DIY: the long awaited floral headband

Updated on Aug 25, 2010
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FINALLY!!! Finally I get around to posting this DIY of mine. And FINALLY I have a floral headband of my own! Where did you guys find yours? It is seriously so hard to find pretty floral headbands anywhere. Then I set my mind on buying some supplies to make my own, but it turned out to be just as hard a quest to find silk flowers anywhere nowadays! I’m still on the lookout though, as I want a more subtle version of the one I’m wearing here. More appropriate for every day wear. My boyfriend and I were getting ready to go out, and he asked me “you’re not going to wear THAT, are you?” so to spare him, I ended up taking the headband off because yes, maybe it was a bit much for grocery shopping. So I need a more subtle one for running my errands!

Ok, for the DIY: I warned you several times beforehand that it really is the cheat’s DIY, not much DIY to do at all! So this oner’s for all the lazy people out there.

All you have to BUY:
headbands with flower appliqué, as realistic as possible. You’ll have to see for yourself how many headbands you’ll need as it depends on how large the flower appliqué is. I chose to get 3 of the H&M flower headbands I used. You can see one of them before I did anything to it in the first additional picture. Next to it, you see a bit of the flower appliqué I took off the other headbands. Which brings me to the start of the real DIY:

All you have to DO:

- take a good look at how the flowers are attached to the headband. Usually they are glued on, and usually it is pretty easy to just pull the flower off the headband without damaging it. If the glue is too sticky, use scissors to seperate headband from glue, but refrain from cutting into the base flower as it may damage it. My headbands had this small piece of felt that fastened the flowers to the headband through a small loop (see additional pic 2) you could slide off of the headband using little force. If you’d want your floral headband to be versatile, you could always create these loops yourself and attach them to the flowers so you’d be able to put them on and take them off of the headband whenever you wanted. The loop basically consists of a round piece of fabric that has to slits cut into it which creates a hole if you lift up the piece of fabric in between the slits, easy enough to make yourself and glue onto the flowers!

- separate flowers from headbands (except for the flowers on the headband you’ll use as your base)

- attach flowers from additional headbands to base headband using glue/felt loop/needle and thread

et voila!

My headband cost me 7.50 euro, which I think is pretty cheap. I only used three H&M headbands as they all had quite a lot of flower appliqué, and I made a very full crown. You could also make a crown with smaller flowers or make it less full, it’s all up to you! Also, my headband doesn’t go all the way around, it’s more like a floral tiara. But I prefer it that way as I’m not a fan of the poof of hair that is created by a headband that goes all the way around your head. I wear it tilted slightly towards my forehead to create the headband effect. If you prefer a “real” headband you could always take off all the flowers and glue/sew them on to the ribbon and tie the ribbon around your head. The flowers on my headband would be quite easy to make yourself actually if you had the time and some suitable fabric. They consist of layers of thin flowers piled on top of each other and fastened in the “heart” of the flower. You could just cut out lots of flowers out of some very thin fabric and pile them on top of each other to create the same effect, and glue them on some basic headband or ribbon you have lying around there!

Tell me what you think of my first DIY and what you’d like to see differently! And be sure to show me your own results!

THE STYLING DUTCHMAN

Comments (91)

TessaSmith
TessaSmith on March 23
love this!
katshoe
katshoe on March 14
love the headband!
sahkz
sahkz on March 11
gorgeous
DeeBurns
DeeBurns on March 05
cute!
allymazing
allymazing on March 03
lovely
TaniaB
TaniaB on February 26
you reminded me of red riding hood:D
F4SHI0N
F4SHI0N on February 06
lovely picture!
josiev88
josiev88 on December 02
Beautiful picture!!
KELSEEE
KELSEEE on January 12
that headband is so very pretty with your hair, cute dressy :)
EvaLavender
EvaLavender on December 13
so pretty!! LOVE
pinklipstick7015
pinklipstick7015 on September 10
that's sooooo cool!
bellavita0406
bellavita0406 on September 08
next top model ^^
HannahEvangeline
HannahEvangeline on September 07
thats so cute!!
eyesonyou
eyesonyou on September 06
Nice photograph. <3
zahaGc
zahaGc on September 02
Congratulations Gorgeous!!! You're a style icon :D
Elekon_Chic_Boutique
Elekon_Chic_Boutique on September 02
oh my! how red suits you! you`re a flower:))
br1gid
br1gid on September 01
adore the handmade headband!
ficklishcheens
ficklishcheens on September 01
magical :)
Tea_Loving_Noemie
Tea_Loving_Noemie on August 30
so cute and versatile and i was totally attracted to your first 'floating' photo :) x
planettmarie
planettmarie on August 29
nice picture, very romantic and wimsical
Bloodredshoes
Bloodredshoes on August 29
Like the picture!=D
notlimah22
notlimah22 on August 29
nice picture :)
Siljep
Siljep on August 27
Very graceful!
ListyaBonjep
ListyaBonjep on August 27
graceful leap!
Tansea
Tansea on August 26
Oh my god that is a gorgeous leap!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on August 26
u are graceful and beautiful my dear!
Keeshee
Keeshee on August 26
beautiful picture and headband! lovely
mizmay
mizmay on August 26
What a great picture!!! Simply amazind dress! Ofcourse love your DIY headband!!! So creative! :)
HeadFirst
HeadFirst on August 25
this is gorgeous! love the pose; AND the outfit :) the red headband really stands out, love it !
turquoisepassion
turquoisepassion on August 25
this is so pretty!!! I might have to try this diy...
bjkdAnc3r
bjkdAnc3r on August 25
beautiful pose!
awesomevegan
awesomevegan on August 25
YAY headband! I love DIY. I may try this!
keogan42
keogan42 on August 25
love the photo! and the whole outfit. you are adorable
kiki_sandoval
kiki_sandoval on August 25
:)
kiki_sandoval
kiki_sandoval on August 25
cute headband
deekaywang
deekaywang on August 25
NICE PIC<3 so pretty
NinaSafada
NinaSafada on August 25
beautiful!!!
opfiend
opfiend on August 25
Great headband!
LiLove
LiLove on August 25
your picture is amazing...i love the headband tres cute =)
LapinNoir
LapinNoir on August 25
aw, great job on the headband dude! i love this picture, you look like a summer nymph!
NicoleAndrews
NicoleAndrews on August 25
beautiful!
glamourvixen
glamourvixen on August 25
Luv, LUV, LOVE it!!!!! Your pic is sooo stunning! One of my most recent favs of yours!!!! <3
angiekje
angiekje on August 25
I LOVE this shot! cute floral DIY headband too!! gorgeous as always :) I'll read now... I agree: very difficult to find... I LOVE how you write this, very clear and simple to follow :)
the_ed
the_ed on August 25
Great job on making a DIY for beginners (like me);it's as thrifty and easy as it is pretty! But wearing it for errands and such would be a bit much, though I do adore red. So, I'm thinking a smaller flower in a soft or neutral color for mine, with maybe a bit of netting to make it into a little modern fascinator (but that might get a bit expensive, so we'll see).
Annebeth
Annebeth on August 25
I'm definitely going to make a smaller, more subtle version too. The bright red doesn't bother me, but the flowers are quite huge for a simple daylook :D thanks!
GlossyCheshireCat
GlossyCheshireCat on August 25
great photo shot! :-D Lovely dress <3
maruseafoote
maruseafoote on August 25
cute
faruke
faruke on August 25
you can fly.you are an angel. trust me. reply
anonymours
anonymours on August 25
cute dress and lovely DIY
CMH
CMH on August 25
love the outfit!
WhisperingStyle
WhisperingStyle on August 25
Beautiful outfit , the headband is gorgeous ^^ looooove it !!!!
francescalyn
francescalyn on August 25
so cute.
Shaniqua1071
Shaniqua1071 on August 25
I sooo love love your headband, sooo amazing :D!!!!
goddesss
goddesss on August 25
oh i love this pic!!! u look like a flying goddess :)
amyy_c
amyy_c on August 25
LOOOOVE
violetheart
violetheart on August 25
wow love the photo and that headband you look stunning in red !!!
Annachiara
Annachiara on August 25
wowwwwwwwwwwww LOOOOVE THIS PICTURE!!!!! *_*
nay_myquel
nay_myquel on August 25
cute
mirandaelyse
mirandaelyse on August 25
so lovely!
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on August 25
awesome DIY! thank you for posting!
charchelle27
charchelle27 on August 25
cute headband and dress!
thesmartdresser
thesmartdresser on August 25
cool headband!
Ayaka
Ayaka on August 25
wow. i love it. also your lipstick is awesome! :D
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on August 25
the headband is sooo stunning on you!!!
Odette11
Odette11 on August 25
thank you for posting this (:
vernenciso
vernenciso on August 25
cute dress!!
katslovefashion
katslovefashion on August 25
pretty!
KelWilliams
KelWilliams on August 25
it's soooo cute! especially 'cause it's red! i love it! :) nice DIY! :)
IraJennena
IraJennena on August 25
lovely..
dorotron
dorotron on August 25
lovely dress! and great headband! :)
YuriSato
YuriSato on August 25
lovery
S_agapoxxx
S_agapoxxx on August 25
AMAZING do it yourself-ing :) And I love your dress too hun!!
amazingrace245
amazingrace245 on August 25
I love it!!! That picture of you with the dress is so neat!
sparrowandurchin
sparrowandurchin on August 25
That is so great! I love DIY! And really that photo is amazing,my pics blur so bad when I jump and I never time it right, so I'm either about to jump and looks constipated or just landed with my eyes closed. haha!
Annebeth
Annebeth on August 25
trust me, I had about fifty of both before I got this perfect shot :D thanks!
Aphrodite
Aphrodite on August 25
my....you are good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you look like a modern nymph!!!!!! great DIY hun!!!!! and it matched your lippy perfectly!!! CHiC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rougeallure
rougeallure on August 25
nice fascinator/headband! you look really lovely!
makemesmile1831
makemesmile1831 on August 25
cute headband!
AmyIsham
AmyIsham on August 25
Wow, the first photo is amazing! do you have someone take them for you? x
Annebeth
Annebeth on August 25
My photography has improved a lot over time! it just takes practice :)
AmyIsham
AmyIsham on August 25
wow thats amazing, I have to do that too most of the time but I can never get as good a picture as the ones you do. x
Annebeth
Annebeth on August 25
nope, I do em all by self timer! thanks!
faye1029
faye1029 on August 25
very creative.. i like the jump! ;p
vevevea
vevevea on August 25
this is too lovely!!!!
pandaphilia
pandaphilia on August 25
that is the most graceful jumpshot i have seen in a long while. so beautiful!
theclassicsilhouette
theclassicsilhouette on August 25
great photo!! love the headband and dress :)
dressedfordaybreak
dressedfordaybreak on August 25
Gorgeous headband! I love the colour. :)
AfraDing
AfraDing on August 25
nice pic!
mandigarcia
mandigarcia on August 25
this is so pretty!!!!
_SERENITY_
_SERENITY_ on August 25
that's one pretty white dress! love the pop of red too
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on August 25
i love your primary photo!!! you look like a ballerina nymph! and that DIY headband is so fun!
WyeChin
WyeChin on August 25
that headband is so cool! :) love it
juniee111
juniee111 on August 25
love the headband... great job!!
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON on August 25
You did a great job! :D
londondude
londondude on August 25
great DIY too, extra kudos x
londondude
londondude on August 25
very nice, you should have worn it for your grocery shopping! : )
Annebeth
Annebeth on August 25
I would have, but my boyfriend wouldn't have survived! :D thanks so much!
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