Today I decided to do a post on how to make this DIY Hawaiian Floral Headband. I’ve been seeing floral headbands like this one everywhere. Forever 21 sells them from about $4 to $6, but for me, if someone compliments something I’m wearing and asks where I got it from, it feels so cool to tell them I made it myself! Plus, I think this one is WAY cuter! Also, when you make it yourself, you can customize however you like! I hope you enjoy this DIY tutorial, and if you make one yourself, send me a picture through the comments section. This is a really easy way to add to your spring wardrobe if you feel you’re lacking in cute accessories. Let’s start the tutorial…
To begin making this headband you’ll need the following materials:
- An assortment of fake flowers (of your choosing)
- Glue gun
- Extra glue sticks for your glue gun
- Scotch Tape
- Cotton cord
Once you collect all your materials go through the following steps to create your masterpiece! Tip: Before you start, plug in your glue gun and heat it to your desired temperature so it will be hot when you need it!
- Take your cotton cord and your scissors. Wrap the cotton cord around your entire head five times. Cut off the string once you’ve measured it.
- Now, cut the string you just measured into thirds. Make sure they’re relatively equal length.
- Gather the three stands of cotton cord and tape the very top of them to a hard surface. Braid the string all the way to the bottom until you can’t braid anymore.
- Remove the tape from the top of the strings. Wrap the braid around your head, and take note of where you should glue the top and the bottom of the strings together so it will fit perfectly around your head. I suggest marking it with a dark-colored marker or pen. You might have to overlap the braid, which is totally fine! If you notice in the picture, I tied a small knot at the top and bottom of braid to make it a little easier for myself when gluing.
- Glue the top and bottom of your braid together so it can fit around your head perfectly when you put it on or take it off. Set braid aside.
- Cut the stems off your fake flowers. What I found with the flowers I bought was that you could actually pull the flower off its stem! If your flowers don’t do that, try cutting them with shears. They work better for cutting the stems, because there is usually a wire inside the stem.
- Next, glue each flower into place in the headband. When you cut the stems off, there is usually a little nub at the bottom. I stuffed that little nub through the loops of my braid, which added a little security to the flower staying in place. Make sure you glue under and on top of the braid to make sure it stays in place.
- Put your new floral headband on! Look at it in the mirror, and try out different positions which you think it looks best on your head. I noticed on my headband that the flowers looked too spread apart, when I wanted them to look closer together. If you feel the same way about your headband, try gluing some of the bottom petals of flowers that are next to each other together, and it might help the flowers move a certain way, and giving a fuller effect. Enjoy strutting through the halls with your new, handmade, Hawaiian floral headband!
All right everyone, it’s time now that I end my blog post, but I really hope you enjoyed it! If you have any difficulties making it, comment down below with any questions! Don’t forget to send pictures! I wore this headband in Times Square, and it was so much fun! This is such a cool way to spice up your look in Spring. If you wanted, you could even try making this as a bracelet, or hair-tie. Remember to comment, like and follow this blog, and I will be writing very soon!
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