Hard headbands can be a great hair accessory and are often more comfortable than elastic ones, which, if too tight, can give you a headache in less than 5 minutes. With so many stylish and easy to make designs, hard headbands are also great for DIY. If you are wondering how to make a hard headband at home, try these 4 design ideas. They are all very stylish and take less than 30 minutes to make!
Those of you who love the bling and sparkle can use old jewelry to make a DIY jeweled headband. You might need small pliers to pry out some of the gems from your old necklaces. Then, glue them on the plastic headband using a small amount of hot glue.
Make sure you have enough base beads – i.e. the beads that will make up most of the headband decoration. I found the bicone beads easiest to work with, while pearls, especially large ones, can be tricky to glue.
If you are a fan of floral designs, you can make a hard headband with a felt flower decoration. All you will need is a few pieces of felt (in matching colors) and some glue.
Start by drawing 3 different size petals on the felt pieces with a vanishing fabric marker. Then, glue the smallest petal on top of the medium size petal and the medium size petal on top of the larger petal. At the end, add a small circle at the center of the flower.
- DIY Pom Pom Headband
Glue pom poms of different sizes and colors on a hard headband using hot glue. You can find all kinds of assorted pom pom bags on Amazon. They are cheap and useful for a variety of DIY projects.
You can make the hard headband more festive by selecting colors for each season (e.g., orange, brown, and beige for fall/Thanksgiving and red, white, and green for the Christmas holidays).
- DIY Yarn Headband
To make this DIY winter headband, you’ll need colorful yarn and a hard velvet headband. Tie the end of the yarn in a small knot at the end of the headband. Then, wrap the headband with the yarn. Finish it up with another small knot. You can decorate the headband by gluing some buttons and charms on the yarn. If you are using a plastic headband instead, use a little bit of glue to prevent the yarn from unraveling.
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