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DIY Jeweled Black Velvet Headband

DIY Style Jan 26, 2012

It was pretty clear from looking at the red carpet at the Golden Globes that headbands are having a moment – and not just for the preppy crowd. The TODAY Show invited me to make my version of the black velvet headband worn by Michelle Williams at the awards – you can check out my post and also have a peek at Michelle’s Golden Globes headband here. Read on for the most simple tutorial. Ever.
You need:
  • Enough black velvet ribbon to wrap around your head.
  • A couple of inches of black elastic, the same width as the velvet.
  • A rhinestone or beaded feature for the headband. I used rhinestone embellished ribbon but you can also use a broach, beads, glittery belt buckle, single rhinestones or whatever you want to act as the sparkly feature for your headband.
  • A needle and thread.
  • Scissors.
How to:
1. Cut the ribbon to size by measuring it around your head – leaving a 3 inch gap at the back where you will sew the elastic to make it easier to wear.
2. Sew one side of the elastic to the underside of the ribbon.

3. Sew the other side of the elastic to the other side of the ribbon. You will now have a round headband.
4. Try the headband on to make sure it fits properly. Then look to decide where you want to attach your feature piece. Slightly off centre to the left or right side of your head usually looks the best.

And you’re done! Could it be any easier? To wear it, I put in on while my hair is down, and then lightly pin my hair up once it is in place. Looks perfect worn with a breton top and jeans, or on a night out with a black silk cami and bright pink wide leg trousers.

Tags Headband Headwear TODAY SHOW

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