Posts tagged ‘How To Make Headbands’
DIY • Festival Headbands
In just one week, my best friend Jennie and I will be packing up a rental car and driving down to Tennessee for the Bonnaroo Music Festival. Aside from making packing lists, playlists, and putting together my Bonnaroo music schedule, I have been busy making headbands for us to wear.
• All Points West 2009 •
The headbands in the above picture were the first ones that I ever made. We wore them last year for All Points West and got so many compliments that I decided to make a whole new batch for this year’s festival season.
I buy all of my supplies at M&J Trimmings in NYC, which is basically a decoration mecca. They have EVERYTHING – suede, detailed ribbon, fake flowers, feathers – you name it, they’ve got it. Once you have all your trimmings, all you need is some elastic, a glue gun, a needle and some thread.
• this years trimmings •
After I measure the circumference of my head, I glue a small piece of elastic to the end of one side of the fabric and secure it by running a needle and thread through a few times. Then using the same process, I attach the other side of the fabric to the elastic so that there’s a bit of stretch to my headband.
After that, I either leave the headband as it is or add flowers, feathers, ribbons, or anything else I find that will make it more aesthetically pleasing.
Here are some of the finished pieces:
• Et Voila! •