Sunday, May 20, 2012

DIY Hair Heart

I was home and I realized that people either think with their head or their heart, why not have both?
I love wearing hearts, or generally anything sparkly/glittery/bejeweled, but in a spooky-and-Gothic or Victorian-meets-burlesque sort of fashion, so I came up with this.
It was very easy and quick to make. To make this, you will need: fabric, a needle, thread, scissors, a bobby pin, and some knick-knacks to sew onto the heart. I added a dangling earring and skeleton key, but it's entirely up to you what you wish to add.

Start with your fabric:
Cut out the shape of a heart and trim to the desired size/shape of your own want. You will need two:
Take one side and cut two holes on either side so you can slip a bobby pin through it.
 Laying down your bobby pin, approximate where the holes will go.
 Once you made the small holes, slip your bobby pin through and sew down the bobby pin down.
Make SURE that you only sew down the bottom portion of the bobby pin so it will open and hold your hair, like this:
So now that the back of your heart is in prepared, let's move on to the front. 
 Choose whatever adornments you desire: keys, buttons, charms, beads, old necklaces, whatever.
I decided to go with two contrasting buttons, and a button of a bow. I'm a sucker for bows, really. Sew them into place.
 I decided that I wanted to have an old earring dangling from my heart...
 but I also wanted to add a skeleton key, and couldn't make up my mind...
 So I chose both! I added a small hoop on the bottom, and voila!
 Syn-ergy!
 I then took my pliers and bent the earring hook into a small loop like this:
 Now that you have your buttons sewed down and your charm ready, sew that sucker up.
 Going all the way around...
 When you're finished sewing up your heart, take your charm and (using your pliers) secure it into place.
 And this should be your finished product!
Slip that bobby pin into your hair and it should look like this. 
I think this is the perfect thing for girls who don't have pierced ears and still want a cute little ear dangle. 
I'm super happy with the way it came out and I'm sure you will too. <3!

4 comments:

CatacombxKitten said...

That looks really cute!

Serenity said...

CatacombxKitten- I'm glad you like it, m'dear. :D <3!

Tenebris In Lux said...

Wow! I'm not one for large, dangly object around my ears or in my hair but this is too darling.

Serenity said...

Tenebris In Lux- haha, I'm glad you like it. :D <3!