Have you noticed the trend of hot mess-ness when it comes to hair?

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All I have to say is FINALLY :) I’m the queen of the messy hair. I have long wavy, sometimes frizzy hair which often finds itself on top of my head in a messy bun. I’ve been trying some new hair tutorials lately (this is the first time in my adult life that my hair has been this long), which has been really fun. A lot of them look great with a little piece of hair bling, so I thought I’d try to make some accessories of my own. There are so many cute things in the stores, but they are really expensive! With a 30 pc pack of alligator clips from A.C. Moore and a little creativity, I came up with 6 pieces for $10!

You know I love book page projects, so I thought it might be fun to try a large rosette on a clip.

I used a little bit of krazy glue and hot glue to adhere the clips.

I turned a large jewelry pendant and a feather from the kid’s craft section into hair bling.

Then I got really crazy creative and remembered I had this old potpourri with some interesting pieces in it…

The best part is that since I used alligator clips, I can clip these to my hair or on a headband for a different look!

Next I want to try some fabric flowers, like these at Emily’s Little World.

What do you think? Have you made any hair accessories? Are you as relieved as I am that “messy” is in?

2 Responses

  1. Alisha

    My hair is the same way! If I let it air-dry it waves in some places, frizzes in others, and falls flat in others. I recently tried the “sock bun secret,” Which is supposed to give you gorgeous curls. But instead, just made it really poofy. That day turned into a messy bun day, lol.
    I really like all your creative clips. Especially the potpourri flower. It is really cute!

  2. liZ evans

    I actually love the hot mess hair—I really do. My sister just gave me a cut last night with the bangs (haven’t had those for decades) so I could try it out.

    Your book page rosettes are darling. I love them. And I love the feathers clip. I recently tried making some of those but mine didn’t turn out as cute.


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