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Add a bridal applique to an old bra strap for a quick headband...
There's alot of fab tutorials out there for this one already.

Posted by carlyjcais from Portland, Oregon, United States • Published See carlyjcais's 60 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled headband. Bra Strap Headband - Step 1
    Step 1

    If you have an old black bra strap (or even one from removable bra) you can easily fasten it around your head and pin on an embellished bridal applique (you can get this at most sewing stores...mine was a small length of rhinestone-beaded bridal trim - about 4" simply snipped off the roll, for $3.50.)

  • How to make a recycled headband. Bra Strap Headband - Step 2
    Step 2

    For more staying power, hand-sew the piece onto your bra-strap.

  • How to make a recycled headband. Bra Strap Headband - Step 3
    Step 3

    (Or you can sew it onto a plain black stretchy headband from the drugsture.)

  • How to make a recycled headband. Bra Strap Headband - Step 4
    Step 4

    You can also snip apart an old bra-strap and handsew the ends around a small hair elastic - just tight enough to hold the strap around your head.

  • How to make a recycled headband. Bra Strap Headband - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pin on a pretty brooch you want to showcase. Voila! Instant glam - for mere pennies!

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

Thank you Kristine!
xoxox
Carly

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Kristine
Kristine · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 14 projects

This is so clever! I love the starfish :]

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

@Nicole C.: Oh that's so cool! The starfish to me is the perfect piece for summer!
Glad you like itHappy
xoxo
Carly

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Nicole C.
Nicole C.

i made this and its so cute! luckily, i had a starfish too!

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

@Apricot: Mine is a brooch from...Kay Jeweler's or something. I don't really remember, but you can always search for "starfish brooch" on Ebay. Tiffany's makes them too, but they're really expensive! Goodwill is another good source of vintage-style costume brooches.
Hope that helps!
xoxox
Carly

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Krisztina V.
Krisztina V. · Dunaújváros, Fejér, HU · 10 projects

LOL.Happy It was a good idea. Like it.

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Apricot
Apricot · Sacramento, California, US

I love this idea Happy
Do you know where I can find a cute star like the one you show in the other picture?
Or similar cute embellishments? thanks

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Maribug
Maribug · Port of Spain, Port of Spain, TT · 35 projects

thats so friggin clever!

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

Hahaha! You made me LOL maggie m.! :-D

Thanks for the comment!
xoxox
Carly

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maggie m.
maggie m.

lol, very very clever! Happy would this be considered against the dress code because of your bra strap showing? lolHappy very very clever!

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