I love this headband from Anthropologie but I'm not really one to pay $40 for hair accessory. So I DIYed it - and though I could have made it from brass, I chose the easier route and went to some of my go-to craft materials - shrink plastic and spray paint (
oh trusty spray paint, what will I do if I don't have an open space to use you anymore?). See how I made it by reading on!
Supplies to make your own:
Cut up your shrink plastic sheet into uniformly-sized diamonds (about 1.5"-2" in height, mine was 2") then punch a hole near each point of the narrowest side. Bake them according the the directions on your shrink plastic packet and let it cool.
To create texture, sand each side of each of your diamonds. Don't forget to sand in circles so you produce a better texture. Sand the edges of your diamonds as well.
Spray paint them with your color of choice - since I wanted to mix it up, I sprayed them a bright silver. It's the first time I've used the Color Master brand of spray paint - and I must say, I love the smell (or maybe that's just the addict in me talking...) Link up your diamonds with some chain - I used about 8 links to space each of my diamonds. Finally, attach a few inches on each end diamond.
Finish the ends of the chains with a big jump ring attached to a piece of hair elastic. And you are done!
Making one? What color combo would you make it in? I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Have a fantastic week folks!