Monday, February 13, 2012
DIY Glitter Heart Headband
One of my favorite blogs and brands of all time is Ban.do-- I've always loved their styling, their headbands, and their funky videos. My friends from college and I used to designate rainy and cold Saturdays as "Ban.do Days" and we would sit on the carpet and make stuff like bows, headbands, pom pom corsages, and glittery girly things.
When I saw this glitter fabric at Hobby Lobby, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with the fabric... the Ban.do heart headband! I am very aware that my handmade headband looks nowhere near as good as those crafty ladies at Ban.do, but I tried. :)
To make a glittery heart headband you need:
- A headband (I love the huge packs of headbands at Forever21. Very good for crafting.)
- Hot glue gun
- Foam or something to be the base heart
- Glitter fabric or any fabric you want to use
Here is the glitter fabric that I found at Hobby Lobby. I found it in the foam section, you know the section where they have all those pieces of foam that look like paper? I couldn't believe that this stuff existed, so I bought three sheets. (Not pictured: red. It was in mid-craft at this point. :))
The first thing you need to do is cut out a heart from the foam. I was experimenting with different sizes. I ended up choosing the larger heart. Then you need to take your hot glue gun and glue the foam to the glitter fabric.
Cut a general heart shape around your foam and then cut some slits so that you can fold the fabric around the heart and it keeps its crisp heart shape. Start glueing all of the little slits down. I did this on both sides of the heart so that you can't see the foam when it is against my head.
To get the heart to stick on the headband, cut another little heart shape and make sure it is a bit smaller than the heart for the headband. Then test where you want the heart to go on the headband in the mirror, you might be surprised by how low it needs to be on the headband. Then put a little glue on the headband and secure the heart. With your little piece of heart fabric, drop some dollops of hot glue and place it on the back of the heart, making a little sandwich with the headband, the heart, and the heart fabric. Hold it in place until the glue is cool, and you've got it! :)
Who cares if it's Valentine's Day. I just love the hearts. ;)
♡❤♡❤♡❤♡❤♡❤♡ (But happy Valentine's Day, nonetheless.) ♡❤♡❤♡❤♡❤♡❤♡