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.
|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.