I'm here doing a show for about a month, soaking up the sun and browsing crafting blogs (I can't help myself), and that is how I stumbled across Anne Weil's blog Flax & Twine. I particularly loved her blog about making sparkly headbands, which you can find here, so I decided to try it myself!
Here is the super-awesome result:
These are the things I used:
- Plastic headband
- Embroidery thread
- Rhinestone trim (I found mine for $3 in the craft section at Walmart)
- Glue (E6000!)
- Old magazines to cover my work surface (E6000 is messy)
This is how I made it:
To start, I covered my table with magazines and glued the end of the thread onto the inside of one end of the headband.
Then I wrapped the thread around the headband over and over to cover it up.
At the top of the headband where there are teeth, I wrapped the thread between each tooth twice and didn't worry about the headband showing because it gets fully covered later on.
When I got to the other end of the headband, I glued the thread to the inside of the headband and cut off the excess.
Then it was rhinestone time! I laid them over the headband, checking to make sure they were centered, and then I glued on the end of another piece of thread and began wrapping it just like before. For continuity, I wrapped the thread 4 times in between each rhinestone.
I continued wrapping the thread until I got to the end of the string of rhinestones and then I glued the thread in place and cut it off.
And that was that! The whole project only took about an hour, and I would highly recommend trying it yourself as well as checking out all the other cool tutorials on Flax & Twine.
Now I'm headed back out to the pool!