how to make a boxed veil + flower headband

I wanted to find a bunch of vintage hats for all the girls coming to Imani's tea party birthday party this weekend, but I couldn't find enough. And those I could find...were like $35!! Ridiculous.


(photo sources here + here)

So instead, I decided to make headbands that are sort of a mix between the flower crowns that are so popular these days, and fascinators that were so popular in years past.

(Unless you're Kate, of course... in which case fascinators are very much still in style)

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They were so simple to make...I absolutely love how they turned out!

Here's the quick diy!

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fabric covered headband, boxed veil, faux flowers, thread, needle, scissors, wire cutter, glue gun (with glue)

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Cut a strip of the boxed veiling at perhaps the 3 inch mark.

Just eyeball it, don't worry about measuring.

(I found a spool of this veiling at Hobby Lobby, right by the ribbon section)

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Pierce your needle (and thread) through the little openings in the boxed veil, going through every other square.

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Once you've looped in and out of the previous step and have reached the end of the veil, synch it tightly but don't yet cut the thread.

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Place the veil on the headband in the spot you'd like it (I did mine just lower than the halfway point) and wrap the thread around the headband tightly, then sew a few seams into the fabric of the headband to make it secure.

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Next, cut your faux flower(s) with wire cutters, at the base of the bloom.

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Carefully squeeze the hot glue onto the back, and press onto the headband in your desired spot.

Note: If you're using leaves as well, I recommend glueing them on prior to the bloom.

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And done!

Above is what the back of mine look like.

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And here's the top/front!

Gorgeous, right?!

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I've made close to a dozen different styles for the girls, but here are a few of my favorites!

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I can't wait for the party and to take photos of the girls wearing them!!!

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