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How to make your own flapper headband

Updated February 21, 2017

The flapper look from the 1920s has made a comeback in the form of Halloween costumes and theme party outfits. Dresses are available at speciality stores, costume shops and vintage clothing retailers, but why not make your own customised accessories? Headbands were hot in the '20s, and were often embellished with rhinestones, feathers or sequins. Have fun and create your own headpiece with a glue gun and a few supplies.

Turn on the glue gun and allow it to come to temperature.

Measure the length of your head, directly around your forehead. Add 5 cm (2 inches) to the total.

Cut a strip of felt 5 cm (2 inches) wide and the length determined in Step 2.

Cut the hook and loop fastener into a 5 cm (2 inch) square. Apply a 5p-sized dollop of hot glue to the back of each side of the hook and loop fastener and press each side onto one of the ends of the felt headband to create a closure. Allow the glue to dry before moving on.

Apply another small strip of glue to the back of the base of the feather and adhere the feather to the front or side of the headband. Cover the base of the feather with another dollop of glue and a large rhinestone.

Distribute small dots of glue to the front or side of the headband and add more rhinestones or sequins. Get as fancy as you like, or keep it simple. Allow the glue to dry fully before wearing the headband.

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring tape
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Large feather
  • Rhinestones
  • Sequins
  • Hook and loop fastener
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Alec Preble began writing professionally in 2007. He began blogging in 2006, writing media reviews for the "Post-Standard" from 2007-2008. Preble received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Empire State College in 2005.