Add sparkle and sophistication to your hairstyle with an old necklace and a headband

Having an uninspired hair day? Slip on this bejeweled headband and instantly enhance your hairstyle. Made with only an old braided pearl necklace, this headband tames flyaway hairs and adds a pearlescent shimmer that will go with any outfit. Not only does it come together in less than five minutes, but you can also use any type of necklace that you like or have on hand.
This project uses a braided pearl necklace that’s a little over one inch wide, which makes it easy to wrap the necklace around the edges of the headband and give the finished product a more polished look. However, you can use any necklace and create a one-of-a-kind piece. For example, deconstruct a necklace with rhinestone pendants, then arrange and glue the stones onto the headband as desired. A bib necklace would also be a colorful way to create a headband with plenty of patterns and texture.
- Old necklace
- White headband, 1 inch wide
- Needle-nose pliers, two pairs
- High-temperature glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
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1. Use the needle-nose pliers to remove the chain from the necklace. Discard the chain and set aside the decorative portion of the necklace.
2. Add hot glue to one end of the headband. Press one end of the necklace into the hot glue.
3. Continue adding sections of hot glue around the headband, pressing the necklace into the glue as you go. If your necklace is too long for the headband, then scrunch up the necklace as you glue it down. Allow it to dry.
4. For a necklace that's slightly wider than the headband, go back and add hot glue to the front and back edges of the headband, then press the edges of the necklace into the glue. This will give the finished headband a more polished look.
5. When the glue is dry, wear your new headband and enjoy!