In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make your own wooden hair stick with a twig! They’re so easy and fast to make – and they cost practically nothing. They’re also a wonderful DIY gift.
- fresh twigs, such as apple tree twigs
- pruning shears
- pencil sharpener
- oil or wax, such as jojoba oil
Prune some apple tree twigs, and peel off the bark.
Use a hair stick as a measure and cut the twigs.
Sharpen one end of the twig hair sticks with a pencil sharpener.
Round the other end, also with the pencil sharpener.
Sand the twigs with sandpaper till they feel completely smooth.
I carved a small notch at the end of one hair stick so I can later add a flower or tassel with some wire as decoration.
Let the hair sticks dry for some days, then oil them – I used jojoba oil. Let the twigs soak up the oil for some hours.
And your twig hair sticks are finished!
I used an Indian beaded tassel, which I made myself, to decorate one of the hair sticks. Here are close-up pictures of the beaded tassel.