4 DIY Hair Pieces for Your Wedding Day

A fantastic hairpiece can really complete a bride’s look. It adds that last little bit of flare, glamour, and personality. It can sparkle or flow, be large or small, and dress up an otherwise simple hairdo. Here are four ways you can make your own wedding day hairpiece.

Simple Bow Hair Comb

Photo from Pinterest

Simple Bow Hair Comb (from Pinterest):

What you’ll need:

  • Ribbon, felt, or other material for bow
  • Simple hair comb
  • Embroidery thread (you choose the color)
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. See photo on Pinterest

Braided Leather Floral Headband (from Pink Pistachio):

What you’ll need:

  • 3 strips of suede leather, 3mm wide
  • Small silk flowers (find them at any craft store)
  • Hot glue gun/glue sticks
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Knot the three leather strips together, leaving a 2-in tail. Tape it to a flat surface (like a desk or table).
  2. Braid it. Tie off with a 2-in tail.
  3. Hot glue silk flowers between the strands of braided leather.
  4. Voila! See pictures of the completed look at Pink Pistachio.

Peacock Feather Headband (from Colorado Mama Chic):

What you’ll need:

  • 6 peacock feathers (or another feather of your choice)
  • One square of black felt
  • One simple black headband
  • Fabric glue
  • Small dish or cupcake liner for glue
  • Toothpick
  • Hot glue gun/glue sticks
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Cut the stems off of your peacock feathers and trim off any excess feather at the top/sides if necessary.
  2. Cut a piece of felt that is slightly smaller than the feather. You should not be able to see any black through the feather if it is sized correctly.
  3.  Place a small amount of glue in a dish. Then use a toothpick to make a thin line of glue on the stem of the feather. Do not get glue on the actual feathers, or it will look funny!
  4. Place your felt over the glue and let it dry. You may need to trim later to make sure it doesn’t show through.
  5. Repeat for all 6 feathers.
  6. Cut a larger triangle that is big enough to fit all your feathers. You will want to glue three across the top, two in the middle, and one at the bottom. The sides of each feather should overlap a bit. Use fabric glue to secure all the feathers to the felt.
  7. When the fabric glue securing the feathers is dry, use hot glue to make a line as long as your triangle peacock piece up one side of the headband. Make sure your line doesn’t start until where the headband would be above your ear. Center the feather piece over the line of glue and press down. Let the glue dry (and don’t burn yourself), and you’re all finished!
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