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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

How to make a Feather Headband!

This morning I woke up wanting to make something pretty, so I did!  :)  I have never done this before and there very well be better ways to do it, but this is how I did it!  Hope you enjoy it.


What you will need:







The first thing I did was cut a thin tear drop shape out of the felt.  Not long, just a wee bit shorter than what you want the feathers to extend over your head really.


Then I picked out what feathers I wanted to use and played with them until I got an idea of what I liked.  Then I started to glue them on.  I started at the tip of my felt piece so that the ends of the feathers would be hidden as I went.  Make sure you place the feathers down!  You dont want the tips poking out.  :)



I decided I wanted another brown feather on top after I took this but you get the idea.

This is my back….


Just be careful with the glue, you dont want to use too much or it will make a mess of the feathers.  Clean up the back of the felt, just pulling gently on the glue and tiny feather bits.  I than trimmed a little of the excess felt that was showing on the front.  Then I just found a matching button and glued it on the button to hide the end of the feathers.


Next put your headband on and decide where you want the feathers.  You can mark it with a piece of chalk if you like.


Simply run a line of glue up the center of the felt and attach it to the band.  Wait for it to dry for a little while before wearing.  After I did that, I added small dabs of glue here and there to make the feathers lay flatter against my head.  Hope you like it! :)

1 comment:

Linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Gorgeous headband!

Thanks for the awesome tip! I'll have to try it next time I pull out the glue gun.

Happy Holidays,