Monday, November 7, 2011

DIY Feather Headband

 Last week, I finally decided to use my package of decorative feathers that I purchased at Michaels a while back. I love the cute, spotted feathers and have been waiting for the perfect project to put them to use!

This headband was SO easy to make, and I think it would be a really cute Christmas gift for some special girl in your life!

My step-by-step pictures are lacking, but it's just so easy that I think you can handle it without the pictures!

Here are the supplies you will need:
  • Package of feathers (mine were purchased at Michaels in the craft aisle, sorry I can't recall the price! They are under $5 for sure).
  • Slim plastic headband (I bought a 3-pack of these at Target a few years ago)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Cute button or bead for the center!
I took a picture at the half-way point. You will want to figure out how big you want the feather-decal to be. I chose to go with a longer line of feathers since they are pretty delicate. Starting at the TOP, start gluing feathers down one at a time, spacing them so that each feather is seen. You don't need much hot glue, just a little dab will do!

Then, glue a couple more feathers facing the other way. It should resemble a bow, with one side being longer. Finally, glue your button over the top, and voila! You have a pretty new headband. I kid you not when I say that this took me 5 minutes! 5 minutes! So easy. 

Yes, I am already thinking about Christmas gifts- are you? As usual, I'm hoping to do a combination of purchased and homemade gifts for an extra-special, checkbook-friendly Christmas! How about you?

The Girl CreativeMaking


  1. Ooh, so cute! I might need to make these for my girls. They are jealous that mommy has a feather in her hair and they don't. I am hoping to get my bedroom trim done this week and then yes, I'm thinking about Christmas gifts after that! Thanks for inspiring this morning!

  2. oooh, I just bought a headband, similar to yours, for Tovala! I love it and was thinking I had to buy one for myself... if only I was as creative as you and thought to just make it instead! ;)

    miss you.

  3. Cute! I have made a few headbands on an elastic band with flowers and buttons, but the feathers are super cute, too! Thanks for the idea! :)

  4. Cute, cute, CUTE! This fall I've been all about the messy bun + headband combo. Might have to give this a try!

  5. that is super cute, and i would totally rock that.

  6. Ange- You totally should! They are so easy and cheap, could even be stocking stuffers.

    Yetta- Too funny! It's ok, I only get bit by the creative bug once in a while. But this was a moment of creativity- and I'm glad it turned out!

    Madeline- I think this would work really well on an elastic band! Or even hair clips.

    Corner Cape- Yay, I'm super glad you like it! I've been wearing it a lot, it's a great accent piece.

  7. Definitely thinking about Christmas gifts, though my list is much smaller than normal since we're forgoing presents on my side of the family. It's a tight year financially so most of the gifts I do give will be homemade, but that's more fun for me anyway. I love making gifts!

  8. This is great! I'm sure the girls will like it. I will be sharing. Come to our linky party at

  9. you crafty thing you! love it! feathers are so in right now too!

  10. That would make a perfect Christmas gift! So so cute, you are just adorable.

  11. What a fun idea for a headband. Who doesn't love feathers? I am a new follower from Making the World Cuter. Vicky from Mess For Less

  12. Adorable! And sooo cute on you!

  13. Ashley- I LOVE making homemade gifts too! If you get a chance, you should post about those. I would love to see what you come up with!

    Jenfier- Thanks! I hope your girls enjoy making this. It's definitely an easy enough project for kiddos too!

    Kristi- Thanks and yes, feathers are SO in style. I hope they don't ever go out of style- they seem like such a classic!

    Holly- I know, I was already thinking about who I could make one for... I'm keeping this one though! Hehe!

    Vicky- Thanks so much for stopping by and becoming a follower! I just love meeting new peole. =)

    Courtney- Thanks friend! I can't wait to hear how your recital went...

  14. So pretty! I love the white/gray one!



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