How to make an easy Greek headdress

Updated February 21, 2017

If you need to dress up in Greek clothing for a costume party or theatrical event, you can make your outfit more authentic with an ancient Greek headdress. It can often be difficult to locate items such as Greek headdresses on short notice. Fortunately, you can make your own using a few materials, such as a plastic head band and hot glue. Once finished, you can wear the headdress to make your overall costume appear more realistic.

Put a hot glue stick into the back of your hot glue gun. Plug it into an outlet and let it heat up for about seven minutes.

Cut a length of silk ivy vine measuring about 60 cm (24 inches).

Squeeze hot glue in a thick line along the top of a plastic headband. Follow the entire length with the line of glue.

Press the ivy vine onto the hot glue. Hold in place until the glue cools.

Form the ivy vine into a circle.

Squeeze a dollop of hot glue onto the ends of the ivy vine and glue them together. Hold the ends in place until the glue cools.


Wear protective work gloves when working with hot glue to prevent burns.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic headband
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue stick
  • Protective, heat-resistant gloves
  • Silk ivy vine, 62.5 cm to 70 cm (25 inches to 30 inches) long
  • Scissors
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