The wheels in our heads started turning as we put together our little bridal how-to. We thought to ourselves, “We could tell brides-to-be where to go to purchase Cara’s pretty head wrap, but what would be better is if we could tell them how to make it.”
So that’s what we set out to do. Maeve figured out how to hack our own “veil headwrap” and save all of us upwards of $60. And while she was at it, she figured she could whip up her own version of the Marc Jacobs gem-encrusted mesh headwrap, too. Who says these can’t be worn every day for an extra dose of panache and fabulous flair? We say go for it.
Here’s the how-to:
You’ll need: tulle spool, elastic, needle, thread, hot glue, acrylic jewels or flower (depending on which headband captured your heart) and ribbon or felt.
1. Measure tulle around your head. Cut it where the two ends meet at the nape of your neck.
2. Fold the tulle in half to create a narrower band.
3. At one end, fold the tulle through an elastic and back over itself. Pin to secure. Do the same with the other end, so both are pulled through the same elastic and secured.
4. Pull it carefully around your head to make sure it fits snugly.
5. For extra strength, fold the tulle ends over twice and re-pin.
6. Hand or machine-stitch the tulle together on the side of the headband closest to your head to hide the seam.
7. Embellish: use a pin or hot glue gun to attach the flower. If jeweling your headband, back the jewels with ribbon or felt and then secure to tulle with hot glue gun.
Voila! Check out your tres chic headband, sure to add a dose of glam to your getup. You could also try using a silver metallic tulle or any other color. You might even try taking a Bedazzler to the headband, if you’re the lucky owner of one. Decorating the tulle with a cluster of pin brooches might also be fun. Let us know how yours turn out, too!