DIY beaded headband, awesome craft project to do at home

It took me a little while to complete this project, but I’m so pleased with the outcome, the other day I wore it in an updo and I got so many compliments about it! It’s so fun and summery and you can change the beads to really make it your own, even change the pattern and go wild! Originally I had designed it to have two bands on the top, but while I was beading I realised how cute it looked with a little detail on the top. I must pre-warn you that some designs can look like a thong or a g-string on your head so beware of that when making your own!


How to make the DIY beaded headband

DIY beaded hairband you will need and sliding the bead onto the nylon wire

1. You will need : Beads of your choice, (I chose big, medium, small (but not too small cause that’s a time killer!), crimping beads, elastic, nylon wire, cutters and crimping pliers.

2. Prepare the horizontal lines. My head is 56cm in diameter so I made mine at the length of 50cm plus some extra cm to be sure to be sure. I then beaded the elastic with the small beads at a length of 12cm. You can see the pattern I used in the photo below.


DIY beaded hairband steps bead pattern and tieing elastic, craft project

3. Tie the elastic shut.


how to make a beaded hairband step by step 5 and 6 crimping and beading

4. Using the crimping beads and crimping pliers attach the lines of beads on to the elastic band. This YouTube tutorial is a great explanation of using crimping beads.

5. Now onto the top line. Work out the right length needed for the nylon wire, you need the length of the top of your head, a little extra incase and 5 cm extra for the front detail. Loop over the nylon wire onto the middle of the bottom horizontal line and attach with a crimping bead. This means you will have a long piece of wire, and a short piece of about 5cm long. Slide the small beads onto both wires, for about 1 cm, jump the middle horizontal line of beads, slide again 1cm of small beads onto the wires.


steps 7& 8 for the DIY beaded harband craft project

6. Secure the two wires at the top of the detail with a crimping bead. Cut off any extra nylon wire so you are again left with one wire on each side.

7. After about 3cm, join the two wires together hooking the beads onto both wires. At the end of the line, hook the line of beads onto the elastic, as in step 4. Optionally, you can secure any joints with super glue, or jewelry glue.

Top and bottom photo : Kevin

And voilà! That’s it. It’s fairly easy! If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments below!

final photo DIY beaded hairband

Take care and have a great weekend,



  • Niki DeGoey

    This is gorgeous!! I definitely have to give it a try :)

  • http://Fashioneiric.Blogspot.Com/ Coline

    Wow j’adore :)

    et tu es superbe sur la dernière photo!

    Coline ♡

  • The addict of shoes

    Super ce DIY ! Ca rend très bien sur toi :)

  • Candice Tinevez

    Il est vraiment superbe !

    J’en ai un aussi mais que j’ai acheté, mais comment as tu fais pour le porter avec un chignon (je ne vois pas comment c’est possible avec le truc qui passe sur la raie du milieu) ?

    A bientôt !

  • Oriane

    Il est superbe et te va à ravir !
    Merci pour ce DIY, j’ai très envie de l’essayer.

  • Skyforged Jewelry

    Il faut que j’essaie !

  • Clémentine

    Wouah, ça a vraiment un côté “oriental” je trouve mais sans faire too much c’est superbe :p

  • my little blabla

    magnifique, ça me donne des idées tout ça :)

  • ManonB

    Joli DIY, j’aime bien les couleurs et les perles que tu as utilisées, alterner une grosse et une petite perle ça fait vraiment beau. J’adore ta blouse aussi ;)

  • Clara R.C

    Canon =D
    Je suis toujours impressionnée des filles comme toi qui savent faire plein de choses de leurs 10 doigts, ça me donne envie de me lancer aussi!

  • Alix U

    Super simpa ton topo, merci pour le tuyau Elle :)


  • Aurélie Daynie

    Très sympa ce tuto, le résultat une fois le headband porté est superbe !

  • Olivia

    Looks really pretty!! I have some spare beads at home, will try something similar

    Olivia xxx

  • Celina

    This is so pretty! The colours of the beads go together so well. xx

    Celina | The Celution