It has never been easier to coordinate cute headbands to outfits, but in the interest of having more spending money for more cute outfits and more cute headbands, we love to make DIY hair accessories whenever we can! We have started seeing adorable Sparkle Bow Headbands in stores for upwards of ten or more dollars- and while we know that a beautiful handmade headband is worth it’s weight in gold, we also know that these pretty bow headbands are too simple not to go ahead and make ourselves!
Each of the DIY headbands below was made for around $2 in materials- which means we can afford to make a headband for every day of the week for the price of one! We loved the look of the skinny satin wrap headbands, but if you are making a baby bow headband you can use the same idea on an elastic headband instead of a hard headband. Check out our post regarding elastic headband measurements for a bit more information about creating an elastic headband, if that is the style that works better for you.
Supplies Needed to Make Sparkle Bow Headbands:
- a girl’s headband– we used the satin covered headbands, but we also have wide satin headbands and plastic headbands with teeth, so there are a wide variety of styles to choose from. Even a glitter headband could be a nice way to shake things up!
- felt circles– we used the smallest felt circles but if you are using a wider headband you might need to increase the size to a larger felt circle
- your choice of hairbow– we used fabric sequin bows, glitter bows, sequin bow appliques, and lace bow ties– which have an added fun bling from their rhinestone centers! We also love the metallic hair bows and sequin princess bows, so be sure to look around our hair bows and appliques– we have such a wide variety of sizes and colors that your are sure to find the perfect bow!
- hot glue
Once you have selected your style of headband and bow, choose a felt circle to match. Although it won’t be seen when your headband is worn, it helps hold everything together and look polished when it is complete. Run a stripe of hot glue down the middle of your felt circle and glue it to the bottom of your headband, directly below where you want your bow to sit. Essentially, you are creating a base for your bow to sit on.
Next apply hot glue to your entire felt circle and the part of the headband that your felt circle is under. You do not want the glue to ooze, but you want to use enough for your sparkly bow to stay firmly in place.
Viola- you have an adorable rhinestone or glitter bow- at a bargain!
How irresistibly cute are these ?
Glitter and sequin bow tie headbands that come together that quickly? My heart be still!
They were just too fun and easy- we may have gone a little glitter bow crazy!
Want to see more? we have put together a quick and easy instructional video on how to make your own headbands!
How could we resist? These DIY sequin and sparkle bow headbands came together so quickly and added such a fun sparkle to our day- we couldn’t possibly stop at just one! What do you think? Will you try your hand at making your own bow headband?Let us know what you think in the comments below, or tag us in a picture of your creation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram– we love to see your creativity at work!