Thursday, August 25, 2011

Peacock Feather Headband

Peacock feathers, or any feathers really... they are so chic and so popular right now! I wanted to make a headband for my darling daughter to wear (and it might find its way to my head one of these days...)

I went to the store and picked up this already assembled peacock feather pad at JoAnn's for around $4, and a black satin head band there as well for $2. I already had the black felt and I cut out two rectangles. Finally, I got a diamond as the accent for the headband... It took about 3 minutes to make this headband. The longest part was waiting for the hot glue gun to heat up!
The peacock feathers were already put together and attached to the felt pad. So all I had to do was attach it to the headband. You could use fabric glue and attach it directly to the headband. However, I didn't want to glue it directly onto the headband for two reasons...
  1. Since the feathers are so big, they will inevitably get smashed when the headband is placed on its side for storage, so I wanted to have the feathers removable... the feathers can be stored flat. Perfect!
  2. Plus, if the feathers are removable then the feathers can be attached to multiple headbands in a variety of colors and you don't need to have as many headbands in the same color. Love it!

Using the hot glue gun, I attached the two rectangle pieces of black felt. One at the bottom and one at the top of the pad. When I only had one rectangle piece of felt, it caused the feathers to poke up in a funny way on top of my daughters head so I attached a second one.
Here you can see both pieces of felt attached to the feathers.

I only put glue on the ends of the felt to create a pocket where the headband could pass through and be held onto the headband, but easily be slid off when you were done with it.
Here it is on the front side. I added a diamond at the bottom as an accent.
Here are some other feather pads that I picked up at JoAnn's. These were each around $3. Now she will have 3 fashionable headbands for only around $15. Nice!
Would also make a great gift for only $5-$6.

See how nicely they all stack on top of each other, which helps keep them straight and organized.

1 comment:

Gina said...

You are killin' me girl. You don't stop. I love this idea. I need to do it. Cute!


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