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TUTORIAL: DIY FEATHER HEADBAND: anthropologie inspired

3.06.2014

Like so many of you, I love Anthropologie. They always manage to curate the most gorgeous collections!  Their catalogs are always filled with beautiful, well styled photographs that make me envision myself owning/wearing/gifting almost every lovely piece!

A few months ago I was browsing the Anthropologie website when I came across this headband.
Anthropologie Knock Off. DIY Silk Feather Headband. Beautiful for weddings, parties, photographs
:: Swoon! ::
It was love at first sight! The color, the shape. It had an edge but was still feminine. I just dug it.
I immediately envisioned my Iyla wearing it.
…then I saw the price tag, $288.
Seriously, $288.00. For a headband.
Now I am not normally one to complain about a price. I believe in fair pricing for makers.
But c’mon. This headband was priced about $260 dollars too high (and that’s being generous)

I knew I wouldn’t be able to forget about this headband, and that I would never (ever) pay that kind of money for a headband, especially one for a six year old. So just like that, a DIY challenge was born!

Here’s what I came up with…
DIY Leather Feather Headband Tutorial

I love it. Iyla loves it. And this little sweetie only cost me $5 – gotta love that!
Want to make one? Here’s the scoop:

Supplies: Scrap of leather, 1/4 wide ribbon, strand of beads/stones, craft glue.

First, I cut out a feather shape. Mine is 7” long and 3” at the widest point.
Then, using my rotary cutter, I made small “feather like” cuts into the edges. There wasn’t much strategy here, I just wanted the cuts to replicate the shape of a feather; not too precise.

Once I was happy with the shape of my feather, I positioned it on the ribbon (placing it more on the side of the head, than the top) and glued it in place using E-600 craft glue.

Then, to recreate the look of the original headband, I used E-600 craft glue to attach a single row of craft rhinestones to the center of the feather.

That’s it!

DIY Feather Headband a free tutorial

This tutorial is for personal use only. Please do not sell pieces created with this tutorial for profit.
Please DO use this tutorial and make fabulous feather headbands for your favorite girls!
If you use this tutorial to create a headband  – I would LOVE to feature YOU on the blog!
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