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Project

Fashion Headband

Adorn basic headbands with beautiful feathers for a one-of-a-kind accessory.

Materials

  • Feathers
  • Scissors
  • Fabri-Tac fabric glue
  • Nonstick surface, such as a hot-glue mat or leftover label-backing paper
  • Ribbon
  • Needle and thread
  • Button
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Plain headband
  • Clothespin

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Select nice-looking feathers. Snip excess fuzz from around quill with sharp scissors.

  2. Step 2

    Place a small dab of Fabri-Tac onto a nonstick surface. Arrange feathers with quills meeting in the dab of glue. Let dry for one hour. Peel feathers from nonstick surface.

  3. Step 3

    Sew a running stitch on one side of ribbon with a needle and thread.

  4. Step 4

    Pull thread while sliding ribbon down to create flower.

  5. Step 5

    Hot glue button to center of ribbon flower.

  6. Step 6

    Look in mirror with headband on to determine placement of feathers. Mount feather pad to headband with Fabri-Tac or hot glue, and secure with clothespin until dry.

  7. Step 7

    Add ribbon flower at base of feather hackle with hot glue and secure with a clothespin until dry.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, May 2009

Reviews (10)

  • mypinkrainbow 15 Aug, 2011

    these are really very easy to make , just get two or three feather pads and you pull off the feathers and place them on your own and you can ever put them on bobby pins or other hair clips the possibilities are endless just do it and you will have some trendy hair goodies that they are charging upwards to 40 to 100 bucks for and you can make them for about 2.00 each ,

  • Laurajane20 11 Nov, 2010

    bummer. now i have to create something new to make. either that or just get more creative than martha. haha i've been making headbands like this for a year now. and i wear them ALL the time. they are definitely not hard to wear. you can wear them with practically any outfit. they make jeans and tshirt less boring. but then again, i am in my 20s so i guess i can probably pull off crazy fashions like this.

  • heatherhol4442 16 Feb, 2010

    i do belive that someone has been poking around at etsy.com - at any rate i do like these and believe they call these fascinators.

  • AuntLexi 28 Jan, 2010

    I happen to love these headbands!

  • organicmama 6 Jul, 2009

    I think they're cute, but it might be hard to wear and not look like a flapper. Some people could pull it off really nicely, not sure if i could...

  • Birdnutt 5 Jul, 2009

    Just what everyone needs!

  • Anna_Marie 5 Jul, 2009

    You've got to be kidding...these look like a costume from the roaring 20's!

  • SweetChic 5 Jul, 2009

    For an amazing selection of feathers and unique feather pads, check out:
    WWW.BOCAGENEWYORK.COM in the Trimmings section. Also, don't forget the Fabri-Tac, headband and ribbon also available at Bocage!

  • SweetChic 5 Jul, 2009

    For an amazing selection of feathers and unique feather pads, check out:
    WWW.BOCAGENEWYORK.COM in the Trimmings section. Also, don't forget the Fabri-Tac, headband and ribbon also available at Bocage!

  • ReikiLady2 5 Jul, 2009

    The feathers are important to this craft of the day. Can you list sources you purchased feathers from?