About a year ago I cut my hair from about shoulder length to pixie length. I love the cut, but sometimes I feel like I need something to girly it up a little bit. I have a few hair bows and clips, but they’re pretty big. I didn’t have anything subtle to wear. One day I was walking down the bead isle at the craft store and found just the thing I was looking for. I went right home and started making the perfect pretty yet subtle headband.
Now I’m going to share the easy steps to make your own. When I say easy I mean really really easy.
And you only need a few supplies:
A Headband Blank
A Skein of Embroidery Floss (fyi – it’s so much easier if the skein is wrapped on a floss card)
First, you take the headband blank and hot glue the rhinestone chain on. You may need a tough pair of scissors to snip off any extra length.
I guess you could just stop there and call it a day, but I wanted a little more polished look. To get the look I was going for you start the
tedious fun part of winding the floss. I started it off by holding the end of the floss against the headband then wrapped around it to lock it without having to tie a knot. I wish I had taken a picture so you can see it. Hopefully you understand what I mean.
To tie off the end I just snipped the floss leaving a few inch tail to work with. Then I looped the thread around the headband and tucked the end down into the loop before pulling it tight. Just a simple knot that’s really hard to get a picture of when you only have one free hand. I did a few of the knots, cut the extra, then dabbed a tiny bit of hot glue on to seal it so they won’t slip. (Please excuse the scratched up table top. That’s a project for the future.)
And you’re done! Within the time it took me to listen to an episode of my favorite podcast I had whipped up two. It really is so simple. I’m planning to make a few more with my 4 year old for a mommy-daughter craft night. It’s that easy. Obviously I’ll be dealing with the hot glue so don’t worry.
I’m super pleased with the result. I wore one every day last week and got a compliment every time. I love being able to tell people I made it when they ask where I got it. And now you can too!
Make sure to send pictures if you make one too! I would love to see!