These rhinestone embellished headbands are super easy to make and cost almost nothing. Glitz up your hairdo for summer with one of these fun customized accessories!
- Several plain elastic headbands, available at Target or the dollar store
- A length of ribbon
- An assortment of rhinestones
- Hot glue gun
- Jewelry glue
To create each embellished headband, place a plain elastic headband around a cylinder container to hold the headband’s shape. I created two different types of headbands.
Embellished Elastic Headband
To create a rhinestone elastic headband, simply glue rhinestones or other embellishments at regular intervals along the length of three-fourths of the headband. I left a 4 inch span blank at the back, although you could embellish the headband all the way around. I used small dots of jewelry glue to adhere the rhinestones. The cylinder shaped container acted as a work surface for me to glue the rhinestones onto the headband.
To make a ribbon headband I cut a length of a plain elastic headband and used the hot glue gun to glue the two ends to the ends of an already embellished ribbon. I measured the ribbon around my head and cut it about 4 inches too short, and glued the elastic in the place of the missing 4 inches. This technique made the ribbon “stretch” at the back, while keeping it smooth in the front.
I’m looking forward to creating other colors and even some smaller sizes for my daughters. Since the elastic headband style is so popular right now, I think it’s super fun to design custom accessories to coordinate with my specific style.
I hope you are inspired by our DIY rhinestone headband tutorial. What colors are you going to create? We’d love to hear your DIY hair accessory ideas shared in the comments!
Hi, I’m Katie! I live with my husband and 3 kids in beautiful Coeur d’Alane, Idaho. I love Jesus, coffee, DIY projects, photography, homeschooling my kids, traveling, and serving people. I’ve previously worked as a graphic designer, web designer, journalist and barista. I started Create. Play. Travel. to share some of our creative projects and family adventures. I hope you enjoy the highlights of our creative family life!