Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Glitter Headband

In case you missed this post on the Art Glitter Blog, I am posting it here!

I have an obsession, with a certain type of hair accessory. It is such a big deal, that I can’t live without it, and people RARELY see me without this in my hair.

It is a headband!

My favorite headbands are glitter ones. I had this totally awesome one, that one day, fell off my head and my friend accidentally stepped on it and it broke. It was a really sad day. BUT – the glitter headband has now returned, because I figured out how to make one myself, and I know there will be many more I will make in my future!

To make this amazing glittery headband was SUPER easy! What you are going to need is:

A headband form at any size, mine is 2” (You can order these online or use and old headband you no longer like, I found mine at hair-hardware.com)

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

A paintbrush

Ultrafine Opaque Hologram Glitter in #129 Nova

Clear Acrylic Spray Paint


I first coated the headband with a layer of glue and let it dry completely. Then I brushed on glue to a section of the headband and sprinkled on the glitter. I continued to do this until the entire top of the headband was coated with glitter. Shake off the excess glitter. I wanted to make sure it was fully covered, and I wanted the glitter to be thick (I am obsessed with all sparkly objects) so I did another coat of glue and glitter after it had all dried. Plus, the hologram glitter is AMAZING! It catches the light in a completely different way! I think it adds a ton of dimension, and it extra sparkly!

Knowing that the glitter would stay, I still wanted a little extra gloss, and some weather protection (I lived in Washington, I have had my fair share of rain!) so I sprayed the headband with a clear acrylic spray paint.

Once everything was dry, I cut a piece of felt to fit the inside of the headband and hot glued it to the inside for a lining. And TaDa! One amazing super glittery headband!

I will tell you, that the first time I wore this headband, it was a wonderful sunny day, and people came up to me in stores telling me how much they LOVED my headband! Be sure to check out Art Glitter’s great glitter selection, and the Art Glitter Blog for more inspiration!