How to DIY a Pretty Christmas Hair Accessory

DaisyQ Design
by DaisyQ Design
7 Materials
1 Hour

Let’s make some Christmas hair accessories!

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a stunning DIY Christmas hairband with crystals and beads.

This handmade headband will look beautiful at holiday gatherings and parties, and it’s so easy to make, you could make some as stocking stuffers too!

Tools and materials:

  • Plain metal hairband
  • Satin ribbon
  • Match
  • Assorted beads and crystals
  • Glue
  • Tape measure
  • Marker
Sealing ribbon end

1. Seal the ribbon end

You don’t want your satin ribbon fraying, so before you start using it, simply sear the edge with a lit match. That will seal the edge to keep it from fraying.

Wrapping the hairband

2. Wrap the hairband

Starting at one bottom side of your metal hairband, apply some glue to the inside of the hairband and place the sealed end of your ribbon on the glue.

Wrapping the hairband

Working in small sections, wrap the ribbon around the hairband on a slight diagonal, adding glue to the back and front of the hairband as you go. 

Wrapping the hairband

Continue wrapping until you are at the top of your hairband. Glue it to the top of the hairband and cut the ribbon. 

Sealing end

Seal the cut end as you did with the beginning of the ribbon.

Wrapping the hairband

Repeat the wrapping on the second side of the hairband, again starting at the bottom and ending at the top.

Marking the hairband

3. Mark the hairband for decoration

Measure and mark 6 centimeters (2.3 inches) from the bottom in each side of the hairband.

Those bottom sections of your hairband will sit behind your ears, so you don’t want to attach any beads there.

Also measure and mark the center-top of the hairband.

Attaching beads and crystals

4. Attach beads and crystals

Use a needle and thread to attach your beads and crystals to your hairband, between the two ear markings. 

Attaching beads and crystals

An easy way to pick up the smallest beads is to lift them onto your threaded needle with the needle itself. You can pick up several small beads at a time this way to add a little row of beads.

For larger crystals, pass your needle through the ribbon twice to make it secure. You can add more small beads around the larger crystals to cover the thread.

Attaching beads and crystals

Continue adding beads and crystals until you are at the top center mark of the hairband. 

Attaching beads and crystals

Now, add beads and crystals on the other side of the hairband, this time from the top center down to the ear mark.

You want to get a mirror image of the first side, so keep your eye specifically on the large crystals, ensuring that they line up on both sides of the hairband.

Completed DIY Christmas hairband

This DIY Christmas hairband is so glamorous! I chose all black, but of course you can make yours in any color, or as many colors as you wish. In fact, why don’t you make several to match all your holiday outfits!

Please leave a comment to let me know how you liked this tutorial, and how many Christmas hairbands you made.

Suggested materials:
  • Plain metal hairband
  • Satin ribbon
  • Match
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