DIY FEATHER HEADBAND
A super simple DIY feather headband for you today!
I made a bunch of these for Rylee’s one year old birthday party. Some for the babies and kids, and yes, some for the adults too! There are endless ways in which to embellish them, but for this DIY, I am showing you how I created Rylee’s specifically.
- Metallic Rope Trip (or any decorative trim of your choice) I found mine at my local fabric store.
- 3/4″ Elastic
- Pom Pom Balls
- Glue Gun
- Sewing Machine and/or thread and needle.
1. Cut a stripe of felt to your desired size for the front piece of the headband. For Rylee, I cut it at 5″ X 3/4″. Using your glue gun, start attaching the feathers to the felt, slightly overlapping each as you go. I started with the center feather, and then worked my way across to either side.
2. Once you have all of your feathers glued, snip off the bottoms flush with the felt so you can’t see them from the front.
3. Flip your felt piece over so the right side is facing you and glue on your pom poms to the upper half of your felt.
4. Once the pom poms are dry, glue down your metallic rope trim (or other trim of your choose). If there is any leftover felt hanging down from the bottom…trim that down so none of the felt is showing. I had to use extra glue to secure both ends of the rope to keep it from unraveling.
5. Create an Elastic Backing – I cut my elastic to 14″ in length, leaving an extra half inch on each side for sewing. I then created a coordinating fabric casing to go over the elastic. If you don’t know how to do this, you can watch this video series to learn how. OR, you can skip covering it with fabric and just use the raw elastic. Sew your elastic backing onto the front feather piece at either end of the felt. And there you have it….SO simple…and adorable! You can also see a couple other variations I did here.