DIY Holiday Headband
Tis the season to be tacky!
The ode to ugly is alive, well, and ready for the 2022 holiday season. It’s everywhere! No shop is without a bevy of ugly offerings. Ugly sweaters, suits, skirts, and accessories – there’s a little bit of ugly for everyone.
I enjoy this trend as it reminds me that amid all the holiday duties, to have some fun and not get wrapped up in the frenzy.
But, despite a vast selection on store shelves, I still like to create my own holiday pieces. So I’m adding a new DIY holiday headband to my costume closet this year.
Well, I had planned to add one, but I ended up with two because the hot glue was already flowing.
These headbands are great to wear on their own or can easily pair with something off the ugly rack.
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Time is wasting, so let’s get this gaudy party started.
This first step is optional. If you already have a fabric-covered headband, you can skip this. However, if not, I recommend you cover your headband to help the glue grip the ornaments.
To cover my headband, I used some scrap lamé from my stash in metallic blue.
I cut thin strips, which I then wrapped around the headband, gluing as needed.
I don’t know why I have this material, as I abhor it. It’s an absolute nightmare to work with. It’s scratchy, wrinkles easily, and frays like there’s no tomorrow. So, of course, I decided to use it to cover my headband, which frayed so much that I now have blue tinsel everywhere.
May you choose fabric more wisely than I do.
Next, position a pom ornament onto the headband and glue it into place. These poms are heavy, so don’t skimp on the glue.
Once the glue has set, leave a small gap and glue on the next pom.
Continue adding the poms until you have four on your headband.
Next, take a glitter bulb ornament and hot glue it between two poms. Again, these are heavy, so be generous with the glue and use care not to burn your fingers.
Add a bulb between each pom, letting the glue set up before you continue. (I added two at the center.)
Check for any loose areas and add more glue if needed.
Your Tacky Tinsel DIY holiday headband is now complete!
For our second headband, we will need:
Shatterproof candy cane ornaments
Red and white bowl and vase filler
Peppermint candy ornaments
Hot glue (copious amounts)
Optional headband cover
Learning my lesson on the hazards of lamé in round one, I went back to my tried-and-true methods and crafted a headband cover this time.
First, place one candy cane to the right of the center of the headband and attach it with hot glue.
You will need a lot of hot glue as these ornaments are tall and heavy. To avoid drips and keep your fingers safe, add the glue in layers and hold the ornament in place while the glue sets up.
As an option, you can wire these on and then glue them for more stability.
Next, repeat this process, placing the second candy cane to the left of the center of the headband.
Once the candy canes are secure, begin gluing the bowl filler and peppermint candies onto the headband.
Continue adding pieces until you get the look you want.
This Peppermint Perfection DIY holiday headband looks good enough to eat!
So, which DIY holiday headband is your favorite?
Once again, I can’t pick just one, so I hope to have a chance to wear both this year.
Ok, I’m off to see what other Christmas craziness I can craft. If you need more in the meantime, check out this easy HO HO HO Headband.
Until next time, keep it crazy.