Don’t you just love just love wearing headbands! It’s jewelry in your hair, and the one-of-kind-headbands are my forte. Since I love DIY’s so much of course I’d try my hand in hair accessories. And these accessories are super easy, Instant Gratification! Check out this Oh So Chic DIY Hand bands
Directions First Headband:
- Step 1: Measure the elastic head band around your head. Make sure it’s tight enough to stay put. Then cut elastic trim to the correct size.
- Step2: Take your appliqué and hot glue one end onto the back of the appliqué, then hot glue the other end. And you finished!
Second Head band:
- Step 1: Measure the Metallic trim around your head and cut. Now cut off an extra 2inches of the cut trim and hot glue or sew one end of remaining elastic thread to that end.
- Step 2: Measure the trim and sewn elastic thread around your head again, and be sure to make it tight to stretch out the elastic trim for a stronger hold.
- Step 3: Once you measured it cut the extra elastic off and hot glue or sew to the other end of the metallic trim.
It’s Lady Gaga meets Gossip Girl!
Bow headpieces are a big hit this year. And we’ve seen many different variations of it on Lady Gaga, and Gossip Girl. We’ve seen striped bows, hair made bows, lace bows, oversized bows to small bows, but so far I haven’t seen any sequin bows headbands. So I decided to make one, these totally chic bows take 5 minutes to make and look great on a hair clip or a headband. And did I mention there perfect for the Spring and Summer!
Stretchable Sequin Bow Tie
- Step one- Fold the cut Stretch Sequin in half and sew each ends together.
- Step two- With the sewn sequin facing vertically in the middle, pinch the center and sew the sequins in place.
- Step three- With the center sewn, take your needle and thread put the needle thru the middle of the sewn center horizontally, pull from the back of the bow then repeat. (This will create the back of the center bow and front to stick together.)
- Step four- Hot glue to a headband or hairclip
Tips* Add a funky button, ribbon or chain around the center for a more finished look. I prefer a plain headband with a little bit of glam, but dress it up to fit your own personal style.
With Spring in the Air, I am obsessed with making accessories to wear especially with floral or lace designs for this season. Here is a fun and girly accessory to make for an everyday outfit, perfect for the blooming season.
For a list of materials click here
DIY Headband Workshop at
Hurry and sign-up for this weekend’s headband workshop while space is still available. Bring your friends and meet new friends during this exciting event. Learn how to make your own fashionable headbands from some of M&J’s designers.
Location: M&J Trimming (1008 Sixth Avenue, NYC, 10018)
Time: 9:30am – 12Pm
Date: April 19th, 2009
Call 1-800-9-MJTRIM to sign-up
We’d like to thank everyone who participated in this past Sunday’s Fashion Headband Workshop. We hope it was as enjoyable to you as it was to us. The workshop turned out much better than what we had anticipated. Of course we have our attendees to thank for that. It was quite enjoyable to see how creative everyone was with the headbands.
We’re holding another Fashion Headband Workshop on the 1st of February from 10am to 12pm in our NYC retail store. If anyone would like to participate in the upcoming workshop, please call our customer service representatives to sign-up at 1-800-965-8746 ext 377. Spaces are limited and only requires a $10 deposit.
Here are also some photos from the workshop that we’d like to share.