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Fashion Feather Headbands for Girls and Teens - Fushia and Purple - Blue and Green


I've recently made two headbands in this style and immediately sold them both.  
Items you will need:

  • feathers from your local craft store
  • floral wire
  • hot glue
  • material scraps to match your feathers
  • needle
  • thread
  • bead to match your material
  • headband
  • scissors
  • lighter or candle
  • small piece of bendable foam (or you may also use a piece of cardboard from the back of a notebook. Basically, anything that is bendable and can be cut with scissors).
  • patience and creativity!


I began by cutting a piece of foam I had lying around in my craft/art studio. I cut it in a tear drop shape, 3-4 inches long and 2-3 inches wide. (Sorry, I'm terrible about measuring and measurements. I usually just "eyeball" everything I make.)

Next, I glued the foam piece to a purple scrap of material. I use hot glue in many of my craft projects. It's easy and dries quickly. Then, I cut the material exactly around the foam in a tear drop shape.

Next, I glued the other side of my foam and laid it onto my purple material. This time, when I cut the material, I left about half an inch gap around the edges so that I could glue the edges around the whole piece of foam. That left me with a tear drop base to work with and completely covered my hot pink foam with purple material.


Adding Feathers!!

Now, we're gettin' to the fun part...

Next, I laid out all of the feathers I planned to use.  With my tear drop positioned upside down--with the point nearest to me, I first positioned my feathers on top of my teardrop to see how many I would need and also to get a feel for how they would look.  I highly recommend this step before you ever begin gluing!  

Next, I placed my feathers on my craft table in the same pattern and then began gluing each feather on, one-by-one, starting with the top and working my way to the bottom.


Now For My Flower

I decided my feather headband needed a flower to finish it off.  To give it a special hand-made flare, I decided to make a flower similar to how I made my flowers in my article: >>>>>.  Only this time, I wanted it a little different.  

I cut several different sized pieces from my purple material and then took my lighter and lightly singed the edges.  I love how each material wrinkles differently when heat is applied.  I kept positioning different flower petals together until I had 3 that worked well together.  

As usual, I hand sewed them together and added one, purple bead in the center.  Perfect.

Putting All the Pieces Together

Next up, I had to decide how to put all the pieces together: feathers, flower, and headband.

For strength and sturdiness, I took my needle and thread and added my flower directly to my feather piece, sewing all the way through the foam. That flower is never coming off! I even added some hot glue just to make sure.

Then, I hot glued a long piece of floral wire to the back of my foam foundation. Once the glue was dry, it was time to secure my creation on to a headband. (I buy my plastic headbands from Wal-mart, in a package of 4 or 5. I also buy the ones with teeth.) I wrap my wire around my headband, securing the wire in between the headband's teeth and I'm finished!

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SUSIE DUZY from Delray Beach, Florida on June 14, 2011:

This sounds like a such a good idea. I am going to try it.

OC Jill from Orange County, California on May 14, 2011:

These are so cute and so creative!

mysisters on February 18, 2011:

Great Hub. These feather and flower headbands are really in right now. What better way to get what style you want then from creating and designing them on your own!

MyInfo411 (author) on November 16, 2010:

Thank you roc6!

Rosemary Cole from Cape Town, South Africa on November 15, 2010:

Pretty striking all those feathers, great for dressing up your hair.

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