Top off your 1920s look with a DIY 1920s Headband

I love to get invited or throw theme parties because the best part of those types of parties is getting dressed up. But, it can get costly if you want to get “dress to the t.” However, it does not have to be expensive if you do some DIY accessories to help you get the authentic “look” for that theme. For my 25th birthday, I threw a roaring 1920s party. I keep the cost down with this 1920s DIY Headband. Hope you enjoy my DIY and let me know in the comments below if you want another theme party DIY or any costumes.

DIY 1920s Headband

Supplies:

Fabric Measuring

Tape

Glue Gun

Glue Sticks

E 6000 adhesive

Satin Ribbon Decorative Ribbon (Bling out the better)

Your choice of strung bead metal sliders

Your choice of Feathers Felt square

Steps

  1. Measure your head with a fabric measuring tape. I placed the fabric measuring tape in the middle of my forehead and wrap around since the headbands in the 1920s were usually wore that way. Write down the measurement.
  2. Measure the satin ribbon to the same size and cut.
  3. Fold the satin ribbon and cut where the fold is.
  4. Now measure at the middle of your forehead from ear.
  5. Use these measurements for the bling ribbon and cut. Do it twice.
  6. Put E6000 adhesive on the bling ribbon.
  7. Place the bling ribbon on top of the on satin ribbon. Align it to the straight edge. Gently press to make sure all the ribbon is attached.
  8. Do the same for the other piece of bling ribbon and satin. Let dry Using the glue gun, place hot glue on the back of one slider and place it on the end of the ribbon.
  9. Do the same to the other side of the strung sliders.
  10. Let it dry.
  11. Get a couple of feathers, arrange to your liking.
  12. Hot Glue the bottom edges of the feathers.
  13. Cut a small rectangle piece from the felt square. Enough to cover the bottom of the feathers, but not bigger than your ribbon.
  14. Put hot glue around your feather bunch. Wrap the felt rectangle around.
  15. Let it cool down.
  16. Wrap the headband around your head, and place the feather bunch in the desired location.
  17. Place some hot glue on the back of the satin ribbon to place the feather bunch. Let it cool down Place your headband around your head, and tie the edges of the ribbon in a nice bow. Cut any excess ribbon not needed. I cut at the angle to make it fancy.

Whoa! A 1920’s inspired headband to top of your outfit.

The finished DIY 1920s Headband on top of a black hat.

The finished DIY 1920s Headband on top of a black hat.

P.S. Store it a box with tissue to keep it in great condition. It is also makes for a great gift for the 1920s fan. Just place it in a cute box.

This is how I store my headband. It contains a see through lid for easy view. I store the container in a low lit area.

This is how I store my headband. It contains a see through lid for easy view. I store the container in a low lit area.


This post was originally posted on my Ebay guides. However, all content is original and copyright by me, Maria Esmeralda Renteria. Small alternations such as introduction paragraph and typeface were changed to read smoother than the original ebay post. For the original post, please visit my Ebay Guides. Thank you.
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