I was sick of not wearing feathers in my hair. I'm a feather nut and I
feel plucked at a time when I wouldn't get such crazy looks for wearing
something I love anyway. While I'm very creative, my masterpiece
projects look like preschool craft time in reality. With that in mind,
I came up with a very simple solution for making feathered headbands.
-- A non-slip headband. I bought wide elastic ones that match my hair. They were two for $2.99.
-- Feathers. You can buy packs of them for under $2 at any craft store. I had some left over from making masks in high school.
-- Embellishments. I chose a shower puff ($.50 at the grocer) but buttons or old jewelry would be another good choice.
-- Hot glue or needle and thread depending on the type of headband you picked.
of a veil. The veil with the black feathers made me think of film noir
femme fatals. In light of that, I'd like to style it with a great
pencil skirt and bold jacket. When I wore the black one out, no one
commented but conversations were directed to my scalp.
Most people like the peacock and rose band on the right. I cut a small strip
of mesh and wove the ends of the feathers through it. Then I folded the
strip and sewed it to the band. The rosettes were easy enough to make.
It's one long strip of loofah. I gathered the ends and used the solid
middle part to sew it to the band and cover the ends of the feathers.
It has a quirky feel and demands to be accessorized with vintage chains.
I ended up making these two headbands for less than $2.50 a piece. Did I do good or do they look ridiculous?