DIY Metal Hair Cuff

DIY Metal Hair Cuff

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! 😀

You’ll need:

  • copper sheet
  • metal snips or other sheet metal cutting tool
  • round nose pliers
  • metal file
  • steel wool
  • elastic hair tie
  • paper pattern

DIY Metal Hair Cuff Tutorial

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. Then smooth the edges with a metal file and steel wool. And 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! 😀

DIY Metal Hair Tie

The metal hair cuff is so beautiful and comfortable to wear, I think I’ll soon make another metal hair cuff in silver! 😀

25 thoughts on “DIY Metal Hair Cuff

  1. This is a really great idea. I happen to have super thick hair so purchased hair clips don’t work. By making your own you can get the size you need. Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks, Amber! I love the copper hair cuff, but now I want another one in silver! 😉 I’d love to see your hair cuff when you make it.

  2. This is beautiful, what a lovely idea to make your own. I remember a friend having a leather hair cuff type thing years ago which I very much admired. I really like this copper version.

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