Rapunzel Braid Hair Clip ~ DIY Tutorial

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Raise your hand if your princess loves Rapunzel. Raise your hand (or your princess’s hand) if she would love a Rapunzel braid to clip in her hair…

A few weeks ago, one of my loyal customers contacted me and asked if I could make a Rapunzel braid hair clip for her daughter’s birthday. I jumped at the chance to make something different than what I normally do and decided that I just had to share it on my blog.

And for those of you that love to look at crafts but would rather buy, you can purchase one through missyprissybowboutique.com

Rapunzel Braid Hair Clip

Supply List

Yarn (I chose a soft cotton blend)
French clip
Hot Glue
Rhinestones or Buttons

1. Started off by using my two barstools to wind the yarn. Once I got a nice thick section of yarn, I cut it through both ends and combined. This provided me with a good section of yarn hair for the braid. I also used a small piece of yarn to tie around and secure it.

2. Next, I cut out 2 felt circles, in which I would secure the braid to.

3. I then braided the yarn, just like a normal ‘human’ braid.

4. Glued a felt circle on each side of the braid and then glued the excess felt together. This makes a strong backing that can hold the weight of the braid.

5. I cut out a few different size and colors of felt flowers and glued them together, stacking when necessary. The big flowers were glued to the round felt pieces and the small flowers were glued to the braid itself.

6. This flower was slightly smaller and was glued to the bottom of the braid.

7. Here it is on the bottom of the braid, with the tail of ‘hair’ sticking out.

8. Next, I took my french clip and removed the spring from it and ran a bead of glue on the back. I then secured it to the felt circle.

9. I glued a small piece of felt over the clip and replaced the spring.

10. Voila! A Rapunzel Braid Hair Clip, fit for a Princess!

I would LOVE to give away one of these braids, so if you are interested, please leave a comment at the end of this post and a random comment will be chosen March 22 at 12pm cst!

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  1. Anna says

    Ohhhh my goodness! We're going to need to score one of those bad boys one way or another! Too cute, Abbie!

  2. Ashley Marie says

    Oh my goodness! My daughter Abigail LOVES "Pepunzel" as she says! I will definitly have to make this for her!!!!Thanks for taking the time to explain everything!

  3. Ashley Marie says

    Haha. I just realized both Anna and I said " Oh my goodness". It's just so darn cute- great minds think alike!

  4. Anonymous says

    My precious grandchild loves to play Tangled, which I translate to Repunzel. Of course she is always the beautiful princess and I am the wicked OLD lady because I have white hair and bumpy skin :( If I were to look closely I might even find a wart and a long hair – lol. I love love LOVE the braid and if I do not win one of yours I will have to be a copy cat and create one for our princess.
    Thanks for the wonderful tutorial :)

  5. Ellen McRaney and Ron Holt says

    I love the Rapunzel braid!!! Every time I asked my niece what she wanted for Christmas this year it was a Rapunzel doll. When asked what her baby sister wanted…(baby sister was 9mo at the time)…it was a Rapunzel doll…because why would anyone want ANYthing else??? Her dad apparently wanted one too. :) My niece is 3. You can see a picture of her here: https://www.facebook.com/mcraneyphoto#!/photo.php?fbid=418139106242&set=a.418138661242.192392.23270486242&type=1&theater
    I adore her. She loves long princess hair. She has wispy blonde hair that is still only just past her shoulders…(baby sister is now 11mo and has more hair already). Her favorite thing to do on a daily basis is play dress up. She changes into more "princess" outfits in a day than I ever had an opportunity to try on in my lifetime. My sweet beautiful niece NEEDS Rapunzal hair!!!
    So cute. :)

  6. Jackie says

    Wow – that is such a cute idea! I love that you covered the ends with the felt circles and covered the clip too! My girls love to play dress up and would totally go crazy over this!

  7. ...Summer Burton says

    Oh so cute! I have a little red-haired Rapunzel who would love a braid like this to wear when we visit Disneyworld in September!

  8. Anonymous says

    My sweet granddaughter has been enchanted by Rapunzel for months. She had a three year Rapunzel themed birthday party, and constantly dresses up and plays with her Rapunzel toys and makes believe that she is this princess since she has blond hair. She would absolutely LOVE this braid. If I don't get picked as a winner, I will have to try and make her one of these. Either way she will be a winner because she is definitely going to have one. Thank you for your wonderful ideas!!!!!!

  9. PeaceLoveSerenity says

    My 5 year old is so in love with Rapunzel… she dressed her brother up as "Rapunzel-hair" (as she calls her) whenever she got the chance hehe. Unfortunately she was diagnosed with leukemia and is currently battling it with such strength as I cannot believe comes from her little body. Losing her hair is very hard for her as she's been trying to grow it out like her favorite princess. If I don't get picked the winner from your generous giveaway, I thank you anyways for the tutorial so I can make my little soldier her own lock of Rapunzel-hair.

  10. Torrie Sorge says

    Hi, I'm new to your blog today via Musing from a Minster's Wife. This is the cutest idea! We have a 3 1/2 yr old daughter who LOVES Tangled. This April we are finally taking our family to Walt Disney World (we've been working towards this vacation for 2 years)! It would be so fun for her to wear her Tangled dress along with her braid around the park! Thanks for sharing your "how-to" also. I am sharing this post as one of this week's favorites at my blog tomorrow. :) ~Torrie @ http://blessedbeyondmeasure-ts.blogspot.com

  11. Spangled says

    I just wanted to say that I went as Repunzel for Halloween in 6th grade and made my own braid from mom's knitting yarn, although it was not as pretty as yours! (It was bright yellow with no flowers.) My mom was impressed that I made it myself (I did this secretly, as I had stolen her yarn!), which made me feel great.

  12. Abbie @ lovinourchaos says

    Ashley, that is adorable the she says 'Pepunzel'. Love your daughter's name and so glad you enjoyed the tutorial!

  13. Abbie @ lovinourchaos says

    Oh, I am sure that you are a wonderful, loving Grandmother! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  14. Abbie @ lovinourchaos says

    Awww, your little niece sounds adorable! Playing dress up is so much fun! Enjoy your special time with your niece!

  15. Abbie @ lovinourchaos says

    What a fun little party! My daughter went to a Rapunzel party last year and was totally enchanted with Rapunzel. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog!

  16. Abbie @ lovinourchaos says

    Thanks for checking out my tutorial and for the compliment. It was my pleasure to create this fun tutorial!

  17. Abbie @ lovinourchaos says

    LOL! The thought actually crossed my mind to try it on! 😉 But then again…I have always thought red hair was pretty… :-)

  18. Abbie @ lovinourchaos says

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Please check out my other crafty threads and ideas. :-)

  19. Beth says

    I was wondering a way to get "Rapunzel" without having to make a whole wig that was that long (I really need to get my tutorial up on that)… Thanks for the fantastic idea!

  20. Abbie @ lovinourchaos says

    Thanks Torrie for stopping by and commenting. And a BIG thank you for sharing this on your blog! Off to check out YOUR blog now! :-)

  21. Abbie @ lovinourchaos says

    Thanks! And if you do get your tutorial up, please come back and I will try and share it as well. :-)

  22. The Girl with One Painted Nail says

    Hey, thanks for sharing! My sister loves repunzel and I'll deffinitly have to make one of these for her, she'll be thrilled! Feel free to check out my blog too, I'm fairly new to blogging and would love the support! :)http://dancinginbowlingshoes.blogspot.com/

  23. Melissa says

    Hmmm…I just thought of using wool roving for the braid instead of yarn. I wonder if that might look more like real hair or if it would just get obnoxiously fuzzy eventually? Anyway, this is a brilliantly clever idea and it made me think how much my 4 year old niece would LOVE something like this! My 4 year old son, on the other hand, would swiftly turn the braid into a rope to lasso bad guys! Hey, wait! That IS like "Tangled"! Thanks for the cute idea!

  24. jennx says

    This is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your idea with everyone. I know a little girl who would love one of these!

  25. Anonymous says

    Ok, this is way too cute. And I have a true little princess who would look adorable with a Rapunzel Braid Hair Clip. Thanks for your willingness to share.

    Jinna in KS

  26. pklaw says

    My granddaughter would love this – if I don't win I will definitely be making one for her! Super idea! Thanks for sharing!


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