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Display your headbands in all their Crown & Glory with a light up vintage frame!
After receiving The Glitterati, a new subscription box from Crown & Glory, I couldn't bare to put the gorgeous headbands out of site in a drawer so I was inspired to make a vintage light up frame to keep them on display.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1141 projects »
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  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a vintage style frame. I got this UNG DRILL frame at Ikea ages ago.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 2
    Step 2

    Trace around your favourite headband on a piece of paper to make a template.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 3
    Step 3

    Mark the positions for each of the 24 fairy lights on your template with circles.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 4
    Step 4

    Stick the template in the middle of the frame.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use an awl to pierce a hole through each of the circles for the lights.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 6
    Step 6

    Press the fairy lights through the frame from behind.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 7
    Step 7

    Keep going until you've punched holes for all of the lights and then unthread them and place them to one side.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 8
    Step 8

    Remove the backing from the frame and use it as a template to cut the shape from coloured card.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 9
    Step 9

    Mark the positions of the lights with a circle and use a cutting knife to cut a cross in the middle of each circle.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 10
    Step 10

    Glue the card onto the backing and rethread the lights.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 11
    Step 11

    To give the frame a more vintage look I decided to paint mine with silver paint.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 12
    Step 12

    I chose to give the frame one coat and paint it quite roughly because the parts of the black frame that remained unpainted gave it a nice tarnished look.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 13
    Step 13

    Leave to dry.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 14
    Step 14

    Meanwhile, turn on the fairy lights and lay a sheet of mirror board over top so that the lights shine through.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 15
    Step 15

    Mark where each of the lights hit the mirror board with a pen.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 16
    Step 16

    Cut a rough headband shape from the mirror board.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 17
    Step 17

    Use a hole punch to punch holes through each of the marked points for the lights. The large punch on my Cropadile was the perfect size for the tips of the fairy lights.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 18
    Step 18

    As you punch, check that the mirror board sits nicely on top of the lights.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 19
    Step 19

    Use a cutting knife to cut a nice neat headband shape.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 20
    Step 20

    Place the backing card in the dry frame and carefully stick the mirror board onto the fairy lights with a little glue.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 21
    Step 21

    Cut some cork board to fit the back of the frame and glue in place.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 22
    Step 22

    Mount on the wall and then press some hooks or hammer some nails into the cork board to hang your headbands.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Vintage Frame Headband Holder - Step 23
    Step 23

    Turn on, stand back and admire your handy work.

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