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 a twig! They’re 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

And you can decorate these twig hair sticks to suit your fancy: with fabric flowers, strawberries, a French beaded flower, or beaded tassels

DIY Twig Hair Stick - Tutorial

You 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

Use a hair stick as a measure and cut the twigs.

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

Sand the twigs with sandpaper till they feel completely smooth.

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 some wire as decoration.

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 an Indian beaded tassel, which I made myself, to decorate one of the hair sticks. Here are close-up pictures of the beaded tassel.

diy pink fabric rose hair stick

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

DIY Twig Hair Stick - Tutorial

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