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Crazy Hair Day: Cupcakes and Spirals Tutorial

February 27, 2013

Today was Crazy Hair Day as part of Spirit Week at the Teen’s school. After scouring the web and collecting some crazy hair ideas on pinterest for her to choose from (not all of the pins were doable but I thought they were cool) Amber liked the cupcakes so we went with it! Here is what we did (apologies for the cell pics, it was early):


Start by cutting and X in the bottom of your cupcake liners


Create how ever many pony tails you wish, wherever you wish.


Pull your pony tail through the bottom of the cupcake liner so that the bottom is against the head. Make a bun as you normally would. Be careful not to disturb the liner too much. Secure with another rubber band. I didn’t take a photo of this step but you can see it in the finished photos.

You can stop here and just have cupcakes! Amber wanted to do something with her bangs. I busted out the chenille stems/pipe cleaners. We made spirals, this is how:


First we decided 2 of them was a good number and made tiny pony tails. I wrapped the pip cleaner around my finger making a spring. To put it on the hair I scrunched down the spring and stuck it through. Holding the tips of the hair, pull out your spring into a spiral. Secure the hair to the top of it with a small clip. At the base of the pony tail stick the end of the pipe cleaner under the rubber band.

We also made cherries out of pipe cleaners and attached to the bun with a bobby pin.

The final result:


9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 27, 2013 12:34 pm

    LOL! Now that is definitely the perfect do for Crazy Hair Day! Awesome!

  2. February 27, 2013 12:49 pm

    That is certainly a crazy hair style!! It is so nice that the school allows them to do this!!

    • February 28, 2013 8:10 am

      Every day this week was something. Today is crazy sock day and Friday they dress up as their favorite book character! In honor of Dr Suess’ birthday!

  3. February 27, 2013 2:14 pm

    LOL Awesome! She looks great!

  4. February 28, 2013 6:00 am

    Ha! That is funny! Was this for school or something?

    • February 28, 2013 8:09 am

      Yes it was spirit week in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Today is crazy sock day and tomorrow they get to dress up like their favorite book character! Amber is going to be Katniss in her flaming dress.

  5. March 6, 2013 8:09 am

    I could never figure out anything creative to do for crazy hair day! My kids had theirs a couple of weeks ago so it will be a while for the next one but I’ll have to remember this – or at least remember to check Pinterest!

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