DIY embellished hair combs

I have a little stash of old earrings, discarded rhinestones, beads and buttons that I knew someday I would find a use for. On the weekend, I put my crafting hat on and Voila! Inspiration struck and I set off to make these embellished hair combs. Here's how you can make your own too.
You'll need:
Beads, rhinestones, buttons, earrings, brooches, pearls etc
Plastic hair combs
Fabric ibbon
Thread and needle
Hot glue gun
Scissors

For the rhinestone hair comb:

1. Tie a knot with ribbon at one end of the hair comb.
2. Weave the ribbon in and out of the teeth of the hair comb. When you have reached the end of the hair comb, weave back in opposite direction and tie a knot at the end to secure.
3. If using old earrings, twist off the spikes using a pair of pliers
4. Add your rhinestone, beads, buttons or other pieces to the hair comb using a hot glue gun. Make sure to overlap so the ribbon doesn't show.
For the beaded hair comb:

1. Tie a knot with ribbon at one end of the hair comb, making sure to leave enough ribbon to tie into a bow.
2. Weave the ribbon in and out of the teeth of the hair comb. When you have reached the end of the hair comb, weave back in opposite direction and tie a bow at the end to secure.
3. Thread pearls through and weave in and out of the comb. When you have reached the end, make 3 or 4 back stitches to secure the thread and cut off the excess.

58 Responses to DIY embellished hair combs

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

So gorgeous! I love it.

Jen Lavenders said...

Ah, beautiful. Thank you for sharing :)

cleartheway said...

These are adorable but my hair needs to be MUCH longer to pull these off!

Kate from Clear the Way

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Beautiful!

Victoria // Oh So Pretty said...

So pretty!! I love this, Trishie. What a great and simple DIY. Thank you for sharing with us!

Briseidy said...

super cute and vintage!

Tootsie Jean said...

how cute! thanks for sharing this

-jean
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greenthumb said...

They look just so lovely.

Latrina said...

So stinking cute! I don't normally wear hair combs but now I think I want to... I have a jewelry box full of earrings, beads and things that are dying to be used for something new! I can't wait to make me some. :D

Eni said...

I love them, you had a wonderful idea...I have to try this

aliceinbo said...

How pretty are!


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Ann said...

Looks so pretty and glamorous...
Thanks for sharing.

island-shii said...

This is so cute. Very easy and simple, yet very elegant looking :)

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Trishie, you have an incredibly lovely blog - thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment - that way I got a chance to "find" your fabulous blog - breathtaking phography! I am looking forward to your upcoming posts!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Such a cute idea, thanks for sharing1!

Susannah said...

Wow, you are so clever and creative.

Iliska Dreams said...

Love anything that involves a hot glue gun!

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

These are so elegant and pretty!

Ali of Dressing Ken said...

What a lovely DIY!

Ali of

Dressing Ken

Monica said...

This is simply gorgeous! You sure put your old treasures to a beautiful use here!

Beauty Box said...

These combs are so pretty - very wedding appropriate!

OtherMix said...

Very cute!

Jane said...

these are brilliant!! loooove!

OtherMix said...

/reply/ Let me know if you tried them, Pineberries are pretty cool. If you don't like them, they are always fun to photograph :p

Kim Alston said...

This makes me wish I would've kept mine! Gosh, these are so pretty! What a beautiful and fabulous idea!!!
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Rainbow Gatherer said...

gorgeous! I'll be happy if you check out my blog too:)

Stephanie Lula said...

This is such a beautiful DIY! I see so many of these types of cute hair accessories here and used to wear them so much when I was little. I think bringing them back would not hurt ;)

Always Maylee said...

Such pretty hair combs, what a great diy!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Satu said...

Both of them are just beautiful. x
Nice diy's. I work at jewelry & accessory boutique, and we actually sell similar ones.. But self made is always more special one :)

Indie by heart

worryaboutitlater bianca said...

they look lovely :) great job!!

xx
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Chai Chen said...

I love those combs and I used to have some before hehe. Cute :)

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Mitha Komala said...

thanks for the tips! it looks so lovely! <3

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Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, they turned out so cute! I love how you can customize them to what you like and you can use old jewelry that is broken. Creative idea!

Denise said...

Such a great idea! I will for sure try it, I love hair combs and pearls, and flowers, and ah, these things that look creative and beautiful! Sorry for my delay in answering, I am preparing a huge trip for Sunday and it takes time organizing... I don't want to forget things! (But usually it happens :)

Sam said...

I can't believe the transformation of these combs, they look so pretty !

Imogen said...

Wow. I am definitely going to give this a try. I adore these and I never thought it make it. Maybe it would look good with the bun I normally do in my hair.

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

Wow! Such a great DIY! I will have to try and do love a hair comb.

PS How are you feeling mama? good I hope :)

FASHIONCONTAINER said...

Looks very pretty!

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Genevive Rulona said...

I. WILL. MAKE. THIS. aaaah.. u make me want to go to Daiso now ...

Feronia said...

So pretty!

Jemma said...

These are Beautiful!! What a talent you have and I am so happy you found a use for these gorgeous beads!!

Anouka K said...

They look great! I would buy them for sure! (not so sure I could make them...)

LUXESSED

KONSTANTINA TZORTZI said...

great idea <3 I'm definitely going to try this one!
xoxo
LS

Shirley Tay said...

Gorgeous indeed! Love anything DIY, my dear! R u selling them?? Hahaha!

Coffee and Crumpets said...

My 12 year old daughter would love to make these! She's really into crafts ever since Pintetest! These are adorable. I would so wear them.

Nazneen

Gillian said...

These are gorgeous! The pearl one would be a lovely bridal accessory, and the rhinestone comb is great, it's so glitzy! Sometimes you need a bit of glitz. x

Cherry Berry ~~ said...

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LeeLee said...

Great DIY. Super cute.

Rhiannon said...

They are really cute and would come in handy for the wedding I am going to tomorrow night. Perhaps my task for tonight!

Sharlynn said...

Gorg! I think those are so elegant! I wouldn't have much use for them but I think its awesome that you've made them!

akiko hiramatsu said...

Wow!
This is so lovely!
I want to try !

akiko

Debie Grace said...

Thank you for this idea! I have lots of beads and broken earrings. Maybe I can do something like this!! :)

Fimère said...

magnifique
bonne soirée

sal ♥ said...

those are so cute! :D

iris said...

These came out absolutely gorgeous!!

honey my heart said...

these hair combs turned out just lovely! really like the pearl one.

JuanitaTortilla said...

Nice. Is that your hair?

Shayne ♥ said...

these are gorgeous. you're very talented! :)