DIY Feathered Hair Clip – Anthropologie Inspired

I am pleased to introduce you to our fourth (and only international) Regular Contributor! Zen brings us a fabulously fun DIY project to add that special touch to your Fall fashion. See her brief bio at the end of the post.

DIY Feathered Hair Clip

Anthropologie Inspired

 

No tools Anthropologie inspired gold feather hair barrette

I love Anthropologie, but paying £20 (or $80) for a feather hairpin is nothing short of ridiculous to me! Even if I could afford to pay so much for it, it would just seem wasteful. So, after a quick rummage through my DIY supplies, I put together this quick and simple Anthropologie inspired gold feather hairpin craft project. Here are a couple of pictures of US and UK versions from Anthropologie.

 

What you need:

– my new crafting favourite, a sharpie! For other sharpie DIYs, check out DIY: 3 ways Sharpie can refresh your craft collection

hair pin or bobby pin (available everywhere. You may even have some from your schoolgirl days lying around, as I did!)

feather

glue

 

Only 4 items, can you believe it?

If you don’t have a Sharpie, you can always use gold spray paint or gold nail polish on the feather but the nail polish needs a lot more time to dry and spray painting is just impractical for anyone without an outside area in their flat!

 

Step 1

Colour the feather gold with the Sharpie. You may need to do several coats to cover the underlying colour and pattern of the feather. Leave to dry for a bit in between coats to avoid getting gold speckled fingers.

 

Oh, and you may want to trim the feather to your desired length. Just use a pair of scissors and snip–easy peasy!

 

 

Step 2

Flip the dried, now gold feather around. Apply glue to the bobbed/ wavy end of the hairpin; then, press firmly down onto the feather. Hold for 30 seconds if your glue is slow drying; then, leave to dry. Personally, I would use a fast drawing glue such as 401 for this project.

 

This project is so easy you can do it with your kids! They can do the colouring, and you the gluing–you don’t want them to stick all their fingers together. LOL

What do you think of your new hair accessory? Don’t you think it looks strikingly like the original?

 

It looks great for a night out in a little black dress or a casual day in jeans. And assuming you have a Sharpie and glue, it only costs £1 and not £20! Money saved for other craft projects. Check out my other Anthropologie inspired DIY projects.

 

Visit Zen at her blog, Hapiness Wherever!

 

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Locks of Love

Locks of Love

A Hair Cut for a Cause

 

Got Hair?

How about donating some of it to Locks of Love?

My daughter, Rory, has a Mitochondrial Disorder that she has suffered from her entire life. When she was young (2-8 years old), she would periodically have to deal with Alopecia Areata, where she would have dime-size to silver-dollar-size areas with no hair. Her hair would just come out in clumps for no apparent reason. This made for a challenge in trying to hide these spots and keeping her hair looking nice.

When Rory was in 1st Grade, her school did an event for Locks of Love. What an amazing organization. They provide wigs for children with medical issues such as what Rory had, cancer, and more. My sister, niece, and I all cut our hair (a minimum of 10 inches) for donation. Rory could not do it but made it a personal goal to someday donate to Locks of Love.

I have no answer to why Rory no longer suffers from this affliction, but the girl has a head of hair now that you would not believe… long, thick, gorgeous, healthy! A couple of years ago, Rory’s hair was long enough and healthy enough to reach her goal.

Before~

Then, mom went to town chopping and hacking off Rory’s pony-tailed hair and trying to make a nice style for her. Here is the result…

After~

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One very happy girl!!!

But best of all, Rory finally got to make her contribution to this extremely worthy cause! If you would like to organize an event or just want to donate some hair, check out Locks of Love, here.

Update:

Since this post was originally written, Rory has again cut and donated her hair to Locks of Love. She got together with a friend to support this amazing project. Why not host your own cut-a-thon? It is easy to donate to Locks of Love.

 

 

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