My latest beauty obsession are headbands, and I’ve been keeping an eye out for bands that are pretty and delicate, but practical enough for everyday use, and that don’t cost a fortune. I soon discovered, however, that my boxes of old hair accessories and costume jewelry held more possibilities than I could find in stores.
I lead an active lifestyle and live in a warm climate, so have always preferred short hair. After a recent haircut, however, the stylist and I agreed that I needed to give the side-pinned bangs look a rest. After some experimentation, I found that giving my pin-straight hair an all-over curl with a flat-iron, messing it up a bit, then placing a headband on at just the right angle, could give me a pretty, made-up look with little effort.
Here’s a headband that I made recently using an old fabric-covered headband and clearance jewelry from Target.
I disassembled the flowers from the original bracelet and removed their metal backing.
I then covered the old white headband with a scrap of fancy ribbon.
I attached the ribbon using Scotch multipurpose glue, which dries clear. The ends of the ribbon were wrapped under the headband and also glued. I made sure there was a bit of glue on the cut ribbon edges to prevent fraying. The ends were clamped with a paper clip while they dried.
Using my favorite headband as a guide for placement, I glued the flowers onto my prepped headband.
You can see how simple these steps are! Pretty parts from items that cost next-to-nothing, fancy scraps, old accessories, and a little imagination, can be combined to make beautiful “new” treasures. I hope that you will soon enjoy discovering your own pretty treasures!