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December 27, 2012 by Emily

Tis the season to dress festive! With holiday parties of all kinds happeneing every weekend I need to look fancy!  While my wardrobe can work it, my go-to ponytail doesn’t make the “fancy” cut.

Being the rough and tumble tomboy most of my life I’ve had chopped pixie hair cuts for most of my life, so it’s no surprise that I’m pretty terrible at styling my now shoulder length hair. What’s a girl to do when they have no idea how to do anything beyond a ho-hum pony tail? Dress that pony tail up!

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Just like when I had short hair, I ususally dress up my normal hair style with a glitzy hair accessory! Headbands are your friend…especially when they’ve gotten a facelift.

Here’s how to jazz up a regular headband with a few dollars worth of supplies from the craft store:

Option 1, ORNAMENT headbands:

Xmas Ornament Headband
Here’s a quick, cheap and easy option. I took a quick look in my local craft stores clearance section the day after xmas, and what did I find? These glittery golden snowflakes and ribbon wracking up a grand total of $1.50! I wrapped a headband I already owned with the ribbon, being careful to hot glue the ends down, then I glued the two snowflakes slightly off centered on the headband. A total of 5 minutes of work for a super cute and festive hair piece! 
Take a look around you the next time you’re out scouting for supplies you may find your crafting inspiration in surprising places!
Option 2,  Rocking some Rhinestones:
headband2This one takes a little more time, but it’s just as easy!
What you’ll need:
Headband
Large “Rhinestones” (I found these in the jewelry section for $2)
1 piece of felt in the same, or similar, color as the stones
Scissors
Hot Glue Gun
Method:
1-Cut the felt into the size and shape you would like your adornment to be, I like the way the football shape tapers on both ends and made it about 6 inches wide.
2- Arrange your stones on top of the felt, allowing a little bit of space around each stone to allow it to bend over the headband. Once you’re happy with the arrangement hot glue them securely to the felt.
3- carefully trim the excess felt from around the stones, I got fairly close (1/8in) to the stones.
4-Glue to the headband.
Now I have a pretty, sparkly accessory to wear to my parties without having to stress over how to style my hair. I can swoop my hair into an easy bun or ponytail, add my headband and run out the door!

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