Headbands are a staple in the Making Make Believe Studio. They are the foundation for ears, hats, florals, and a host of other bits and pieces that top off a costume.
I’ve used many methods to disguise or enhance the basic headband. I will cover them with felt or fabric, wrap with ribbon, decoupage with napkins or tissue paper, paint, or dye to get the color and look that I want.
Recently I was on the hunt for thin satin headbands. I had white in my stash, but for my project, I wanted orange, yellow, or brown. Unable to find them locally, my only options were to order them online and wait for them to arrive (who has time for that?) or dye them the color I needed (again, who has time for that?).
In my ongoing quest to find the easiest, least messy, quickest method to cheat at crafting, I stumbled upon this handy little Copic marker hack for satin buttons by holicmodedesign on Instagram. I used their hack and voila; I had the color I needed. Operation headband fast fix was complete!
I love a good shortcut and this one is a keeper! I already have projects lined up where the headbands will get a Copic marker makeover. The headband featured here went right to work in my Mini Witch Hat Headband project.
Copic, and other brands of alcohol ink based markers, can be found in the art section of your local craft store.