Fashion DIY Tutorial: Something Nice for Bad Hair Days – Headband

There are days (and it is not uncommon for me) where my hair is totally uncooperative, lead its own live, and does not look as I like to have. First, my hair (a cross between smooth and wavy), despite many efforts is not easy to style and secondly, I often lack the time and muse to flat it or to make curls. In such cases, for me, there are two options: either tie up or leave and control the disaster with a nice headband.

On the halftime of my DIY Advent calendar, I’ll show you how to transform a simple plastic circlet quickly into pretty hair accessories.

Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need

  1. Headband
  2. Piece of braid or fabric remnants
  3. Pretty rhinestone belt buckle
  4. Scissors
  5. Hot glue gun

DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions

Before it starts, you can switch on the hot glue gun and cover the work surface with a paper bag or newspaper to protect it from glue bumbles on.

DIY Step 1

Put the braid around the circlet and cut the length, measured with 2 centimeters extra length on both sides of the circlet.

DIY Step 2

Smear on the inside at the open end of the circlet approximately 2 cm wide with adhesive.

DIY Step 3

Put the extra long (2 cm) of the braid on the already glued inside and press on. If your braid (as in my case) is slightly wider than the circlet, you should also affix the two layers of fabric with glue to connect them.

DIY Step 4

As the hot glue dries very quickly, you should not smear it at once, but only small parts and so glue the braid piece by piece.

DIY Step 5

When you arrive at the other end, you again smear some glue on the inside of the circlet, in order to fold back the excess braid and glue it together. Now the headband got its “new dress”.

The Loop of the Headband

DIY Step 6

Now we start with the extra loop. Cut about 18 cm from the braid and fold it together as you can see in the picture.

DIY Step 7

Draw the folded braid through the belt buckle and place the buckle in the middle of the loop.

DIY Step 8

Smear the inside of the loop a little thicker with glue at the desired location on the circlet. I placed my bow in the first third on the right side. DONE!

DIY Tutorial – the Final Result Headband

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