Monday, November 26, 2012

DIY Vintage Brooch Hair Clip

Happy Monday!This past weekend was my BFF's wedding and I was her MOH! That's why I've been MIA the past couple of days...I wanted to share with you an easy and inexpensive way to dress up a formal up do using a vintage brooch. I found this vintage brooch at Salvation Army for $2.99 and thought it would make an amazing hair clip for my BFF's wedding day.

Here's how I transformed this vintage brooch into a hair clip. 
You will need the following supplies...
-a pair of scissors
-strong glue (I used Gorilla Glue) or a hot glue gun
-piece of dark felt
-alligator clip (I bought mine from the dollar store)

First cut a piece of felt slightly smaller then the brooch 

and glue it to the back of your brooch. You could remove the pin closure at this point if you like. I decided to keep it just in case I wanted to wear it as a brooch again.

Next is to glue the alligator clip to the back of the felt. When choosing your clip make sure it is smaller then your brooch. 

Viola! A vintage hair brooch! 

Congratulations Christine and Spencer on tying the knot! 

I'll be joining Sir Thrift A lot's Thriftasaurus and Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday! Hope to see you there!

Until we thrift again...


  1. Excellent statement hair piece! Glad you included the last photo!

  2. Lovely! I don't really like to wear brooches but now I might have to stock up on a few. :)