First, I went to a craft store and picked out a couple blank headbands and metal barrettes.
Then I just went a little crazy. I picked out items from the floral section, the beading area, and a bunch of feathers.
I took all that eclectic haul home and warmed up the glue gun. I just started to arrange various items until I figured out what I wanted it to look like. And then it was just a matter of gluing it all down.
These are obviously winter themed. But think about all the other holidays out there. You could make a headpiece that works for Easter, 4th of July, Canada Day ... the possibilities are endless. And this is a project that your tween can do with you.
What? You don't like mine; or they are just not your style? Here are a ton of there tutorials and options:
|leather bow tie|
Speaking of leather, what about a leather headband? Ruffles and Stuff has a neat tutorial for a simple leather headband that would look good on ladies of all ages.
|pearls and pleats|
|Reversible fabric headband|
|Crafting Sarah woven headband|
For something a little more understated, you can weave ribbons around a blank headband.
|sailor knot headband|
|fabric feathers headband|
I personally love this dramatic no-sew headband. As you can see by mine up top, I like a dramatic headpiece.
|la fleur headband|
And here is one more option. This one is absolutely beautiful and would be lovely on Easter Sunday.