Wednesday, February 27, 2013
During Sisi's naptime today, I made these stackable rhinestone headbands to send in a care package to a friend. They are so easy and mindless to make. They also look happy and Springy, and I can't wait to play with other color combos. I'm thinking black/green/pink (watermelon colors) next!
DIY Stackable Ombre Rhinestone Wrapped Headbands
- super thin metal headbands
- tacky glue or glue gun
- rhinestone trim (I think smaller rhinestones (2 mm) are more wearable for everyday, but chunky rhinestone trim could be pretty for a bride!)
- embroidery floss in 3 different colors (I used graduated pink tones for an ombre look!)
- Cut enough rhinestone trim to cover the length of the headband
- Do 5 or 6 spots of glue on the headband, and attach the rhinestone trim. It doesn't have to be a permanent bond- just enough to hold the rhinestones in place while you wrap the band.
- In between each rhinestone, wrap the floss 3 or 4 times around the band. Do this the whole length of the headband.
- To start the wrapping process, I simply tied a few knots around the band several rhinestones from the end, then wrapped downward toward the tip and back up over the knots to secure them.
- To end the wrapping process, I tied a knot a few rhinestones from the end, wrapped back over the knots, cut the floss, and used a little glue to secure the frayed end.
- Try a strand of pearls, beads, or crystals to mix up the look! Note that you won't be able to measure out and cut the length of the bead/pearl strand ahead of time because you won't know for sure how far apart the beads/pearls will be until you wrap them.
- Alternate colors of floss on one headband to create a striped or color-blocked look.
- Use super thin ribbon, rope, baker's twine, leather, or fabric to wrap.
- Spread 'em out or wear them close together.