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DIY: SPIKED HEADBAND

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It's time to get crafty...but don't freak out! This is a no-sew, easy as pie kinda craft that anyone can do. Lately I have been crazy about spikes, but I couldn't find a spiked headband anywhere I looked. So I decided to make my own and invite my fabulous readers to join in on the fun. I promise this headband will be a show stopper- I get lots of looks when I wear mine (I secretly love a double-take reaction from passer-bys, don't you? :) So set aside about 15 minutes and you can rock this look too.


Here is your lineup of supplies needed, as well as a marking pen or pencil in a contrasting color.
Headband- Claire's   Spikes- Studs & Spikes (Size 13 or smaller recommended)
When picking your headband, you'll want to pick a firm or ridged fabric, so that it can withstand the weight of the spikes. For extra support you could also use iron-on interfacing prior to studding. A Tight fitting elastic band or a wrap-tie band will work best with the added weight of the spikes.


First, using a ruler or following the pattern of the headband, mark the places where you would like to the spikes to be. I recommend that you place the spikes evenly along the top of the band, but stop just after the curve of your head before your ears. Larger weight spikes may not stay tight against your head if they are too low on the band closer to your ears. 



Next, use your scissors to punch a small hole through each of your marks. Be careful not to pierce a hole too large- you want the screw of the spike to be held firmly in place by the fabric. 


Take the screw portion and place it through the hole coming up from the underside of the fabric as shown. 


Fasten the cone onto the screw and hand tighten- then using your philips head screw driver tighten the screw down until it is tight and secure. Continue the above steps until you've placed all your spikes. 


Next, you are going to add a backer to the band to hold the screws in place and give added support. I use felt for its thickness and comfort on the head. Trace the band onto your felt, then cut out the shape inside the line.


Using craft or fabric glue, coat the backside of the felt as shown. Place the backing onto the headband and press together for a firm seal.


Finally, place the band over a bowl (roughly the same size as a head) firmly press the band and backing together and make sure all the spikes are straight while it dries. Trim any excess/visible felt- and you are good to go!


I love this fun combo of lace and spikes, don't you? I have some other combos planned for the future so I'll keep you posted on those. Hope you enjoy this DIY project, be sure to share your finished products with me- and as always, please sign up to follow by email, and share with your friends.


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