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DIY: Hair Comb


*UPDATE! See the step-by-step instructions here.

This is a super simple project. All you need is a hair comb and embroidery floss. I had a pack of hair combs that I got at Walgreens a long time ago  (Like 10 or 12 combs for $4- they still have them). Plus vintage embroidery floss from forever ago.

I'm going to keep these old photos up for kicks and giggles. :) But I decided to make another comb and take a few photos.


I wrapped in a V-shape pattern. I didn't use any glue - just tucked ends under the next color and tied off the last piece. I've used it a couple of different ways but this is my fave - an updo, 90's style.  I feel like Rachel from Friends would do her hair this way. Love these combs - they really tame my thick curls!

*Update: Forgot to mention that this layout is from Pugly Pixel. 

74 comments:

Anonymous,  September 13, 2011 at 3:38 PM  

Can you do one but step by step so I can see how you tuck the floss and how you make it it's very cute and i want to make some for me and my girls. Thanks

The Quiet Lion September 13, 2011 at 6:36 PM  

this is totally cool. I have a ton of those hair combs i did buy from Walgreens! I was wondering what to do with them lol. THANKS!!

Anonymous,  September 14, 2011 at 1:51 AM  

This is so cute! But how did you do the hairstyle? would love to learn that!
Thank you for the idea!!
anna

Robin September 14, 2011 at 6:17 PM  

These are adorable! I have really curly hair and I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing this really cute idea!

Anonymous,  September 18, 2011 at 3:32 PM  

This is so cute! Thank you for sharing this great idea...how do you twist your hair up that way? I think that is what makes it so cute.

Teaka September 19, 2011 at 11:47 AM  

Brilliant! A friend just sent me this link and I love this idea! I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

Paupeeh September 20, 2011 at 6:17 AM  

brilliant! :)
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Katie September 20, 2011 at 9:38 AM  

Thanks so much for all the encouragement, ladies!

Sarah September 20, 2011 at 1:40 PM  

I DIE! This is so stinkin' fabulous! I am making like 6 of these when I get off work :) I've got a ton of these combs, too. From Walgreens. lol

Thanks so much for sharing! And inspiring!

Anna September 22, 2011 at 12:28 AM  

those are absolutely beautiful~

irem September 23, 2011 at 9:16 AM  

looks beautiful=) i'm gonna try ;)

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simone leblanc September 26, 2011 at 11:55 AM  

I love how simple and yet oh so gorgeous this DIY hair comb is......I am going to have to give it try ;)

Cait September 27, 2011 at 8:00 AM  

Was this just one strand of embroidery that fades into the different colors? I have a million things to do tonight, but I think this just moved itself to the top!

Ryel j September 29, 2011 at 9:46 PM  

love these! I can't wait to make them too. Thanks for sharing!

Mica October 9, 2011 at 12:16 PM  

Amazing idea! had to post this on my blog :)

Monica October 15, 2011 at 9:08 AM  

Cool. I will do that as soon as I get some combs.

Do you have a post on how to do the hairstyle?

Charmaine October 20, 2011 at 11:03 AM  

I've got to try this! I have a bunch of embroidery thread from an old project & I think I'll give this a try. It's so pretty.
This is all over Pinterest btw, although not always properly pinned back to here.

Jessica Griffin October 27, 2011 at 12:35 AM  

I'm going to be posting this to COLOURlovers.com the first (ish) of November!! Please look for it!!

xo
Jessica Griffin
http://www.canyoupixelthis.com

Kimberly Todd November 5, 2011 at 12:18 AM  

Love it! I,m going to make one today!

Anonymous,  November 10, 2011 at 12:34 AM  

hi! sorry this might sound really silly but, how do you use a hair comb? i've never used one but your DIY is so cute that it makes me want to try it out!

Desiree @ The 36th Avenue November 22, 2011 at 1:06 PM  

Hi there!

I just want to let you know that I featured your project on my blog today... Love it!

ladygray December 5, 2011 at 7:12 PM  

I want to make these as a Christmas gift; could you please post a step by step thing? I'm seriously craft challenged. Please oh please!

lanietanieto December 10, 2011 at 3:49 PM  

Thank you for sharing this idea!!! I think it's very original and different.
I'll try it.
Laura

Resplendentquetzal December 17, 2011 at 9:13 PM  

I just made 6 of these tonight for my mom for Christmas. This is the only type of hair accessory that she can use in her hair so I'm excited to "pretty it up" for her!

Katie (Lemon Jitters) December 17, 2011 at 11:46 PM  

awesome, Resplendentquetzal! would love to see pics if you have any. :)

Aneta Hayne January 13, 2012 at 10:26 AM  

OMG, that is so genius !! my girls will be working on this project this weekend , I have few girls with heads full of locks to be tamed :)

Juliet Vickio January 16, 2012 at 9:48 AM  

Really love this! It's so simple! I love playing with hair, so I think I'll make one and put it in my roommates. :)

Sarah N.,  February 6, 2012 at 8:42 AM  

I made some, too! Posted about a pic here. So fun, thanks for sharing!

eltocadordecenicienta February 12, 2012 at 3:09 AM  

Katie, thank you so much for sharing, I loved it so much that I made a DIY in my blog, of course linking to yours ♥! If you like to see it..http://eltocadordecenicienta.blogspot.com/2012/02/diy-peineta-rosa-para-cenicienta.html.

Unknown April 29, 2012 at 12:39 PM  

thank you so so so much for posting these!! i can hardly wait to make some of my own..this is so amazing..things to do that are creative and so cute!! i feel like now of days ppl are always sitting around doing nothing and this is a way to use ur head a little bit. im so excited to try this out!

Unknown April 29, 2012 at 12:39 PM  

thank you so so so much for posting these!! i can hardly wait to make some of my own..this is so amazing..things to do that are creative and so cute!! i feel like now of days ppl are always sitting around doing nothing and this is a way to use ur head a little bit. im so excited to try this out!

Anonymous,  July 11, 2012 at 10:11 PM  

What are some of the other hairstyles you can do with this? it looks pretty awesome but the hairdo looks a bit complicated for me haha i'm no good at that stuff xp

Anonymous,  October 10, 2012 at 2:45 AM  

Pleeease do a tutorial on how you did that hairdo!! It's soo pretty!!

breebarkley December 2, 2012 at 8:27 PM  

I gave this a shot and posted to my blog. I also provided a link to your blog since I found the idea here!

http://diyopolis.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/diy-hair-comb/

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Anonymous,  July 24, 2013 at 4:42 PM  

I just made two of these! One that looks similar to this, and another with purple and green, I love them BOTH!!!! My new favorite hair accessory, and it literally took 5 minutes to do! Thank you so much for sharing this idea!

marya September 12, 2013 at 5:55 PM  

This is really cute but really need a pic of the back and what you do with the loose yarn when your done with a color

Anonymous,  November 25, 2013 at 9:50 AM  

it looks like you are using YARN, not Embrodiary thread????

Katie (Lemon Jitters) December 15, 2013 at 8:06 PM  

Thanks for all the comments! Definitely using embroidery thread - the yarn is just a photo prop.

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