pins with pads.
Elastic Ties: A quick tip for using “fold over elastic” or “FOE” bought by the yard (both solids and prints).