The girls and I had some fun choosing from the aisle of mix and match accessories to make a pile of headbands for the new school year! I’m a firm believer in the power of accessories to dress up an outfit, pull together a style, and express personality.
Simplicity brand fabric or braided headbands in desired size/color
Simplicity brand flower/bead/bow accessories
Realeather leather scraps
hot glue gun/gluesticks
*I found all my supplies at Jo-Ann*
These headbands can be put together in minutes. Remove packaging and tags from the headband and accessory piece. There are a wide variety of colors, sizes, and styles in both the headbands and the accessory pieces. You will simply hot glue the accessory piece on top of the headband. I think these look best with the accessory piece centered about midway from the ear to the top of the head – it may help to put the headband on and hold up the accessory piece to determine the best positioning. Add a dab of hot glue to the headband and press the center of the accessory piece into place. Once that cools, gently lift up the remaining sides of the accessory piece and glue them into place (put the glue onto the back of the accessory piece versus directly onto the headband so that you don’t accidentally spread the glue beyond the accent piece. Working on smaller parts at a time will ensure that the hot glue does not cool before you are able to position the piece in place. Allow to cool completely.
Some of the accessory pieces may come with felt tabs that the headband can slide through. You can also add felt on the bottom side of the headband as a backing. This isn’t necessary but can add security to the headband or cover unsightly glue on the underside.
That’s all there is to it! You can make a pile to go with every outfit!
If you have a die-cutting machine that cuts leather (I like to use my Cricut Explore), you can even cut out bow accessories from leather. I found this great scrap bag of leather that had metallic pieces in it just perfect for headband accents. Isn’t this one darling? And so easy to make!
This is such a fun craft for your girls to help with as they get prepared to go back to school! Happy crafting!!
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