DIY Festival Flower Clips, Four Ways!

/ Monday, April 11, 2016

Festival season is all about getting outside, shaking off the cobwebs and having a great time with friends. Don't have tickets? Don't worry! I'm sharing an easy DIY project that adds fresh festival flare to your look for any outside bash, big concerts and fancy weddings included...

Here's what you'll need...
- Small flower buttons 
- Mini pearl beads
- Bobby pins with glue on flat pads, I bought mine on Amazon
- E6000 or hot glue
- Toothpicks

For this project, I collected a few items from around the house for inspiration. I wanted these DIY hair clips to be romantic like the peonies, mod like the tulips and totally crisp like my IZZE Sparkling Grapefruit.

Step 1: Stick a toothpick between the teeth of the bobby pin to hold it in place. Add glue to the flat pad and press on a flower button.

Step 2: Use another toothpick to dot glue on top of the flower button. Add 3 mini pearl beads to cover up the button holes and look like the flower's center. Let dry completely.

Step 3: Repeat to make as many flower clips as you'd like! How easy is that!?

Now listen up, I'm not much of a hair stylist so I love using accessories like this to create different looks. Plus my early 2000's self is loving that clips are back in a big way, you have no idea! Here are four different ideas for wearing these clips, from festival style to aisle style... 


For an easy festival look, center part your hair and add clips along your hairline to keep the front in place. Add a few more to the crown of your head for a scattered, flower-field look. The more volume the better. Hello, flower child!


For all of that dancing, get your hair up and off your face with a freeform half-up, half-down Olden-inspired do (circa Two Of a Kind). Twist and pin small sections of hair back and secure each to the top of your head with a pin.


For that undone but polished look, pull your hair back into a low pony. Split your hair in the center, just above the ponytail holder. Flip your pony up and through that hole and pull down gently. Stick pins along the roll and through the back of your hair.  


For this easy DIY updo, do the Petal Pony (above) then pin the end of the pony under the roll and secure with more pins. Pull a few pieces of hair out along your face to soften the look. To make it even more bridal, tease the crown of your head before making the pony. 

I'd love to see what other styles you come up with! I know many of you are amazing at hair and could probably do so much better than these four, so please share them with me using #FriendsdayNight

Disclosure: IZZE sent me these products to try, which was so nice! As usual, all content and opinions are that of my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who support Hey, EEP!

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