Monday, August 1, 2011

"a" is for accessories

hi everybody!
so here it is. letter A!
i rounded up some awesome accessories i love for hair these days.
plus, some fun hair accessory tutorials.

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now on to the fun stuff!


1. polka dot suede hair bow
seems super easy to make! get some leather (or thick fabric or felt!) cut 4 teardrop shapes, bump the material to add some texture, hot glue like a mad man, and wrap the center with ribbon. CUTE!
2. leather cuff around high bun
for those of you who don't have super long or thick hair and can't quite create an LC high top bun, add a little leather cuff to make the bun appear thick!
3. lace & fabric head wrap
again, make this! you might have to break out the sewing machine for this one. get a piece of lace ribbon, measure it to your head, sew on a piece of cute fabric to each end of the lace and tie at the neck.
4. ivory roses headband
tutorial for how to make lace roses that look similar to these at the bottom of this post. add to any headband. easy!
5. metal hair clip
in high school i had a pair of earrings i didn't love in my ears, but still loved :) so i attached them to a bobby pin and stuck them in my hair! take a great piece of jewelry and glue to a clip... it will look something like this one!
6. flowers and confetti veil
just one flower is boring with this ensemble. pop in flowers galore, get some netting or tulle, and glue circles from the inside of your 3 whole punch on the netting. pin it up and you are rockin a party look in an instant!
7. crochet hair bow
i got one of these at a local fair the other day for $0.75! mine was made from yarn, and i adore it. a very cute addition to a ponytail. if you have a tutorial for something similar, let me know and i will link you here!
8. butterfly leather cuff
remember these? they are back! (at least in my opinion. hee.) add to the top of your ponytail, or around a top knot like in #2. ^^^
9. crochet pom pom elastics
can be made an easy way too with pom poms (may not be as adorable as these, but still cute). get a hair elastic, cut it open, take a needle of some sort and attach to the end of the elastic. poke a whole through the pom pom and pull it through. re glue the elastic.
10. felt rose
easy to make i am sure. i am breaking out the felt soon! let's make some felt hair creations! possibilities are endless. i'm all for something that can be easily hot glued :)
11. embellished hair pins
adorable little things. perfect way to add some pizazz to a simple style.


<<<< lace rose clip tutorial >>>>


  1. Hi! I found you from Add a Pinch's Mingle Monday! I love these two headbands, I'm definitely going to have to try to make them.

  2. Um.... HELLO! Why didn't you tell me you had a craft blog?!? I love it!

    xoxo, Ashley J @

  3. hello, thanks for stopping by my blog. I'd be just tickled pink for you to use a link or picture or whatever you want. Thanks for making my day, Maria

  4. Thank you so much for linking up at Tuesday Time Out Link Up Party! So glad to have you on board! Love your blog!

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  5. What a bunch of GREAT ideas! The tie headband is by far my favorite! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  6. you have such great ideas! i seriously love your blog. i'm following you now :) if you get the chance, check mine out too!!

    lindsay @

  7. This necktie tutorial is so unique! I love it! You did a fabulous job :)


  8. I know this is an older post at this point, but I wanted to drop a note to say thanks for your necktie headband. My father is recently deceased and when helping clear his things out I found a tie I had bought him in Scotland when I was sixteen. I couldn't let it go, and my husband is unlikely to wear a tartan tie, so it's been languishing in my drawer. This gives me a nice way to wear it, and remember my dad at the same time.

  9. Or I guess it's not an older post... Thanks. :)

  10. LOVE the necktie headband!! Super cute :)

    Found you via Lil Luna :)


  11. LOVE the necktie headband! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:


  12. i love it all! the necktie headband is awesome. thanks so much for sharing the tutorial!

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  14. What a great idea! Can't wait to go thru my husbands ties and make one of these! love it!!

  15. Hi, friend! You've got so much creativity and I'm admiring them all. Can you please share your creative posts at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :).

    Btw, I also have a blog party called Market Your Biz and Giveaways so please feel free to link up your online shop and giveaways on Tuesday at 5 pm.

  16. love the tie to headband tutorial especially. I will be featuring it tonight on Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  17. dude...that is your newest follower!

  18. Love that clever necktie headband! I want to go thrifting for neckties now! :)

  19. So adorable! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

  20. Great tutorial! Such an interesting way to repurpose a tie. I included it in my roundup of fabulous and free headband tutorials and you can check it out here:

  21. i love this tutorial... its help me


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