Friday, 28 December 2012

20 minute headbands

Ok, last DIY of 2012. A discreetly bejeweled headband so quick and simple it can be made over a lunch break and be ready in time for any glitzy New Years parties. And it can be made with scrap bits and pieces you likely have around the house. The best part is that you can vary this DIY so much to create your own look, by using whichever trims/ribbons and costume jewel pieces you have laying around or like the look of.


  • Ribbon - I like black velvet for its simple elegance, but the possibilities for variety of this DIY start here
  • Some old or thrifted necklaces
  • Hair elastics - elastics anything will work, I just didn't have anything else around
  • Needle and thread
  • Possibly some pliers to remove any necklace ends that don't look too great

Measure how much ribbon is needly by simply wrapping it around your head, and remove a couple of cm for the elastic stretched out.

Lay out the necklace over the ribbon and sew in place. Glueing works, but sewing will look better and spare you the headache of removing/hiding smeared glue.

Sew the ends of the ribbon around the hair elastic and that's it.  

If you are planning on using them as headbands in 1920s style, you might not want elastics showing. So simply leave the ribbon ends long and you can tie into a pretty bow.


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