Spike headbands were all the rage on the runways and now you’ve probably even seen them on the streets. I know that I’ve always wanted this edgy look but haven’t really gone out of my way in search for one. When I originally thought about making my own, I felt a little discouraged with the idea of spiking a hard plastic headband. Then one day I was sitting in my sewing area and noticed that I owned some leatherette grommet tape— I thought about how simple it could actually be to get the spike headband look in a matter of minutes! This edgy DIY is very quick and simple but it’ll get your tons of attention & compliments! Check out this easy no-sew, no-glue tutorial on how to make your own:
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- grommet tape (your choice of leather, leatherette, or cotton)
- cord elastic (the thicker the better)
- measuring tape
- screw-on spikes (size of your choice…maybe even alternate sizes!)
[ MEASURE TAPE ] – I cut my leatherette grommet tape to an approximate length of 18 inches. I had assistance from Sylvia to measure the length from the back of one of my ears to the other ear.
[ MEASURE ELASTIC ] – The elastic was cut to 8 inches. I cut this with the intention of doubling up the elastic so the final length is approximately 4 inches when complete.
[ INSERT ELASTIC ] – Insert the elastic through the last grommets of both ends of the tape.
[ TIE KNOT ] – Tie your knot. It doesn’t have to be too tight at this step just in case you need to make your elastic shorter/tighter
[ INSERT SCREW ] – Insert the screw of your spike. Make sure that you’re inserting it from the wrong side of the grommet tape (if there is a right and wrong side to your tape)
[ TIGHTEN SPIKE ] – Tighten your spike. If you find it difficult to tighten the screw with your hands you can use a screwdriver for the screw as well as an elastic band for the spike (to help grip it)
[ REPEAT ] – Add the rest of your spikes. Alternate different spikes if that’s the look you’re going for :)