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Sunday, March 24, 2013

DIY Headbands: Something New, From Something Old (inspired by Mermaids)


Hey Girls and Gents!

So I've been doing some “spring cleaning” and going through my jewelry boxes, and I've found some old, and some really old forgotten pieces that I haven’t wore in awhile.

Some of the pieces had really nice gems, beads, stones and things like, and since I've been really into DIY lately, I was trying to figure out what I could do with some of items, to make them something new, that I would wear.

So I took apart the old jewelry pieces, and separated the beads, gems, and stones, took out my spray glue, hot gun, Scissors, and an old pieces of fabric that was once part of a dress, and a plane wide headband and went to work.

My headband was inspired by mermaids; you know how they kind of hoard gems, and anything that’s pretty, and glitters.

Art from: thesmartsurfer.tripod.com


Things you’re going to need:

·         Headband or Headbands (if you’re making more than one)
·         Gems, Beads, Stones, Pearls, Feathers (anything you think  will go with the theme your trying to make)
·         Hot Glue and Glue Sticks
·         Scissors
·         Fabric








Step One: place you’re fabric onto the headband and find out how you want it to lay, after you've found a place your happy with.  Remove the Fabric, and then use the Spray Glue and spray the surface and slowly pace the fabric onto the headband. Cut the extra fabric off.



(Note: Before I started Step Two, I first place the Gems onto the headband where I could get an idea of how it would look, before gluing them down)

Step Two: Using the Glue gun, I place some dots of glue onto the places where the gems were going; hold each gem down for around 15 seconds to make sure the gem doesn't move around when drying, it’s best to do one gem at a time.

Step Three: Let it set and dry overnight before wearing, you don’t want glue in your hair, or on your Hijab.



Also let me know if you want me to post some pictures of some of the other headbands I've made, i'll love to show y'all.

Peace n' Love<3