Roaring 20's Inspired Headband

Feather headbands and head wraps are big fashion right now. Both the flapper influenced headbands, and the hippie style head wraps. I decided I would try making a flapper inspired headband and the project turned out to be pretty easy. You need a headband, a feather pad, and an optional embellishment. I don't often wear headbands but I am surprised how glamourous these look on. For very little money you can have an eye catching headband that would look equally great with a cocktail dress, or jeans. I think they would also be beautiful on bridesmaids. I really love the flapper look. After all those women were the original rebels!

For this project you will need:

Headband ($1 store)

Feather pad (Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or fly fishing stores). 

Embellishments (optional) Pendants with bale removed (see Shabby Chic Napkin Rings for how to remove bales), silk flowers, acrylic gems, buttons etc. 
Make sure the embellishments are not heavy or they will pull away from the feathers. I used 40% off pendants from Michaels for these headbands. A fancy button would also work nicely.

E6000 Glue or Hot Glue. The fabric backed feathers worked well with E6000, but the natural backed feathers worked better with hot glue. You will have to experiment with glues to see what works best with your feathers.

Attach your feather pad to your headband about 1-2" above the bottom of the band. Add glue along the headband the distance of the feathers.

Center the pad in place while drying. 

The material backed feathers adhered quickly and the headband only needed propping up to dry, while the natural back feathers needed clipping to dry. Attach clips to hold in place if needed.

After the feather pad has dried to the headband attach your embellishment with E6000 glue. Use a light weight embellishment. If it is heavy you may have to wire wrap it to the headband. I used pendants with the bales removed.

Instant glamour!


The Rebel Crafter


  1. so funky headbands! I love both of them :)

  2. Laura Johnston1/29/2012

    So pretty, and a lovely model too!

  3. Awesome headbands! I will have to show this post to my daughter. I think she will love these! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Gorgeous! Love both headbands, they're fabulous! Thanks for linking up! ~jen

  5. fancy! love the pendants on both especially the blue one!

  6. Love these! These are the up and coming rage in the wedding world (my mom works for a designer and she was showing me some hair clips very similar to these)! I'm hosting a linky party, the theme is all time favorite post- would love it if you joined in!

  7. Oooh I love it! They remind me of little feather pins my friend made us bridesmaids for our friend's wedding! I absolutely love the black one! But the blue one would really pop against my black hair! Great job!

  8. this is awesome! Totally a throwback to the flappers, I love the gems you used, too. AWESOME project!! :)

  9. Those are SO cute!! Thank you so much for linking up with the Birchbox Beauty Bash!

  10. So lovely!! What great addition to our Beauty Bash! Thanks so much!!

  11. Those are adorable! I love anything 20's related!

    Thanks for linking it up!

    @ Creatively Living

  12. Those look so stylish and lovely! Might make one for a wedding I've been invited to :)

  13. Ohhh..I love 'em! My SIL makes headbands like that too!

  14. I'm pinning this - I could actually do it - and I can't wait to try. Thanks SO much for linking this to Drab to Fab! I will let you know how they turn out if I get them done this week!

  15. Those are so cute. I love headbands. I need to make me some. :) Thanks for the tutorial.

    Also, I wanted to thank you for following me. :) Have you seen my new place yet?! It's so pretty if I do say so myself :) Hope you'll follow me there.

    I'm following you too :)

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