Recreate designer looks for your special day using broken necklaces and vintage brooches
Create unique wedding hairstyles using repurposed jewels for a designer look for a tenth of the price. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite wedding hairstyles and their crafty alternatives so that you can achieve a glamorous wedding hairstyle that's truly unique.
Brooches and pins add a gilded look to your wedding hairstyle. This quick craft requires only hot glue, ribbon or a hairpin backing and a batch of complimentary-shaded jewelry. It’s important to note that this look works mostly because the shades don’t match. Instead, the complimentary tones allow the mismatched decor to blend together.
A simple headband adds detailing to an asymmetric wedding hairstyle, great for those with both straight and curly hair. While headbands aren’t known for all-day comfort — particularly those worn like this flapper-inspired headband — the lace fabric conforms to the head more than other wedding hairbands. Since you’re the one designing this hairstyle, consider using more forgiving fabrics like velvet or chiffon, perhaps garnished from Mom’s own wedding gown or bridal accessory.
Elisa McLaughlin shares how to style your wedding hairstyle using a strip of elastic lace.
Feathers and diamonds add a vintage flair to this wedding fascinator. Placement can be behind the ear, as shown here, off-center at the hair’s part or even dead-center, just behind the forehead, much like a Jackie Kennedy pillbox wedding veil.
Get the basics for making a fascinator from this CraftFoxes how-to.
A broken necklace gets new life when elastic is sewn to the ends for a simple jewelry headband. Whether you use classic pearls or oversized costume jewels, your wedding hairstyle now can explore the horizons of not just headbands and tiaras, which all seem to look exactly the same, but also chains, chokers and more.
Turn your necklace into a unique wedding hairstyle via this CraftFoxes’ how-to.
A longer strip of lace serves as both headband and hair wrap with this simple wedding hairstyle tutorial. To customize this look, consider wearing the hair very loose, allowing the lace to serve as an updated chignon. Or, keep the lace wrapped around the hair, but then twist the hair around the crown for a natural tiara.