DIY Twig Hair Stick – Tutorial

DIY Twig Hair Stick - Tutorial

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make your own wooden hair stick with twigs! Twig hairsticks are so easy and fast to make – and they cost practically nothing. They’re also a wonderful DIY gift.

diy wood hair stick tutorial fabric flower

You can decorate the twig hair sticks to suit your fancy: with pom poms, tassels, fabric flowers, strawberries, a French beaded flower or beaded tassels

DIY Twig Hair Stick - Tutorial

You’ll need:

  • fresh twigs, such as apple tree twigs
  • pruning shears
  • pencil sharpener
  • sandpaper
  • oil or wax, such as jojoba oil

DIY Twig Hair Stick - Tutorial

Prune some apple tree twigs and peel off the bark.

DIY Twig Hair Stick - Tutorial

Cut the twigs using a hair stick as measure.

DIY Twig Hair Stick - Tutorial

Sharpen one end of the twig hair sticks with a pencil sharpener.

DIY Twig Hair Stick - Tutorial

Round the other end, also with the pencil sharpener.

DIY Twig Hair Stick - Tutorial

Smooth the wood with sandpaper.

DIY Twig Hair Stick - Tutorial

I carved a small notch at the end of one hair stick so I can later add a flower or tassel with a piece of wire.

diy wood hair stick beaded tassel
Twig hair stick with beaded tassel

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.

finished diy hair stick

And your twig hair sticks are finished!

indian beaded tassel hair stick

I used a DIY Indian beaded tassel to decorate one of the hair sticks.

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And I decorated the other hair stick with a pink fabric flower.  On my blog you’ll find some tutorials for fabric flowers: Edwardian satin roses, DIY daffodil and real silk flowers.

DIY Twig Hair Stick - Tutorial

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