10 Minute Halloween Hair Boos Tutorial

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Looking for a quick Halloween flair? These 10 Minute Halloween Hair Boos are perfect!

10 minute DIY Halloween hair bands and hair clips

I had fun making some cute DIY Boo Headbands and Boo Hair Clips. All three are made in the same basic way using the same Boo design just with a few small tweaks of material.

3 cute and easy DIY hair accessories tutorials for Halloween

Glitter Boo Hair Clips

  • Bobby Pins
  • Felt
  • Iron-On Glitter Vinyl
  • Ironing fabric

How to make DIY felt hair clips. Easy tutorial to adapt for any occassion

  1. Size the Boo design to 3 inches wide in Cricut Design Studio and cut the Boo out of Iron-on glitter vinyl making sure to mirror image the design. If you’ve never used iron-on vinyl read my step by step iron-on vinyl tutorial
  2. Through a thin piece of fabric Iron the glitter design onto the felt. Pull away the carrier plastic. Iron again through the fabric.
  3. Cut around the glitter design.
  4. Cut a small piece of felt and slide in between the bobby pin.
  5. Apply hot glue to the straight side of the bobby pin and glue the pin and felt to the cut out boo piece and you’re good to go!

How to make Hair Boos. Adorable diy hair accessories tutorial for Halloween

Felt Boo Head Band

  • Elastic Head Band
  • Iron-on Vinyl
  • Felt
  • Ironing fabric

How to make easy head bands perfect for any occasion. Fun craft tutorial

  1. Size Boo design to 6 inches wide and cut out of Black Iron-on vinyl. If you’ve never used iron-on vinyl read my step by step iron-on vinyl tutorial
  2. Cut a piece of felt so that it fits under the Boo.
  3. Set the Boo aside and sew the felt onto the head band down the middle of the felt.
  4. With a ironing fabric over the Boo design iron it onto the felt.
  5. Pull away the carrier plastic and re-iron through the fabric.
  6. Cut around the design and you’re good to go!

Faux leather design head bands tutorial. Easy customizable 10 minute tutorial

Leather Boo Head Band

  • Elastic Head Band
  • Pebbled Faux Leather
  • Matching thread
  1. Size the Boo design to 6 inches wide and cut the Faux Leather.
  2. Using tiny stitches sew the Boo onto the head band and you’re good to go!

I used this Leather Paper from Cricut that looks like leather but acts like paper. It’s flexible but it cuts just as easily as card stock. It was my first time play with it and now my mind is spinning with ideas it’s SO cool.

3 cute hair accessory tutorials that can be tweaked for any occasion not just Halloween. 10 minute craft tutorials

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DIY Faux Leather Jewelry from It Happens In A Blink

DIY Trick or Treat Bags from Housewives of Riverton

Easy Triangle Garland from Our Thirfty Ideas

Halloween Skull Leggings from 7Alive

Fall No Sew Buffalo Check Pillow from Lydi Out Loud

Brand Sparkling New Onesie from Tastefully Frugal

Cinderella Pumpkins from Auntie Tay

DIY Halloween Pillow from The Happy Scraps

Falling For You Shirt from The Quiet Grove

Faux Leather Flower Clips from 5 Little Monsters

Something Wicked This Way Comes Banner from Albion Gould

Blessed Flower Arrangement from Crafting In The Rain

Squad Ghouls Halloween T-Shirt from Housewife Eclectic

DIY Leather Bows from Artsy-Fartsy Mama

BOO Halloween Headbands from RaeGun Ramblings

DIY Flower Skull From Cloudy Day Gray

Kids Thanksgiving Graphic T-Shirts from Over The Big Moon

Faux Leather Floral Cuffs from Hello Creative Family

Fall Paper Leaf Wreath from Frenchie Wraps

Glitter Apron from Midge and Madge

DIY Fall Mantel from Major Hoff Takes A Wife

Halloween Party Props from Nite Owl Creates

Disney Savings Jar from Inspiration Made Simple

DIY Farmhouse Sign from A Southern Mother

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Harry Potter Nails Tutorial

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I’ve had a lot of people ask me about my Harry Potter nails as they’ve spied them over the last two weeks of Happy Harry Potter so I thought I’d share a tutorial.

How to do awesome Harry Potter nails at home. DIY nail stamping tutorial. This would be so fun for vacation to the wizarding world of harry potter

They are super detailed but the best part is that I use a technique called nail stamping where you don’t need any artist painting skill at all to achieve the super fun designs.

LOVE these Harry Potter nails. THere is a full video tutorial for how to do them at home.

Nail stamping is relatively easy although there is a small learning curve for getting the right pressure but after a try or too you can get super awesome looking nails in a snap.

Check out the video tutorial to see exactly how it works.

Supplies

What To Do

  1. Apply a base coat to each nail.
  2. Paint your nails either white or gray.
  3. Stamp your nails. For a more detailed tutorial and list of tips tricks and where to buy supplies since my very extensive intro to nail stamping article.
  4. Apply a nail stamping friendly top coat.
  5. Apply a matte top coat.
  6. Pick up your wand and cast some awesome spells!

How awesome are these Harry Potter nails. Must try this nail stamping tutorial

Aren’t they so fun!! I seriously left these on extra long because I loved them so much!

Super cute at home harry Potter manicure. Great nail art tutorial

I hope you’ll give nail stamping a try I know I’m totally hooked.

Awesome nail stamping tutorial for darling Harry Potter manicure

And don’t forget to go enter the HUGE Harry Potter Giveaways!

How to Stamp Nails: Tips and Tricks for Success

Have you ever tried nail stamping? It’s a fun and easy way to cute nails for those of us without a steady hand. I have just updated this post to add even more awesome tips and tricks after a year of doing my nails every week. Make sure to pin this post so since I’ll be updating it as I continue to learn new tips and find new awesome products.

Nail stamping can give awesome details to nails. These tips and tricks make it doable at home.

There’s just something about Summer that makes me want pretty nails. Maybe it’s the flip flops and all the exposed toes but the nieces and I love doing our nails together and one of our favorite things is Nail Stamping! Have you ever tried it?

Love these nails. Done with nail stamping and polish not nail wraps or jamberry. Fabulous step by step tutorial and resource guide.

If you don’t know, nail stamping is a way to get fun designs on your nails. I love it because it doesn’t require any artistic ability or steady hand. Plus as long as you get a design plate with small images it works great for tiny kid nails too!

Watch the video or read the steps below!

Step by step guide to nail stamping art and a huge list of resources for best products and supplies. Great beauty tutorial.

I’m sharing how to stamp nails and some of the tricks and tips I’ve learned from trial and error.

What You Need to Stamp Nails (you don’t need all of them I’m just giving options)

When you shop through my links I get a small percentage. The prices will always be the same as regular prices (or sometimes lower). These are what I use I didn’t swap any products for a cut but when they offered one anyways I linked it. Also note I have been updating this post as I learn more and find products I love so some of the pictures might not match my current favorite products. 

How to Stamp Nails

  1. Start with painted and fully dried nails. Start with a base coat and end with a top coat on top of your colors. Use a toothpick to take of polish that strayed into the side of your nail. This is also a good time to use the clean up brush and acetone to remove stray polish from your skin.
  2. Paint a coat of contrasting nail polish onto your design plate.
  3. Scrap excess off with scraper.
  4. With a rolling motion press the stamper onto the stamp plate to transfer the design to the stamper.
  5. Stamp onto the desired nail also using a rolling motion.
  6. Use tape to pull of any stamped polish that got on your skin (it works like magic).
  7. Use acetone with cotton pad to clean up your plate between each stamping.
  8. Allow to dry and top with a coat of clear polish make sure it is stamping friendly some top coats will smear nail stamping polish.
  9. Use your clean up brush to get any stray nail polish off of your skin.

Loving this nail stamping guide. It has everything trick and tips and where to find all the products. Great step by step tutorial

Some Tips and Tricks for Nail Stamping

  • Practice, practice, practice. This is definitely an activity with a learning curve. It takes time to figure out but once you do it’s really fun.
  • MOST IMPORTANT Use a nail stamping polish. You want your stamping polish to contrast with your base coat. I’ve found lighter colors tend to work better. You want a thick polish and metallic seem to be a little thicker and work better if you want to give regular nail polish a try. Some regular polishes will stamp (like Walmart’s Ice metallics) BUT the stamping polishes work SO MUCH BETTER and are way easier to work with. they are 100% worth the extra coast.
  • Be patient and paint your nails allowing them to dry full complete with a top coat. That way if your stamp doesn’t turn out you can quickly wipe it off. Be prepared to do this especially when you are starting out! It’s not you, it’s just a tricky thing to get down.
  • Have all your tools set up so you can move quickly. Once you scrap your place you want to move fast.
  • Consider just doing an accent finger. While stamping is really fun it is finicky. Sometimes I think trying to get 10 fingers perfect (or good enough) on 3 people (me and both nieces) just takes too long.  But a few accent fingers are just the right about of fun. UPDATE: now a year into it and exclusively using stamping polishes I can easily do all three of our hands without getting too frustrated and having to do too many re-dos!
  • Know that not all designs are created equally. Different plates and different designs work differently. Unfortunately there is not great way to know which will turn out but the brands I listed I have had great success with. Just buy a plate with designs you love and give it a shot.
  • Have fun!

Must try this! Tips and tricks to nail stamping success. Great detailed tutorial and resource guide.

I originally posted this as a part of Nap-Time Creations awesome Summer Fun Series, going up today!

summer fun part 1
Fairy Magic Fun on Nap-Time Creations by XOXO Grandma
Nail Stamping Fun by Rae Gun Ramblings
Mini Minion Bowling Set Craft by Boy Oh Boy oh Boy Crafts
Cookie Butter Ice Cream from Kojo Designs
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