5 DIY Hair Accessories from Recycled Materials

peacock fascinator

Add a little cheery springtime color to your ‘do with some recycled DIY hair accessories!

Headbands and fascinators are such a fun way to add a little oomph to your outfit, but the store-bought variety are not so hot for the planet. You have no idea where a headband from the big box store was made or what conditions the workers labored under. Plus, department store accessories are shipped all over the world, which comes with a huge carbon footprint.

Luckily, you can dive into your crafty stash to make some cute, upcycled hair accessories instead of supporting that wasteful, exploitative business model! Check out these cute DIY ideas!

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Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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