DIY Hair Combs Tutorial

My hair, as you may have noticed, is getting big and out of control. Steven calls it my “glorious mane,” but I’m more likely to refer to it as a giant poof. So I decided to make some accessories to try to tame this wild mane. I came up with two different versions, both using hair combs and embroidery thread. If hair combs won’t stay in your hair, though, you could definitely make versions of these with barrettes, instead.

DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial

DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial

Materials

Plastic hair combs
Glue
Embroidery thread
Scissors
Wirecutters
For the pink rhinestone version:
Rhinestone trim/chain
For the blue chain version:
Large chain
Embroidery needle
DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial
DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial
For the pink rhinestone version:
1. Lay the rhinestone trim across the top of the comb to determine how much you’ll need. Use the wirecutters to cut it to size.
DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial
DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial
3. Spread a thin layer of glue across the top of the comb, and glue on the rhinestone trim. Let the glue dry.
DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial
DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial
4. Cut a piece of embroidery thread about 2 feet long, and tie it around the top of the comb, placing the knot in the back.
DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial
5. Wrap the thread around the top of the comb between the rhinestones and between the teeth of the comb.
DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial
6. When you reach the end of the comb, go back the other direction so you make a ‘V’ shape below each rhinestone.  When you reach the other end, go back again, and repeat until you’ve covered the comb to your satisfaction.
DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial
DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial
7. Loop the thread to the back of the comb and tie a knot to end it, then cut the thread. You can secure the knot with a daub of glue, if you’d like.
DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial
DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial

For the blue chain version:
1. Lay the chain across the top of your comb and determine how much you’ll need. Cut it to size.
DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial
DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial
2. Glue the chain to the top of the comb, and allow it to dry.
DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial
DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial
3. Cut a piece of embroidery thread about 2 feet long and tie one end through the chain and around the top of the comb. Thread the other end with a large embroidery needle.
DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial
4. Use the needle to wind the thread around the top of the comb, through the bottom of the chain link and between the teeth of the comb.
DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial
5. When you reach the end, continue back in the other direction once, then tie off the end of the thread on the back, and trim the excess. You can secure it with a daub of glue if you you’d like.
DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial

DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial

DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial DIY rhinestone hair comb tutorial

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