Gossip Girl may be off the air; however, girly headbands still remain pretty cool in my books. I decided to channel my inner Blair Waldorf and make from scratch a few fancy headpieces of my own after seeing how expensive they are to buy in boutique stores. The best thing about making your own accessories is having 100% design influence over them; you can use any colour and incorporate your own style. They're also very budget friendly!
I spent the majority of my childhood pouring my heart into and straining my eyes over crafts that involved either sewing, embroidering, or threading beads onto a string. My favourite pastime was hand-making clothes for my Barbies and decking myself out in one-of-a-kind jewellery. I can't even count the number of sequinned bras and t-shirts I eventually donated to the Goodwill. I still have bags of small plastic beads tucked away in various corners of my family home from my incessant crafting days.
That being said, I was ever so pleased to rekindle my love for these beads when I found them in my closet. All it took was a visit to the local craft store and I soon found myself in a blissfully nostalgic state of embroidery. I'm excited to share with you the secret behind my thrifty and
stylish headpieces. I can't wait to make more!
What I used:
- 12 pack of fabric headbands (Etsy - $10)
- felt (Michael's - less than $1 per square)
- needle & thread
- an assortment of small beads (dollar store brand or Michael's) - $1.50
- sequins (mine were left over from the glittery cowboy skating dress my mom lovingly made me when I was 6)
These cute headpieces are certainly made with love and quite a bit of labour--the more intricate the pattern, the longer it takes to sew on the beads. Totally worth it though! I get a lot of compliments when I wear them and I absolutely adore the fact that I didn't shell out a fortune. I have since stumbled across similar ones selling for upwards to $30! I'm thinking of crafting my own unique headpiece for my wedding! What do you think?
Thanks for reading! If you attempt to make a headband for yourself or if you've made a similar accessory with beads, please #sleepinginsocks on Instagram. I'd love to see your creations! 🙂