A hairstyle can easily go from drab to fab with the right accessories, and wedding hair is no different. However, you don’t always need to shell out a lot of money to get elegant, gorgeous pieces to glam up your hair. The right DIY touch can elevate your style just as well!
This DIY wedding hair comb is easy to make and will turn out so beautiful, people will be asking you where you got it, I guarantee. Little will they know you only slapped some paint on plastic and went to town with some baubles to craft this little beauty. But enough chit chat, let’s get started with what you’ll need to create this ultimate hair accessory.
- Metallic acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
- Plastic hair comb
- Wire to match your paint
- Beads, charms, and/or baubles
Paint your comb completely with your choice of metallic acrylic paint. Depending on what you’ve picked for your wedding day jewelry, you can choose gold, silver, or bronze to match. You may have to do several coats to get a nice finish, so make sure to let it dry between each one. You may need a precision paint brush to cover all of the crevices in your comb as well. When you’re satisfied, let the final coat dry completely.
Take a length of your wire and secure the front end to one end of your comb by bending it to tightly grasp the top edge. Wrap it around a couple times to secure it.
Take one of your charms or larger baubles and thread it onto the wire, all the way to the end, and pull it tight against the comb. Then, wrap the wire around the piece to secure it.
Continue to thread beads and baubles onto the wire one-by-one, wrapping the wire around each to secure it in place. Use your eye and play around with the order until you like what you see. You can even try to set out a pattern on your work space prior to threading them on to help you get a visual rough draft of what it will look like once in place.
Work your way to the other end of your comb, adding each piece until you are satisfied with the overall look.
Secure the end of the wire by wrapping the final piece around the comb and bending the edge so it grips the comb tightly. Be sure to secure it in such a way that it doesn’t poke into your scalp while you’re wearing it.
Wear it! Now that you’ve successfully built your very own, custom bridal hair comb, it’s time you show it off. I believe this craft can be very versatile depending on your own personal style. In fact, I think these combs would be a great alternative to a veil or an excellent gift for bridesmaids that can be personalized! Make them and utilize them however you think will make your day the most beautiful. Enjoy!