Headbands add a subtle sense of style to any outfit. They are a great way to accessorize and keep hair out of your face. Making your own DIY headbands are fun to design, and requires a simple process. Monique Taylor-Yee Shui shares a creative way to make your own fabulous headbands.
- Plain headbands of choice
- Chenille pipe cleaners (5-6 pieces per headband)
- 4-6mm rhinestone cup chain (approx. 12-15 inches per headband)
- Hot glue gun
- Wire clipper
- Pliers (optional)
- Start with your headband of choice, just know that the thicker the headband, the more pipe cleaners you’ll have to use. Also when choosing your headband and pipe cleaners, try to get colours that compliment each other! To start off your headband, put a small drop of glue using a glue gun to the end of the headband on the inside. Take one of your pipe cleaners and put the end on top of that drop of glue. Hold for a few seconds until it is dry. Start wrapping the pipe cleaner around the headband and continue wrapping for approx. 1-1.5 inches – Wrapping the pipe cleaner around the headband before adding your embellishments makes a more comfortable headband – some may find the stones behind their ear uncomfortable.
- Now that you have your end wrapped leave your pipe cleaner start adding your rhinestone chain or pearls. Glue the end of the embellishment to the center of the headband and allow to dry for a few seconds. Glue every other stone to the headband until you have reached the other end – be sure to leave the same 1-1.5 inches on the end of your headband without embellishments.
- Take your pipe cleaner that you wrapped around the end of the headband and wrap in between each rhinestone adding a small drop of glue with each wraparound. When you’ve reached the end of the pipe cleaner, place a drop of hot glue to the headband and press the end of a new pipe cleaner down over the glue.
- Continue wrapping the pipe cleaner until you reach the end of the headband and finish with a final drop of hot glue.
- Go back with a pair of needle nose pliers and press down any wire bits that might be poking out.
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