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! 😀

diy copper metal hair barrette materials

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

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.

diy copper metal hair jewelry tutorial

Use metal snips to cut out the pattern.

diy copper sheet metal jewelry smooth edges steel wool

Smooth the edges with a metal file and steel wool.

diy copper metal hair cuff tutorial

Polish the metal hair cuff with steel wool.

diy copper metal hair tie tutorial

Using round nose pliers, bend the copper hair barrette and tongues into shape.

diy copper hair barrette metal hair cuff

The longer tongue is on the inside of the copper hair barrette.

DIY Metal Hair Cuff Copper Hair Barrette Tutorial

Now just add an elastic hair tie in the color of your hair …

DIY Copper Hair Cuff

… 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! 😀

DIY hair accessory jewelry with copper sheet sheet metal

If you liked the tutorial, I’d love if you’d share it on Pinterest, Facebook etc. 😀

DIY Metal Hair Cuff Tutorial

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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