Metal hair cuffs seem to be all the rage at the moment! In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make a real metal hair cuff from scratch: Turn a copper sheet into a beautiful shiny copper hair barrette! 😀
- copper sheet
- metal snips or other sheet metal cutting tool
- round nose pliers
- metal file
- steel wool
- elastic hair tie
- paper pattern
Decide how wide and long you want your metal hair barette and cut a long rectangle with one longer and one shorter tongue on each side out of paper.
Use metal snips to cut out the pattern.
Smooth the edges with a metal file and steel wool.
Polish the metal hair cuff with steel wool.
Using round nose pliers, bend the copper hair barrette and tongues into shape.
The longer tongue is on the inside of the copper hair barrette.
Now just add an elastic hair tie in the color of your hair …
… and your DIY metal hair cuff is finished! Yay! 😀
The metal hair cuff is so beautiful and comfortable to wear, I think I’ll soon make another metal hair cuff in silver! 😀
If you liked the tutorial, I’d love if you’d share it on Pinterest, Facebook etc. 😀