A beaded headband is the easiest and most satisfying way to add a does of sparkle to you holiday look. Here are some tips and ticks for your Genevieve Rose Atelier DIY Beaded Headband Kit.
If you don't have a DIY kit you can easily buy colored headbands and beads online (we love Etsy for supporting our fellow independent makers).
We suggest grabbing your favorite holiday mug to help hold your headband level while the glue dries.
First take a moment to arrange the stones on the table in front of you in a pattern that you like. This helps ensure you space the beads over the whole headband. We like a symmetrical pattern but we encourage you to go for an arrangement that you love!
Lean the headband on the mug to support it, keeping it as level as possible. We're going to glue the beads onto just the top level section first. By glueing onto only the level section we're stopping the beads from sliding around before the glue dries. Leave the glue to dry before moving on to the next section.
Next, rotate the headband so one of the sides is facing up, keeping it as level as possible. Glue the beads on this section and allow to dry.
Lastly, rotate the headband to the other side and glue the beads on there. Allow to dry before you remove the headband from the mug.
Another fun way to decorate a holiday headband is with a plaid bow. These materials are not included in the DIY headband kit but if you enjoyed making the beaded headband, you could buy these materials on Etsy and try making this version too. You'll need a 1 inch covered headband, assorted 1 inch plaid ribbon, needle and thread.
We're making a double bow with a mix of plaids to create an interesting look.
Cut the top bow a little shorter than the bottom bow.
Cut a cross section long enough to go around the middle of the double bow.
Fold the ends of the bottom bow in to touch at the center and sew them down.
Repeat with the top bow piece.
Lining up the top and bottom bow so they are centered. Sew them together in the center.
Place the cross bar over the center of the double bow and sew together on the bak.
Place the bow on the headband, we like it slightly off-center.
Lift up the top bow. Right next to the cross bar sew through the bottom bow and the fabric on the headband to attach the bow onto the headband.
Repeat on the other side of the crossbar too.
If you enjoyed this kit why not try one of our other DIY beret or headband kits?