"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

DIY Hair Sticks

If you missed it, my first post about making my own hair jewelry is here.   My latest project has been attempting to make hair sticks.

Here are the needed supplies (all from Wal Mart)...
a bag of corn skewers,

not sure what these little do-hickeys are called, but I found them in the beads/crafts section..

assorted beads and charms.....

and some craft paint and glue.

First, I asked my hubby to drill a small hole through the end of the corn skewer, like this...
...and he also drilled a hole directly into the end of some of the skewers (sorry, no photo for that one).

Then I painted the skewers different colors - 2 of every color. It will probably take 2 coats of paint.

Next, I  chose color co-ordinating beads for each pair of sticks.

For the black sticks, I put the beads on the do-hickey and put them into the holes drilled into the ends of the sticks  (I used a few drops of contact cement to hold them in place), like this..

I did the red ones the same way..

The pink, purple, and silver ones had the holes in the side of the stick, so I threaded the beads onto the do-hickey, put it through the hole, and wrapped the excess wire around the stick and secured it with a drop of glue, like this..

Here are some close-ups so you see more detail...

As you can see in the above photo, I threaded more beads on the excess wire before wrapping it around the stick. Then I secured it with a drop of glue.

And I made a red pair of sticks, too...
These were made with beads strung on wire, wrapped a couple of time around the stick, and secured with glue.

These hair sticks were made at a fraction of the cost of the ones I have seen online. And there were so much fun to make!  As you can see, my girls love wearing them...

I hope this gives you some ideas for making your own hair jewelry.

Have a blessed day, friends!

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