DIY: Hair Brooch


I mentioned in this post that you can easily turn just about any pin or brooch into an embellishment for your hair.  Today, I wanted to show how I've styled a few different trinkets in my hair.

HERE'S THE HOW TO:

Stuff you'll need:




Dig around in your jewelry box for pretty little trinkets.  The ones above are a few things I found.  You could use just about any type of trinket. (I imagine some earrings would look really great too.)  Keep an open mind and try out different items.  You never know what will work.

Also, I used these mini hairpins.  The mini size is great for hiding the hairpins under the small trinkets.  Plus, they are so stinkin' cute!

Method:

 Secure the trinkets to your hairstyle with bobby pins.


Here are the looks I created with the trinkets I found...








Want to make your own sparkly heart?  Hop on over to the DIY: Heart Pin Tutorial.



I've had so much fun styling these trinkets in my hair.  For the future, I'm keeping a lookout for some pretty rhinestone brooches to add to my collection.

Do you guys have any favorite trinkets or treasures?



71 comments:

  1. Girl you are always awesome with ideas. Unlike you I am way too lazy in doing such stuff but I like seeing it :) xx

    Sneak peek into my life

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    1. Glad you enjoy reading even though DIYs aren't your thing. :)

      P.S. When is that Mondays are illegal rule going into effect?!! ;)

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  2. You come up with some really pretty ideas Erica. I love your hair in a bun with the pretty red trinket:)

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    1. Bright and bold is a lot of fun. Gotta love color! :)

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  3. Very cute! So easy and it makes such a big difference. They turned out great :)

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    1. Thanks Megan. It is so fun to style things you've already got lying around.

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  4. This is a great idea!
    I follow you now &hope you do the same :)
    x

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  5. So pretty- and the perfect top knot!

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    1. Thanks Thelma! I cheated with the top knot by doing the 'sock bun' thing... so weird, but it works.

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    1. Thanks! Gotta add a bit of spice to your top knot every now and then...

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  7. I've given away most of my trinkets but the ones I have left, would love to turn them into these treasures. I don't really wear hair pins but these creations inspire me! Great job!

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    1. Thanks Vinita. So sweet of you to give away such lovely trinkets. I'm sure they were greatly appreciated by all who received them. :)

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  8. love this! such a cute idea and i am definitely going to keep my eyes out for little vintage trinkets!

    -amb

    http://amberthegirlone.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'd love to see if you give it a try :)

      P.S. Great sneaker post.

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  9. cool DIY project, thank you for sharing this with us!

    Anyway, I followed your blog, hope you can follow back, too!
    Thanks!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  10. These are so pretty! Your profile reminds me of Nicole Kidman. :)

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    1. Thanks Emily. You know I've been told I look a bit like Nicole Kidman before... maybe it's the profile. Crazy.

      P.S. Love your dining space makeover. It makes me want to roll up my sleeves and start decorating my place some too!

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  11. wow...I feel like I am in a fairy tale!!! So dreamy...love everything:)

    EDGYMIX-TRAVEL FOR FASHION

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    1. Thanks Tammy! It is kinda fairytale-esque isn't it?!!

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  12. love the feather and the heart the most (but of course they are all clever and awesome!) snagged your button and THANK YOU so much for your email with jobby info! you're the bestestest! :)

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    1. Gosh the bestestest?!! That's even better than bestest. lol! Good luck on the job hunt!

      Heading over to check out which button you picked....

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    2. The 'flower power' hat button... good choice! Thanks girl!! :)

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    3. love the flower power hat button. actually im jealous that you look adorable in a hat...i can't pull them off!

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    4. Ha ha! I bet Salvie looks great in a hat... ;)

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  13. SO pretty. Each look is so different. The heart is my favorite, love the pic too!

    xx
    Quiet Luxury

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    1. The heart is a lot of fun to wear, even if it is in your hair and not on your sleeve ;)

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  14. Wow. Very neat! I have a bunch of little trinkets in my room. I have so much jewelry that I don't even use! Haha, I might as well transform them into hair brooches! Thank you for the cute idea! I really love the "birds of the feather" one. I remember at one point, wearing feather earrings were so trendy, everyone had them! My ears aren't pierced and I just love the idea of how the feather is in your hair rather than on your ears! Hahaha. Cute post. :)

    - Melissa
    hellomissa.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Missa. I really like the bird one too. I've had that little trinket forever. Feathers are a lot of fun to wear. There is such a whimsical quality to them.

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  15. what a great idea! i'm going to try this out soon, thanks for sharing :)
    and goshh, you're so pretty!
    xo, cheyenne

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    1. Share pics if you give it a try. I'd love to see!

      P.S. I'm glad your having such a great and relaxing time in Seattle.

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  16. Finally! A use for the random brooches that I have!

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    1. Put those pretty brooches to good use girl! :)

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  17. Aack you're making me wish I still have long hair!

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    1. You might be able to get them to work in shorter hair. My hair is too fine and thin to hold them in place, but you might be able to pin your bangs back with a brooch and bobby pin. Could work for the right hair type...

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  18. Now to go out and buy me some brooches.....

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    1. Yeah!! I hope you give it a try. Plus, who doesn't want an excuse to buy pretty little things. :)

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  19. This is so gorgeous! I love the butterfly on most. I think i actually have something similar in a brooch, so i can totally try this!

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    1. So cute. The butterfly is so pretty. I'd love to see yours.

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  20. i absolutely love this! i added your button to my blog! :)
    -sarah

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    1. Glad you like it Sarah.

      So sweet of you to add my button. Heading over to check it out...

      :)

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  21. AH!! I went to my local good will the other day and saw all these great pins - I was trying to figure out what I wanted to make! I must go back (hopefully someone didn’t snatch them all) ... love them!

    xo everything-pretty.com

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    1. Oh, you must go back and snatch them up if they are still there. Good luck! :)

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  22. What a lovely and simple idea! Now I just have to find a few cute brooches!

    http://naomemandeflores.com/en

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    1. Thanks Camila! I hope you find some lovely brooches in your search. :)

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  23. Darling, darling, DARLING! I really like what you did with these. Great little accents to your hair. I haven't found any brooches I love yet, but I bet I could do it with buttons - not the kind you use to close a shirt, but the kind you use to embellish a shirt. I'll try it sometime. Thanks for giving me a great idea!

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    1. Oh, buttons are a great idea! So inventive. I'd love to see if you give it a try.

      I really like the teacher drop box you made from the cereal box. Such a great way to recycle and make something functional for your classroom.

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  24. I'm so jealous of all these cute hair do's you can do with your hair... Very cute!

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    1. A bun or ponytail is about as fancy as I get. It doesn't hurt to add a pretty trinket to the style to spruce it up a bit though... :)

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  25. I love this - so cute! I'm a new follower!

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    1. Thanks Ashley! Glad to have a new face around here. :)

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  26. aw this is such a cute idea! you always have the best (and easiest) crafts. i especially love the heart

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    1. Thanks Marlena! The heart is so fun to wear. I'm not sure if you had a chance to check out heart pin tutorial, because you can make your own:

      http://caughtonawhim.blogspot.com/2012/06/diy-glitter-heart-pin.html

      P.S. Excited to learn you're from Chi-town!! :)

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  27. OOH! I don't even know which I like best! I think it has to be the little feather bird guy! I love your cute and simple crafts, it really shows how you can use items you already have to spruce up your hair/ room/ outfit etc. Thanks for sharing!
    xo Hannah

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    1. Yep, simple changes and re-purposing can give you so many options. :)

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  28. Wow I love all of these and have been loving barrettes lately. :)

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    1. Thanks Andrea. I'm so glad I found your blog today. Loving the necklace DIY. I've really got to try my hand at jewelry making. :)

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  29. you're just so creative! love all these ideas! and that butterfly brooch is so cute! <3 :-)

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    1. I really like the butterfly too! So much fun to wear. :)

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  30. So so cute!!! I really love all of them!

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    1. Thanks Jodi! It was a lot of fun styling these with a little twist by putting them in my hair. :)

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  31. Is that a cardinal? Where did you find that pin? I love how you turned it into a hair clip.

    *Erin

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    1. Hey Erin! I'm not sure what kind of bird he is. I've actually had that little fellow for a loooong time. It was a gift from a childhood friend. I'm so glad to be able to put him to some good use! :)

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  32. Hi dear friend, Thank you very much that you have visited my blog.. That is my pleasure.. You have a very nice blog and your style is just like my style..:)) And.. I am your newest blog member..:))
    I will follow your blog more closer..
    Nice to meet you..
    All best wishes and all happy days...:))
    http://becktovintage.blogspot.com/

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  33. This is so lovely!! Each one is just so cute! :)

    - Meredith

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  34. Okay, this is genius! I'm scrounging through my trinkets immediately!

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    1. Oh, have fun. Let me know how it turns out. I loved putting all my little trinkets to good use! :)

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