8 Aug

Welcome to HIGH on DIY’s first post! I have always loved creating and am really excited to officially become a part of the Do-It-Yourself trend that’s becoming more and more popular in the fashion world. For the first DIY, I have chosen this beautiful shooting star hair piece from Rodarte’s Fall 2012 collection. When I saw these during New York Fashion Week in February, they really caught my eye and I have wanted one for myself since then. You can create these in 4 easy steps.

For supplies, you can either buy gold glitter stars or gold star nailheads and jump straight to Steps 2 OR you can make the stars yourself like I did in one easy step. So here’s what you will need:

Step 1: Print the star template and cutout all 3 star sizes. Then trace 2 big stars, 7 medium, and 9  small ones from the gold metal sheet. Optional: Fold the stars slightly along the dotted line so they curve out and get a 3D look.

Step 2: To make branches on the hair clip to hold the stars, cut the jewelry wire into a few 10 cm and a few 15 cm pieces.  Then, pass each piece of wire through the clip and twist it to secure it around the clip. Leave the ends of the wire untwisted. Each piece of wire should look like the letter Y.

Step 3: On each of the stars, make two holes in the center with a pin. Take one branch of the Y shape wire and pass it up through one of the holes. Pass the wire back down from the second hole and twist the wires together under the star to secure. Attach another star to the second branch of the Y shape.

Step 4: Alternating between medium and small size stars, repeat step 3 on all other branches. Attach the 2 big stars at each end of the clip and adjust their branches to make them the center pieces. When all the stars are attached to the branches, create a nice cluster of medium and small stars around the  2 big stars by adjusting their branches.

And then you have your Rodarte inspired shooting star hair clip ready to accessorize any of your outfits! Wear it with a 40s style faux bob to get the full Rodarte look or just with a messy updo or curls like I did.

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Second image by Studded Hearts & Into The Gloss. Rest of the images by HIGH on DIY.

24 Comments on “high on SHOOTING STAR HAIR CLIP diy”

  1. Ashley December 17, 2015 at 3:13 PM #

    I am in love! Def going to attempt this for NYE, DO you by any chance remember where you bought the hair clip?

  2. Sam December 15, 2012 at 9:57 PM #

    Will the stars and wire bend out of shape? Just curious how long it would last and if it was fragile?

    • HIGHonDIY December 31, 2012 at 12:11 AM #

      Hi Sam, you can opt for thicker wire that do not bend out of shape as much. Also, since you are using it on your hair, there are less chances of it getting crushed, so it stays in shape. Hope you give it a try!

  3. Ching October 7, 2012 at 11:02 AM #

    So gorgeous and I love the dangly jewelry wires underneath, gives it a raw starburst feel <3

    • HIGHonDIY October 7, 2012 at 1:22 PM #

      Thanks Ching! I love how I can create any shape with those wires 🙂

  4. Polly September 17, 2012 at 7:22 AM #

    amazing diy!
    i wrote about this stars in hair!
    can i write about you?

    Polly with love

    • HIGHonDIY October 7, 2012 at 1:21 PM #

      Thanks Polly! Please feel free to write about the DIY and you can use pictures as well (maximum two pictures per post).

  5. Polly September 17, 2012 at 7:05 AM #

    wow!it’s amazing!
    i wrote about this stars, can i wrote about your hand-made??)

  6. Khushbu Merchant September 17, 2012 at 6:38 AM #

    This is absolutely stunning.


    • HIGHonDIY October 7, 2012 at 1:18 PM #

      Thanks Khushbu!

  7. matter of style August 27, 2012 at 3:28 AM #

    that’s beautiful! well done! 😀

    • HIGHonDIY August 27, 2012 at 1:06 PM #

      Thank you!

  8. Yasi August 19, 2012 at 4:18 PM #

    Amazing I LOVE IT!!!

    • HIGHonDIY August 19, 2012 at 9:46 PM #

      Thanks Yasi for checking it out!

  9. Ashley August 18, 2012 at 9:42 PM #

    That’s beautiful! I loooved the rodarte hair styling, have been waiting to see some rad diys.

    • HIGHonDIY August 19, 2012 at 9:46 PM #

      Thanks Ashley! Yeah, the hair style is perfect for wavy hair like mine : )

  10. Kate M. August 16, 2012 at 5:41 PM #

    Fantastic tutorial! I’m getting married next month and I can’t wait to make one of these for my hair. 🙂

    I can’t wait to see your next creation!

    • HIGHonDIY August 16, 2012 at 9:02 PM #

      Thanks Kate and congratulations! Next DIY is in the making 🙂

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