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DIY • Festival Headbands

June 1, 2010

In just one week, my best friend Jennie and I will be packing up a rental car and driving down to Tennessee for the Bonnaroo Music Festival. Aside from making packing lists, playlists, and putting together my Bonnaroo music schedule, I have been busy making headbands for us to wear.

• All Points West 2009 •

The headbands in the above picture were the first ones that I ever made. We wore them last year for All Points West and got so many compliments that I decided to make a whole new batch for this year’s festival season.

I buy all of my supplies at M&J Trimmings in NYC, which is basically a decoration mecca. They have EVERYTHING - suede, detailed ribbon, fake flowers, feathers - you name it, they’ve got it. Once you have all your trimmings, all you need is some elastic, a glue gun, a needle and some thread.

• this years trimmings •

After I measure the circumference of my head, I glue a small piece of elastic to the end of one side of the fabric and secure it by running a needle and thread through a few times. Then using the same process, I attach the other side of the fabric to the elastic so that there’s a bit of stretch to my headband.

After that, I either leave the headband as it is or add flowers, feathers, ribbons, or anything else I find that will make it more aesthetically pleasing.

Here are some of the finished pieces:

• Et Voila! •
9 Comments leave one →
  1. Ashley @ permalink
    June 1, 2010 4:05 PM

    Adorable! Very unique & cute! Have fun in my home state girlie!


  2. MayaStar permalink
    June 2, 2010 11:58 AM


  3. Abby permalink
    June 2, 2010 1:04 PM

    Love the one with the pink roses. :)

  4. Could I Have That permalink
    June 2, 2010 4:28 PM

    So jealous you are heading out to Bonnaroo… I’ve always wanted to go! Have such a great time. LOOOVE the headbands

  5. Nina permalink
    June 6, 2010 9:50 PM

    I love it!!

  6. tiffany permalink
    June 7, 2010 10:49 PM

    ahh i love these! i’m going to a festival in less than two weeks and i should def. attempt to make one!


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