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When we came across this Eugenia Kim embellished gold-tone headband on a pinning spree last week, we fell in love. But without the means to purchase a $388 headband, we took the opportunity to create our own headpieces for less than $10. Pennies!

Supplies you need:

  • Plastic headband (a 5 pack is about $2 at Walgreens)
  • Hot Glue
  • Gold spray paint
  • Plastic critters

Headband Supplies Tessa Braun

Brainstorm what kind of headband you would like to create. I made a buggy one, adorned with a butterfly, a killer ant and a cicada, modeled after the aforementioned pricey headpiece. I also came across tiny rubber babies at the toy store, and was inspired to create a perverted yet elegant Human Centipede-esque tiara.

Step 1: Glue the critters to a plastic headband.

Glue Headbands Tessa Braun

Things should start to look funky!
Glued Bug Headband Tessa Braun

Wow. Hot. Allow the glue to dry.
Tessa Braun Glued Headbands

Step 2: Bring the headband outside and spray paint the shizz out of it. Let it dry.

Spray paint head band

Step 3: Admire your work! The finished product should look great:

Gold Baby HeadbandGlued Bug Headband Tessa Braun

Wear it for your hair to become the classiest of bug nests. Or baby nests. Or whatever is it you designed. 🙂

Check out how great it looks on my girl Amy P:

Amy Power



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