Sunday, 15 July 2012

D.I.Y - So I made a retro hair band.

I love pretty floral hair bands. The retro look is something I regularly try and recreate! I always used to struggle with keeping hair bands in place and ended up using a million grips that didn't hold. Then they started to bring out these beautiful hair bands that had wire inside to keep it in place and voilà! the problem was solved. Well I really wanted to make my own one so that I could chose the exact material and this weekend I did just that. Here is my little D.I.Y story...

The making process.








The finished piece.





The finished look.





I found this material for 70p in the 'scrap' basket of the material shop and knew I had to finally make my hair band. I then bought some wire to help mould the hair band along with some cotton and needles! It was easy enough to make and only took me an hour. I'm thinking of making another one in the next couple of weeks now that I know what I'm doing. Maybe I will try and make a tutorial if any one is interested?

This was my first real attempt at a bit of D.I.Y, admittedly it was simple but the point was never for it to be complex. It worked out cheaper and most importantly, I have a one of a kind hair band...I think that's pretty cool.

Let me know your thoughts!
What do you think of my home-made hair band??




13 comments:

Fashion R&D said...

Wow, you've got skills! that is awesome!

ellie said...

This is so fun! I'm glad you posted this DIY!

ivy's closet said...

So pretty! Love this!!

lucy and sarah said...

Great DIY. Love your directions for this.

Maiken said...

the fabric you bought is really pretty. and so are actually your sewing goodies. adorable! :)
I think it's great that you made your own hair band because you know it's unique and looks perfect for you. I would make so many things if I only had the time! I do have all those ideas and even some materials but yeah, working steals most of my time.. though after this Friday I'll get the chance to enjoy my holidays :P
anyway, definitely keep posting your DIYs because it's always interesting to discover new ideas.

Maiken,
Maikeni blogi - part of me

daisychain said...

that's brilliant, I love it!

Emmett Katherine said...

Cool, this DIY turnedout really well! The headband looks great :)

Laura Go said...

thank you for sharing this diy! I love the fabric you chose for the headband!

♥ laura
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Danielle said...

These look amazing, I've been meaning to try something like this for a while now! Looks gorgeous with your hair colour! xx

Joyce said...

The DIY headband is so cute, I love the floral pattern too :)

Tastes Like Love said...

You look especially beautiful in the second last photo!