Create fabulous headpieces for your daughter's outfits.
Make your little girl's outfits even more cute and stylish by accessorizing them with a coordinating headpiece. You can buy headpieces accented with feathers, larger faux flowers and ribbons at a specialty clothing store or online artisan, but they often cost a pretty penny. One way to save money, and still dress your tot to the nines, is to make fashionable headpieces yourself using craft supplies.
1Push a hot glue stick into a hot glue gun, and plug the gun into an electrical outlet to heat up. This might take a few minutes, and the tip of the glue gun will get very hot so, keep it out of the reach of your little ones.
2Squeeze a thin line of hot glue along the outside of a standard plastic headband. Avoid making the line of glue too thick or uneven or it will make the headpiece look lumpy when finished.
3Wrap colorful or decorative ribbon around the headband, overlapping the ribbon slightly as you wrap and keeping the ribbon flat against the headband. Cut off any excess ribbon, and glue the ends onto the underside of the headband using a small dot of hot glue. The hot glue will cool and harden completely in about one to two minutes.
4Squeeze a dime-sized dollop of hot glue somewhere along the outside center or side of the ribbon-wrapped headband, and press a large faux flower or a cluster of colorful feathers on to the hot glue. Hold it in place for one to two minutes so that the hot glue can cool and harden. Add on other smaller accents if you like to make the headpiece even more fabulous.
5Apply a light coat of spray adhesive over the accent piece to add glitter for a more glitzy and glamorous look. Sprinkle the adhesive with microglitter and let it dry for one to two minutes. Shake off any excess microglitter before putting the finished headpiece on your child's head.
- Avoid using accent pieces that could be a choking hazard to toddlers and preschoolers, such as beads or sequins.
- Keep the cord of the hot glue gun out of reach of little hands. Hot glue and the tip of the hot glue gun can cause serious burns on skin.
Things You'll Need
- Hot glue sticks
- Hot glue gun
- Plastic headband
- Decorative ribbon
- Faux flowers
- Spray adhesive