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.
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When it comes to hair accessories this season it seems that almost anything goes. The spring 2010 hair accessories trend includes jeweled, burlesque and vintage inspired, oversized bows and even lace rabbit ears. I am happy to see the fun spirit of this trend catching on so quickly and I know that many of our readers are too. Hair accessories are great way to keep on top of current trends with out breaking the bank. Here is a piece I created for my spring 2010 look.
- Cut fringe into a 9” piece.
- Cut the braid into a 10” piece.
- Glue the braid over top the edging of the fringe leaving a ½” on each side.
- Fold the ½” pieces of braid back and glue.
- Measure around your head to determine how much elastic you will need to use. Keep in mind that you want the elastic to be little taught around the head.
- Glue the ends of elastic to the braid and fringe.
- Wear and enjoy.
This past Sunday’s headband workshop was another success and, “What do we consider a success”, you ask? Well, it’s when we’ve accomplished our goal in creating a fun and exciting time for those who participated.
Marisa of Neon Tea Party also attended this early morning workshop and assured readers that she had a great time. Visit Neon Tea Party for some details on her experience. If you’re interested in attending the next headband workshop, pleases call 1-800-9-MJTRIM ext 377. Spread the word. We hope to see you there.
M&J Trimming would like to thank all the participants from this Sunday’s headband workshop. Despite the heavy rain, everyone was able to attend and enjoyed the session. Here are a few photos from the workshop. We hope to see you all again for the next one on the 14th of June.
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
On February 15th, we hosted another Headband workshop, which of course was a big hit. No one can deny that headbands are quite popular right now. Thank you to all the participants for this enjoyable time we all spent together crafting one of a kind headpieces.