Headband with feathers (indian costume DIY)

15 Ott


Hello everybody!!

last week I was very lucky to receive a gift from Abakhan, a craft supply store that offered a tutorial exchange with Totally Tutorial.

I decide to use the feathers that I received to create something useful to enrich our native-americans wardrobe: sooner than later there will be another indian themed cub scout camp!!

While planning this tutorial, I wanted to create something easy, cheap and quick to make, but also beautiful and durable. The heasband must be also comfortable, since the person who wears it has to play and have fun in the meanwhile! 🙂

I am very satisfied with the resul: being made of an old leather belt, the headband is quite sturdy, and stays on your forehead without squeezing your brains.

So let’s go with the tutorial:

You will need:

colored feathers

an old leather belt

suede cord

wooden beads

Tools: scissors, hot glue gun, punch

We’ll start from the two suede cord that hang from the headbad: splip one bead though on piece of cord (maybe you’ll have to enlarge the hole with little scirros). Tie a knot on the cord (1). Put a drop of glue gun on the beads’s hole (2), and slip the feather into it, and pull, fixing everythig close to the previously made knot (3). In this way the feather will be sturdily attached to the bead and the cord.

come fare copricapo indiano 1Put the two cords aside and prepare the headband:

Make measurements around your head, then cut a piece of belt approximately two centimeters less (4). Keep the remaining part of the belt, as you’ll nedd it later.

With some mate, test the positions of the feathers on the belt to see what combination of colors you like best (5). When you are satisfied with the result, glue the feathers one by one to the belt (6). Where ears are, attach the two decorated suede cords (7).

indian headband diy

You shold be at this point (8):

Use the remaining part of the belt to cover all the glued parts (9). Press well (10). Now hole the two ends of the headband (11) and slip two pieces of suede cord in the holes. You’ll use them to tie the headband around your forehead.

You are done! It was quick and easy and the result is lovely, I hope 🙂

I didn’t find any human model to try on my headbad, and I am too shy to take pictures of myself (I’m no fashion blogger… 🙂 So went for the Mrs Cow. From her smile, I bet she’s proud to be featured on the blog 🙂


I hope this tutorial is useful for those of you who want to make a cheap and thrifty halloween costume…. because DIY is always better!!! 🙂

Have fun! And thak you again Abakhan and TT for this opportunity! 🙂

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7 Risposte a “Headband with feathers (indian costume DIY)”

  1. Susie @Bowdabra 19 ottobre 2012 a 17:23 #

    Hi! I hope you can translate!!

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