2 Sep 2011

DIY Day: Leather feather headband

Welcome to the second DIY day! I hope everyone had a go at making a skirt? (if you missed the post you can view it here).
Today's DIY comes after seeing so many types of headbands at the recent festival I went to. I wanted one but didn't want to spend nearly a tenner on one so I thought 'I'll try to make one myself' and I'm pretty pleased with the results.
Here is what I was aiming for...
Asos £8


 and mine!

So WHAT YOU NEED is about 2 to 3 metres of leather or suede (cost me around £1) and I used a pair of feather earrings from H&M which the boyfriend told me looked like I had dead birds hanging from my ears....charming.
(I only used one earring by the way)

Start off by folding the leather into three...

leaving a loop at the top and snipping the loop at the bottom so you have three ends...

Then start plaiting!

When your plait is complete, get a needle and corresponding colour thread and sew the ends to make sure they are secure so the plait won't unravel...

Then, get your earring and take off the ear post from the joining loop like this (you will still need the post so don't throw it away)....

Get the post and, keeping the loop at the bottom, bend the rest of it into a twist. Use the loop at the bottom of the post to attach onto the top of the plait (where you didn't snip the end)....

Then get the rest of the earring and use the joining loop to attach it to the other end of the plait...

So both ends should end up looking like this.....

and Voila! You have your very own leather feather headband!
Just wrap it round your head once or twice, depending on how long you want the drop, and twist the free end into the plait.

I want to see pictures of everyone who has tried this please, email is on the right hand side of the blog!! Good luck!

Manths xx


  1. Such a fab idea, it looks great! :) x

  2. cute! might try doing that! ehhe!

  3. i like this. imma do this too

  4. so cute! I love DIY!!!I just stumbled across your blog and i love your style! I would love to be bloggie buddies ;) want to follow each other?


  5. Such a good idea!! I never realized how easy it was to make these!


  6. great DIY :) looks so good on you

    kate xx

  7. fab DIY, thanks for sharing, may give it a whirl



  8. Love this post!



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