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DIY holiday hair accessories

Remember when you were little how fun it was to make your own ornaments and holiday crafts? Well, ladies, just because you’re a big girl now doesn’t mean you can’t be creative and let out your inner craft diva around the holidays. We consulted beauty author Erika Katz (Bonding Over Beauty) to get some fun and festive DIY holiday hair accessories you can make at home. Enjoy!

Woman with Christmas bow on her head

Braided headband

What you’ll need:

  • Holiday ribbons
  • Tape


  1. Save your holiday ribbons. They’re useful for more than just gift wrapping! Take three pretty ribbons and knot them together at the top.
  2. Tape the knot to a hard surface.
  3. Braid the three ribbons, and knot it at the bottom.
  4. Remove the tape.
  5. Voila! You have a beautiful braided headband.

Ponytail holders

What you’ll need:

  • Holiday ribbons or pieces of leather, satin or velvet
  • Elastic band


  1. Pick two or three ribbons, pieces of leather, satin or velvet. Try to mix textures for a fun effect.
  2. Each ribbon should be six to 12 inches each depending on how long you want them.
  3. Tie ribbons to the elastic band in a single knot.
  4. Put your hair in a ponytail, and then arrange the ribbons. You can let them hang down, tie a bow around the elastic or even braid them into your hair.

Sequin barrettes

What you’ll need:

  • Hot glue
  • Sequins
  • Clear nail polish
  • A barrette


  1. Brush the top of the barrette with clear nail polish. Let it dry.
  2. Lay out the sequins the way you will want them on the barrette. Then add a drop of glue to the back of each sequin.
  3. Place the sequins on the barrettes and let the glue dry well.
  4. Put a coat of clear nail polish on over the sequins, and let them dry.

More DIY beauty ideas

Give homemade beauty products this holiday season
DIY pumpkin facial mask
Homemade skin care recipes: Seasonal fruits and vegetables

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