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There’s no denying it, nothing’s cuter than a little girl with a fancy bow – even better when you’ve made it yourself! If you need more ideas for ways to pretty up your daughter’s tresses, we’ve got all the inspiration you need. From clips, to headbands and everything in between, we’ve got you covered. Some of these DIY’s are so easy, your little girl can do them herself! Check out our 30 adorable DIY hair accessories for girls and break out of the plain Jane barrette rut!
Melted Bead Barrettes – Not only is this a cute clip for her hair, but she’ll also love making this fun craft with you! Just melt regular pony beads in the oven!
Hanging Seed Bead Clips – This cute and quirky accessory harkens back to the hair wraps of the 80’s and 90’s. They’re also a fun craft, especially for a tween!
Ribbon Butterfly Hair Clips – You can make these for your little one with just a bit of ribbon and effort! Including a korker ribbon makes it that much more cute!
Cabochon Flower Clips – You’ve probably seen a dozen tutorial for fake flower clips, but these have a cute cabochon middle! You could mix up the colors for some added pizazz!
Easy Lace Bow Clip – This little lace bow is the perfect size for your baby or kiddo to sport when she wants just a touch of fancy.
Easy Felt Flower Hair Clips – Not only are these hair clips easy to make, but they’re super versatile and inexpensive as well! Adding buttons and leaves in different ways makes the possibilities nearly endless!
Felt Bow Clips – Here felt bows in two different varieties! These will be a snap to whip up since all you do it cut them out and glue them together!
Super Easy Bow Clip – Whether you know how to sew or not, these super easy, no-sew bows are a great alternative to the more complicated version. They come together in a snap, so you can make a ton in rainbow colors for your girly girl!
Button Bobby Pins – Chances are you’ve got some cute, mismatched or vintage buttons in your stash that would make adorable hair pins.
Covered Button Bobby Pins – And if you like making covered buttons, you can put those on bobby pins too!
Twinkle Star Bobby Pins – Are easier to make than they look – all you need are some simple materials, like felt, glitter and mod podge. And they make a whimsical, sparkly statement!
Butterfly Bobby Pins – These cute butterflies are also made from felt, then sewn onto a bobby pin in profile to look as if a butterfly has just landed on your locks.
Pinwheel Bobby Pin – Speaking of whimsical, these charming fabric pinwheels perch perfectly on a bobby pin and give a nod to carefree summer days.
Prickly Posie Bobby Pins – To make these floral bobbies, you’ll simply need a bunch of fabric circles of the same size. Cutting them with a point yields a cute variation on the proper rounded posies.
Button Elastics – Remember the elastic hair ties of your youth, with fun plastic shapes and large baubles you could wrap around your pigtails? Now you can make your own with buttons and hair elastics!
Hair Bow Elastics – Chic and classy little bows that won’t fall out of fine hair? It’s true! These bows are attached to a hair elastic which makes them easy to use and virtually unmovable.
Tulle Hair Bow – Fluffy bows made out of tulle are the perfect accessory for any princess or fairy! They’re easy to make and could use up any tulle scraps you might have.
Big Bow – What little head doesn’t need a gargantuan bow atop? The tutorial for this behemoth includes the bow alone, but you can easily glue or sew it to a barrette or headband.
Korker Bows – You can make those super cute curly cue hair bows with nearly no effort whatsoever! Skip the hair aisle, and use wet grosgrain ribbon wrapped around some skinny dowels then heated and dried in the oven.
Simple Ribbon Bows – These little cuties are adorable and take no time – since they’re simply ribbon in a bow shape! No fabric, measuring, cutting, sewing, etc. It’ll be easy to make a whole crazy palette of colors and patterns.
No Sew Headbands – If you’ve got some extra knit fabric on hand and a glue gun in your arsenal, you can whip up some comfy, soft headbands for your girls.
Twisted Turban Headband – This turban inspired head wrap is an easy sew. Made mini-sized for your toddler or girl it’ll be even cuter!
Paper Flower Headband – Paper mulberry flowers line this plastic headband, making a crown of tiny purple blossoms fit for a princess.
Knotted Head Tie – Here’s a retro take on the average fabric headband. There’s an easy to follow pattern included in the tutorial so you can’t go wrong.
Felt Leaf Garland Headband – These colorful, miniature leaves are cut from felt then sewn together in a garland. Make a headband of greens for spring and one of fall colors for Thanksgiving!
Bejeweled Flower Headband – These puffy, bedazzled flowers look boutique bought, but are actually quite easy to put together. They’re perfect for tweens to tackle.
Rolled Fabric Rose Headband – Put your scrap fabric and glue gun to good use rolling up some rosettes for some fabulous hair decor!
Scrappy Knit and Felt Headbands – These scrappy headbands are made from knit pieces and are easy to sew together. All of the flower accessories are created from felt and there’s directions for each different blossom, bow and heart!
Headband Fascinator – You can create truly stunning fascinators with satin rosettes, netting or lace, pearl accents and feathers. They’ll dress up any photo shoot or special occasion!
Satin Flower Fascinator – Satin ribbon turned into flowers, swiss dot tulle, netting and rhinestones make up this cute fascinator. Perfect for afternoon tea with the queen. Make some for your next girly party!
Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com
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Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin’ and Instagram.