Wednesday, 5 December 2012

CRAFT DIY - Cabochon Hairslides

I love things that sparkle, and things that are unusual. When I am shopping I immediately go for the things that are new and exciting, and generally revolve around animals. When thinking about Christmas gifts I knew I wanted to hand make some, and looking through my craft stash I found some snowflake and star cabochons (flat backed sparkly things!) and thought they would look cute on hairslides. I also had some wooden cow and strawberry embellishments that I thought would look good too. Again this is a really simple craft - if you can glue and stick then you can definitely master this!
 Supplies needed:

  • Selection of hairslides
  • Selection of flat back gems / embellishments
  • Extra strong glue!

Step 1: Gather your supplies!!

Step 2: Glue your embellishment to your slide. Make sure you know which way you want your embellishment to be facing if it can only be one way up (the cow!) but it doesn't matter for the star etc.! Follow your glue's instructions for the strongest fixture. I added a small amount of glue to the hairslide, then loosely attached to the embellishment. After about 5 minutes the glue went tacky, so I firmly pressed the slide and embellishment together to ensure a secure bond!

Step 3: Let your hairslides dry without being disturbed

Step 4: If like me, you are making these for gifts, you can jazz them up by putting them on festive card which makes them feel a bit more professional than having to wrap them up loose. I just cute some pieces of card, and trimmed them after placing the slides on. Yay for candy canes!
Hope you enjoy this little tutorial! I think my favourites have to be the snowflakes - going to have to whip some up for myself!


  1. oiii these are so cute!!!! I LOVE the snowflakes! The perfect little Christmas gift! :)

  2. This is waaaay tooo cute!!!! I love it! Not only for a Christmas gift, but also to wear myself. Love this.

    Where do I get that adhesive?


    1. Thanks for the comment! If you have a Ryman near you they have all kinds of glues :)

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