Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My New Headband Display

I spent most of my time yesterday creating this headband display. It's really easy to make but, for some reason, yesterday was one of those days when nothing seemed to come out right :-) At least is done now and is being displayed very nice at a local store.

In case you are interested in making one, this is what I did:

1) Get a pole. I got this one from a friend and it seems to be one of those used at Valet parking. She actually gave it to me already wrapped with the type of foam that is used to install carpets.

Since I wanted mine to be a little wider, I bought another half a yard of foam from Hancock Fabrics ($7.99 a yard). I also bought 5/8 of a yard of the cheapest Suede fabric I found ($6.99 a yard). You will also need a scissor, tape, hot glue, needle and thread.

I wrapped the pole with the foam like this.

Then, I wrapped it with the fabric. This is where it got all messed up :-) I miscalculated my measurements, and cut the fabric about two inches short :-( Good thing I bought enough and had the little extra to cover it. Although, it was double work for me. Hot glue was just not doing it for me so I ended up sewing the whole thing from top to bottom :-( At the top, I gathered the fabric and glued a piece of black felt to cover the small circle. I also added a daisy flower to cover that up.

Here is the finished product and how it looks with the headbands displayed.

I took it to the store today and it looks even better there :-)

So, what do you think? Not bad at all, right?

You can also make it with a PVC pipe and a piece of wood. It will require a little bit more of work though.


  1. Qué buena idea! Las deademas se ven preciosas alli! Te quedó muy padre...

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