DIY Zipper Headbands

Make these adorable DIY zipper headbands as a quirky and fun fashion accessory! You can even stack them – wear more than one at once – just like with the zipper bracelets I shared not long ago.

 

OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories.

 

I planned to make these using a simple elastic and a few stitches, but after turning my craft “room” upside down for days, I simply could not find it. I therefore experimented with two versions: One that ties with a ribbon underneath, and one that is on a solid metal headband.

 

OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories.

 

 

The solid headband worked out a little better, and is more durable. The only drawback: you can see the headband through the open zipper.

OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories.

 

The ribbon one is less durable, and you have a big ribbon underneath. But when you wear it with your hair down, you can’t see the ribbon, and the zipper sits nicely on the hair. If you’d like to try it, I definitely recommend using  a longer zipper than the nine-inch one that I used. That way you have less ribbon in the way.

OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories.

 

Regardless, go ahead and give these fun zipper headbands a try. It’s pretty simple, and the metal version incorporates some very basic jewelry making skills (photographed below.)

 

OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories.

 

What you need to make DIY zipper headbands:

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How to make zipper headbands:

 

  1. Cut off the edging of the ribbon of the zipper, up to the zipper itself.

 

OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories.

OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories.

 

3. Seal the edges from fraying further using nail polish. You can read more about this hack here.OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories.

 

4. Place a ribbon crimp over one end of the zipper and trim. If you are using most of the length of the zipper, place it over the metal stopper to hide it.OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories. OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories. OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories.

 

5. Do this on the other end as well.OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories.

 

6. Version 1: Insert your wire into the hold of the crimp, and use that to twist one side of the zipper onto your headband. Make sure to position it before you wrap it on tightly. OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories. OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories.

 

7. Place a strip of E6000 glue along half the headband where the zipper will go. This is enough to keep it in place, and still allows you to open the zipper halfway.OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories.

 

8. Repeat step 6 on the other side and your headband is complete!OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories.

 

6. Version 2: place a strong jump ring into the crimps on each side.OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories.

 

7. Thread your ribbon through both the jump rings from the inside outward. Leave your ribbon long enough so that it goes underneath your head (with the zipper on top), down again and ties on the bottom. Trim and prevent the edges from fraying with a bit of nail polish.OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories.

 

 

Enjoy your DIY zipper headbands! The metal one is definitely gift-able, and the ribbon one is just plain fun.

OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories.
OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories. OMG I love this adorable DIY zipper headbands - you can even make a few and stack them. It's such a cheap DIY gift for teens, or anyone who loves fashion accessories.

 

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