Tuesday, February 21, 2012

DIY sparkly velvet headband

Not a great picture, but you get the idea.

Velvet and sparkles... Could there be any better combination? I think not.

In the March issue of InStyle magazine there was a great How-To for making a studded velvet ribbon belt. However, seeing as how I don't wear belts very often and didn't want to buy that many supplies, I went with a smaller (and cheaper) version-- the headband.

The inspiration

Despite my best effort to buy studs, the local Joann's did not carry them :( Luckily for me, I browsed the button section and instead came up with a somewhat good replacement-- some sparkly findings in black and silver. (Even better, they were buy one bag, get one free!) 

The bling

As you can see, the findings have holes in them for sewing on, but I didn't have the patience for that and instead turned to my trusty glue gun :-) 

The supplies: 


About 1 1/2 feet of velvet ribbon (I chose black, but any color would work)
Sparkly metallic findings (or studs if you can find them!)
Glue gun
About an inch of black, basic elastic (not pictured) 

The instructions are pretty straight forward: Glue findings on ribbon in any pattern you like, and glue elastic to ends of ribbon. Done and done! 

A close-up view.

Simple. Cheap. Sparkly. Love.