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Don't Buy - D.I.Y! Givenchy Spiked Headband
Of course, now that I've written this all up I see that Style Hurricane has posted her own tutorial, featured in Foam Magazine. Well gosh darn golly gee now I feel silly. In any case, here's the tutorial I've been working on (completely independently - really!!)...

Inspired by this Givenchy piece above (featured on Who What Wear awhile back), I made my own spiked headband. (I'm not paying $500 for the Givenchy one, at any rate! This project will cost you, at the most, $12 if you don't already have the spikes.)

Posted by carlyjcais from Portland, Oregon, United States • Published See carlyjcais's 60 projects »
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  • How to make an embellished headband. Givenchy Spiked Headband - Step 1
    Step 1

    Prep Time
    If your headband is covered in fabric, cut it off and remove the plastic center.

  • How to make an embellished headband. Givenchy Spiked Headband - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut a piece of fabric exactly 2x the width of your headband, and the length of your headband +1".

  • How to make an embellished headband. Givenchy Spiked Headband - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use pliers to bend the prongs of the pyramid studs underneath and out of the way. (Optional) Spray paint your spikes and studs bronze and allow to dry.

  • How to make an embellished headband. Givenchy Spiked Headband - Step 4
    Step 4

    Mark the center of your fabric lengthwise.

  • How to make an embellished headband. Givenchy Spiked Headband - Step 5
    Step 5

    Try on your headband and make a mark above your ear where you want to start studding. Match up the fabric (with a 1/2" underlap to the headband), and transfer the mark to your fabric. Transfer the mark to the other side of the fabric as well.

  • How to make an embellished headband. Givenchy Spiked Headband - Step 6
    Step 6

    Lay your fabric out and place your studs on it to determine placement. The cone spikes will have to be set in the fabric itself, so mark where you want them to go.

  • How to make an embellished headband. Givenchy Spiked Headband - Step 7
    Step 7

    Set the Spikes
    Make holes for all your cone spikes, and set them in the fabric. Tighten with a screwdriver.

  • How to make an embellished headband. Givenchy Spiked Headband - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cover the Headband
    Use Loctite Vinyl, Fabric, and Plastic Glue to glue the fabric onto the headband.

  • How to make an embellished headband. Givenchy Spiked Headband - Step 9
    Step 9

    Make sure the headband is centered on the fabric.

  • How to make an embellished headband. Givenchy Spiked Headband - Step 10
    Step 10

    Once the glue is dry, fold both sides of the fabric around the headband, to roughly meet in the center on the underside. It doesn't have to be exact.

    Fold the ends of the fabric to the underside of the headband and glue down.

  • How to make an embellished headband. Givenchy Spiked Headband - Step 11
    Step 11

    Glue a piece of grosgrain ribbon to the underside of the headband to cover the raw edges of the fabric.

  • How to make an embellished headband. Givenchy Spiked Headband - Step 12
    Step 12

    Set the Studs

    Use a mound of hot glue to secure the pyramid studs onto the headband, in-between the cone spikes. Allow to cool.

  • How to make an embellished headband. Givenchy Spiked Headband - Step 13
    Step 13

    Voila! A hard-edged, slightly punky Crown of Thorns. $12 vs. $500??? I'll take the $12 version any day!

  • How to make an embellished headband. Givenchy Spiked Headband - Step 14
    Step 14

    Happy DIY'ing!
    xoxo
    Carly

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Stephenie K.
Stephenie K. · Denver, Colorado, US
Cool
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Supernova's Child
Supernova's Child · Lisbon, Lisbon, PT · 98 projects
LOVE
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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects
Thanks missmuffcake, Boo_its_Brittany, and Green Liquid Soap!
Yeah, it's kind of spiky, so it's probably better with hair that isn't going to get in a tangle.
Thank you for your comments, ladies!
xoxox
Carly
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Green Liquid Soap▄
Green Liquid Soap▄ · Belgrade, RS · 12 projects
omg! this is sooo cool! Happy
too bad i can't wear this kind of a headband and the spikes will pull the hair out of my dreads Happy

but it looks amazing.even looks beter than the givenchy one ^-^
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Boo_its_Brittany
Boo_its_Brittany · Long Beach, California, US · 182 projects
That's pretty awesome.
Happy!
I wannnnnt
<3!
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missmuffcake
missmuffcake · Modesto, California, US · 35 projects
nice!
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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects
Thanks Jenny W.!
Glad you like!Happy

xoxox
Carly
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Jenny W.
Jenny W.
I love Givenchy and this looks amazing!
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