DIY Moon Phase Hair Barrettes

by - January 17, 2021

 Hair accessories are a simple way of spicing up any hairdo. Since I'm always on the go, I find myself using claw clips or scrunchies to get my hair out of my face basically all the time. I tend to gravitate towards the same hair accessories and use them over and over again. I wanted to shake up my hairstyles by making my own hair clips using polymer clay. Because I'm a moon fanatic, I wanted to create a moon phase barrette. I loved how it turned out, and honestly cannot wait to make more for my family and friends.


  • 3 different colored polymer clay
  • rolling pin
  • soda cap or anything round
  • X-Acto knife
  • hair clips or barrettes
  • adhesive of choice


1.) Pick 3 complementary colors and roll each clay into a snake.

2.) Combine the 3 clays by twisting and rolling until you achieve a marble effect.

3.) Roll the clay into a ball and flatten it using a rolling pin.

4.) Use anything round to cut the clay into 5 circles.

5.) Set aside one of the circles as that will be the full moon. 

  • Cut the rest of the circles the shape of all the moon phases. (You should end up with 1 full moon, 2 gibbous moons, and 2 crescent moons.)

6.) Bake the clay in the oven according to the instructions on the clay package.

7.) Allow the clay to cool for 10-15 minutes.

8.) Once cooled, use glue to attach each moon to the barrettes.

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  2. This is a great idea, however the first and third quarter moons are mislabeled. The waxing "half" moon is the first quarter moon. The waning "half" moon is the third or last quarter moon. Moon Phases