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Cute & Classy DIY Headbands for Proms & Parties – Sparkle Prom Blog

I like the style idea of the bow at the front/side

If you’re looking to ramp up your style for Prom, Homecoming or another special party, why not add a headband? We’ve found headband styles of all different types—Kate Middleton style fascinators, vintage steampunk hair wraps plus a few cute headbands just for fun—and they’re all DIY! We’ve scattered tutorials in between the styles to boost your confidence and have listed the basic supplies you’ll need to create each look. Here’s to Prom headband creativity!

wouldn't this be neat to do with a vintage necklace? #hair #formal #headband

Calling All Kate Middleton Fans: Wear a Fascinator!

  • For this one, you’ll need: A small hat circle (ask your fabric store), a regular headband, a silk flower, a decorative sprig, and either paper ribbon or palm strips

Champagne Gold Fascinator - https://www.pippaandpearl.com/collections/fascinators/products/arianna-fascinator-champagne-gold

  • This one calls for: A headband, wide fabric ribbon for a bow and one fanciful feather sprig.

Jodi Gordon. In love with this hair upstyle

Add a Veil—that does not look like a bride!
Need a simple hairstyle for long hair...HELP!! (pic heavy) : wedding easy style long hair Pink Wedding Hair Style More Hair And My Head Band

1st Tutorial Break: Headband + Hot Glue + Flower = Fabulous!


  • Find the full tutorial here: Source

Here’s a different type of fascinator:

  • It uses an alligator clip, but you can use the same steps like the one above and attach everything to a piece of felt.

Kentucky Derby Fascinator Tutorial

Wearing a Bun? Add a Bow!

  • Just glue on your favorite bow—either pre-made or DIY

I like the style idea of the bow at the front/side

Check out this Pinterest search for loads of ideas and DIY tutorials including no-sew bows : https://www.pinterest.com/explore/make-hair-bows/?lp=true


  • You’ll need: 1 stretchy headband, a bit of veil if you wish, and a trip to your craft store’s vintage-look supply department.
  • Tip: You also might find a detailed brooch like this in a vintage shop or flea market so all you need is the headband!


Lovely Lacy Sparkle

  • You’ll need: Wedding netting, ribbon, one rhinestone strand and one brooch—or—a couple of inches of by-the-yard rhinestone edging.

wouldn't this be neat to do with a vintage necklace? #hair #formal #headband


  • All you need: A headband, a package of decorative feathers from the craft store, and a gentle craft glue.
  • How-to: Simply fan the feathers any way you like and glue them on.
  • Tip to make assembly even easier: Some craft and fabric stores have feather accents ready-made!

Cherise and Chocolate Feather Headband Fascinator Roaring

Chocolate And Black Feather Headband Fascinator Roaring

Asymmetrical Glamor

  • You’ll need: A headband, jewel, bead or sequin applique, silk flower, and a small decorative button.

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For this one, you’ll need: A headband, a fabric bow, and curly feathers.
Eva Mendes Compliments Her Updo With A Fascinator Hair Accessory At The Museum of Contemporary Art,2009

For Disney Fans:
These look more elaborate, but under each one, we’ve included the tutorial—they are nowhere near as complicated as they seem!

Crown yourself Prom Queen!

  • Cool idea: If you’re on the committee, make these to match your Prom theme colors and use them for the Court.

Cinderella Mickey Ears

Once you know how to DIY the wire—the sky’s the limit!


  • Get the wire ears tutorial here: Source
  • And here’s a video tutorial: Source

Solid Floral Minnie Ears

  • Fun idea: Make these to match your corsage. Just pick silk flowers like the ones your date will give you—or wear this instead of a corsage—or DIY a silk corsage to match the ears!

A beautiful bloom for our Minnie Mouse & Disney lovers! We wanted to give a ModerneChild twist to one of the most loved Disney characters! Will fit from sizes 2-8Y.

  • Click the link below the photo for a pictorial tutorial:


For more DIY Minnie ear headband variations, check out this Pinterest search: Source

No Assembly Required!

  • Just choose: One wide and two narrow glitzy elastic headbands and place them in a row.

Bridal Rhinestone Headband Bling Sparkle por SrtaSubiaOriginals, $55.00

Last but not Least…
Dance Party Sparkle: Disco Ball Headband!
Make one for yourself or get together with your BFFs and sport these glittery beauties when the dancing really gets going. Then keep it around because what could be more perfect for New Year’s Eve?!

  • You’ll need: A sturdy headband, super glue or hot glue, and small mirror balls.


  • Here’s the tutorial:


Too cute not to include:
Glamorous Reindeer Headband!
Over the Top Couture Christmas Woodland Inspired Reindeer Antlers Headband - Perfect Holiday or Pageant Photo Prop by LilBirdsCouture on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/255708350/over-the-top-couture-christmas-woodland

  • Easy How-to: Just use the same method as the wire ears above but shape the wire into an antler outline.

For more fun and creative Prom accessory ideas, check out these fantastic corsages: Sparkle Prom Blog

And our DIY hairstyle guides. Choose one to accommodate and complement your headband: Sparkle Prom Blog