One of the year’s hottest accessories trend is the Boho headband. These are pretty easy to do them yourself! All you have to do is get a little creative with the supplies you buy and put them together to create this accessory.
The first thing I did is I went to a crafts store and spent a few minutes looking around at all the beads they had to make accessories. Make sure you take your time looking around because there may be some hidden treasures that you may overlook if you are in a hurry. Start grabbing a few beads that you like and once you have walked the beads section you can start narrowing your choices down to make the perfect Boho headband. I also grabbed some elastic and what I was going to use as a headband, in this case, it was actually a necklace! I actually got a few more beads than needed, just in case if I changed my mind or made a mistake, I had a backup, and didn’t have t drive back to the store.
Once I got home I laid out all the supplies that I had purchased, and the supplies and tools I already had at home to start on my DIY project. The supplies and tools you will need are beads, band, elastic, glue gun and glue, scissors, and a needle in string in case if you need to go over it once you’re done. The band was actually pretty thick and the glue helped to keep it put, so I didn’t actually need to sew it, but had it handy just in case.
Next, I measured how much elastic I was going to need to make the headband, you don’t need too much of it because the purpose of the elastic is so that it stretches to fit your head comfortably. I glued both sides with my glue gun (Careful: It’s pretty hot!) and waited for it to dry to get started on the next part.
Then, I grabbed the beads and started gluing them one by one. I wanted them to droop a little bit to give it more of a Boho feel, I didn’t want it super close to my face. I glued the set of beads one after the next and waited for it to dry to cover the other side just in case.
Once I was done with that, I trimmed the extra plastic from the beads and also removed any extra glue that was just hanging around. Make sure that it is placed exactly where you would want it to be so that it fits just right!
I wanted to stop right there with the accessorizing of the headband. The band, aka necklace that I got, came with a pretty silver chain, and with the beads I felt like it complemented the look that I was going for just right. If you want, you can add more to it, like a stone in the center so that it falls on your forehead kind of how a lot of celebrities, think Nicole Richie, are doing. I also wanted to keep it super simple so that you can see how easy it is to make. The more accessories you make and put together, the easier it becomes to get more intricate with how you design your DIY jewelry.
What are some of your favorite accessories to make?