Create Fashion Spring

DIY Floral Headband

May 31, 2013

Some of the best DIY’s come from wanting something you can’t have shouldn’t rationalize paying $50 for some braided leather and silk flowers. The cutest little shop in Malibu had such a headband. And it was OH so cute! But I held my ground, friends. Instead I made this $10 identical triplet (yes, for $10 you can make 3 headbands).

  • INSTRUCTIONS:1) tie a knot towards the end of three pieces of suede leather 3mm wide), leaving a 2 inch tail. 2) tape the knot to a flat surface. 3) braid until completed, again leaving a 2 inch tail, and knot. 4) using hot glue, glue silk flowers onto braid. be sure to carefully tuck the base of the buds between braided strands of leather. 5) let cool completely. 6) wrap around head and tie to secure. Suede (3 pack of colors) and silk flowers purchased at Michael’s.



  • Reply Courtnee Best May 31, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Oh my goodness you look so adorable! such a cute idea , I want one for my wedding, for some of the pictures but didnt want to spend big bucks either 😉 thank you for this! <3 meep!!!

    • Reply alexandra reiter March 23, 2015 at 1:45 am

      I need to have one of these for a wedding I’m attending and I don’t have leather or flowers and I’m only 11 and my parents won’t buy me any of the materials.

  • Reply Cristina June 1, 2013 at 2:29 am

    Great idea and gorgeous photos. I’ve really been wanting to try this but I’m really skeptical that my hair would cooperate and that I’d have a suitable outfit.

  • Reply Michelle June 1, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Um, Hello GORGEOUS! 🙂

    • Reply Michelle June 3, 2013 at 11:41 am

      Made one yesterday for my flower girl 🙂 Making one today for myself! Thanks so much for this DIY!

  • Reply Brandi June 1, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Umm can I please be you??? 😉

  • Reply Kier Mellour June 1, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Super cute!!

    With Love From Hollywood,
    Fashion Addict LA
    Pretty Pastel

  • Reply michelle June 3, 2013 at 12:55 am

    I don’t necessarily agree with his method/don’t know how much truth is behind this video, but found it interesting.

  • Reply MissHighSocks June 3, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    I love your Outfit! You look like a beautiful Summer Fairy 🙂

    Happy Monday!

  • Reply Jaclyn June 3, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    aww this is awesome and perfect for the summer!! and make 3 for $10?? awesome!!

  • Reply Rachael June 3, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Sorry Melissa…this one is lame. =( I sure hope you aren’t losing your pizzazz..

    • Reply Annie June 4, 2013 at 7:02 pm

      Feeling sorry for you Rachael and your lame comment. That’s the wonderful thing about style- we all have it and it varies from person to person. Maybe it’s not your favorite, it’s always better to take the high road than the low one.

    • Reply Silvia June 4, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      Seriously Rachael? Go find another site to be jealous of and post stupid comments on. We love Melissa and if you don’t feel the love, keep your negative comments to your lame-o self

  • Reply Ashlie June 3, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Um this is FANTASTIC! You def. still got it going on! ;)You are so right, there is no need to spend $30+ on a floral headband when you can make one yourself! I am running to the store now! Thanks so much for sharing this! I’m glad I don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to be on trend!:)

  • Reply Miss Democh June 4, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Just got to try this!
    Sounds so easy and they look lovely.

    HAve an nice day

  • Reply Alyssa June 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Where are your boots and your sweater from?

    • Reply missy June 4, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      Hi Alyssa! The Outfit details are provided in the links below the first picture 🙂

  • Reply Carrie June 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Love this outfit!!!

  • Reply Haley Kjar June 20, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    YES. oh I adore this. The braided suede leather touch is brilliant. Love recreating fab pieces like this! Definitely giving this a try.

  • Reply Janice wojtowicz July 10, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    What a cute spring/summer project! Just finished making a fairy house with the 4 year old girl I babysit. This head band will be our next project for sure. It will be perfect for our fairy princess lunches on the patio. Cannot wait to get to the store!!

  • Reply Victoria July 23, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    I love this! I just finished braiding it and tied the knot, but how do you tie it around your head? I’m confused :b

    • Reply missy July 24, 2013 at 2:29 am

      After wrapping around your head, tie both ends together in a knot.

  • Reply Haylee Hoffman March 5, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Hi! Where did you buy the materials to make the headband?

    • Reply Jayden R March 3, 2015 at 2:08 am

      I got all my supplies at hobby lobby and it was all under $10

  • Reply Milly Jonas April 18, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    This is such a great diy! Where did you get the silk flowers?

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