Learn how to make a Macrame Hair Pin
Today I want to show you how to make a Macrame Hair Pin. It is easy to make and does not take a lot of time. But it does look amazing in long hair.
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Looking for more macrame DIY tutorials?
Or try my Macrame Necklace tutorial.
Macrame Hair Pin Materials
- Hair Pin
- 4mm Cotton Macrame Cord (This one is super soft and takes the color well)
- Food Coloring (this is optional, I used the blue from the neon pack)
- Fabric Stiffening Spray (or you can use sugar water)
- Clipboard to hold the strings (one with a straight clip like in the link)
How to Make a Macrame Hair Clip
For this tutorial, I used the round hair clip from this amazing hair clip set, but of course, you can also make this pin with heart and oval shapes.
First cut 6 stands at 14″ each.
How to dye Macrame String
To give your hair clip that 2 color contrast, you need to dye 2 of the strings. I used regular Food Coloring for that. I really like the neon colors because they give it that extra pop.
Just put place the 2 strings on a piece of plastic wrap. Then put a few drops of food coloring right on the string. Now fold the string up in that plastic wrap and rub the color around until is is nicely saturated everywhere.
To set the color so it won’t transfer onto everything, you need to place it in the microwave for a about 1 minute. After that, let it cool off and take it out of the plastic wrap. Now they are ready to go.
Now attach all 6 strands to the wire frame with a Larkshead knot. Fold a piece of yarn in half and place it under the wire frame. Then pull the 2 ends through the loop to encase the frame with the string and pull tight. Use the blue strings on the outside and the 4 natural colored strings in the middle.
Now it is best to clip your wire hair pin to a clip board so it won’t slide around and you can pull at the strings and get the knots tight.
Divide the strings in half . In the photos, I completed the left square knot and now we are working on the right square knot.. So you are using the 2 natural colored strings.
1st Photo: Place your left string over the 2 center strings and under the right string.
2nd Photo: Do the opposite with the right string by placing it under the center strings and over the left string.
3rd Photo: And pull tight. This is the first part of the Square Knot.
Now do the opposite by placing your right string over the 2 center strings and under the left right string.
Do the opposite with the left string by placing it under the center strings and over the right string. And pull tight.
That completes 1 square knot.
Add 1 more square knot in the center below the 2 square knots from the previous row. So you leave 2 blue and 2 natural colored strings untouched on both sides.
For this next section, you divide the strings so you know where the center is. Then lay the outermost blue string (knot bearing string) over all the strings on the left side. Loop the string that is under the knot bearing cord over it and through the hole between the knot bearing cord and the string itself. Pull tight. Do the same again and pull it tight. This completes 1 Half Hitch Knot.
Keep making Half Hitch Knots with each string until you reach the center. So a total of 5 Half Hitch Knots.
Then repeat the same on the other side but the opposite way. So all the knots on the right are angled to the right and pulled out on the right side.
Repeat the same thing on both sides to create a second row of half hitch knots
Make a regular knot in the center and you completed all macrame knots for this hair pin.
Now you can comb out the cords so all the individual strings are separated. Then either spray the earrings with the stiffening spray or dunk it in sugar water. Wait until they are dry and cut the strings into a V shape.
Now it is ready to be worn! Just clip it to your hair and enjoy your day 🙂
More Free Jewelry Tutorials
Want to make even more macrame accessories? Check out these Crafting on the Fly creations!
- Macrame Necklace – Create a stunning geometric macrame necklace.
- Macrame Feather Earrings – Easily create macrame feather earrings using a single macrame knot.
- Pom Pom Earrings – Add a pop of color with these ey opening pom pom earrings.
- Crochet Statement Earrings – These crochet earrings are quickly made with some leftover yarn and will complete your summer outfits.