How to make your own bridal hair comb

Updated February 21, 2017

Creating your own bridal hair comb is an inexpensive craft that will not only save you a few dollars, but will provide you a unique memento from your wedding. After picking out your gown, you can customise your bridal hair comb to match. You can combine silk flowers and beads, or even use fresh flowers; but if you use fresh flowers you'll have to make the hair comb shortly before the wedding in order to keep the flowers from wilting.

Choose sturdy metal or plastic combs to decorate. You can usually find these types of undecorated combs in the bridal section of your local craft store. You may want to pick up a couple of extra combs just in case.

Plug in your glue gun and allow ten to fifteen minutes for it to warm up.

Plan the decoration of your hair comb. You can experiment with the placement of flowers and beads before gluing them on to see how they look. You may want to spend some time studying premade hair combs for ideas and inspiration.

Dab hot glue on the back of your silk flowers and press them into place on the comb. For larger flowers, you may need to use a healthy amount of glue to ensure the flower does not fall off.

Add seed beads, sequins and pearls to your decoration, using small dabs of glue on the backs of the beads and pearls before pressing them into place on the comb.

Allow the glue to cool and dry before using the combs, otherwise you risk loosening or dislodging the flowers.


You may also be able to use real, lightweight flowers by positioning them above the back of the comb and threading them into place with thread wire.

Things You'll Need

  • Undecorated hair combs
  • Hot glue gun
  • Silk flowers
  • Seed beads and pearls
  • Sequins
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Jennifer Hudock is an author, editor and freelancer from Pennsylvania. She has upcoming work appearing in two Library of the Living Dead Press anthologies and has been published in numerous print and online journals, including eMuse, Real TV Addict and Strange Horizons. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English/creative writing from Bloomsburg University.