August 28, 2013

Darby Smart Editor: DIY Headbands

About a month ago I was contacted by Nicole, the lovely CEO and founder of Darby Smart to become a Darby Smart Editor. If you don't know what Darby Smart is, you need to check it out. 

Darby Smart is an website that helps launch designers by creating DIY kits based on the latest fashion and designer trends. 

When you sign up to become a designer, you are able to purchase DIY kits. They have everything from bracelets to clutches to planter pots. It's insanely cool because they send you everything you need to create the product in one neat little kit.





Nicole sent me a complementary kit to create my own DIY craft; I've had it for a little while but wanted to get settled in at school before I tackled it. 

The kit I received was DIY headbands; in the kit there was three silver headbands, three different color thread, and some gorgeous accent pieces to add to the finished headband.

This was absolutely perfect for me because I love wearing headbands and channeling my inner Blair Waldorf. 



Before and after the VMAs on Sunday, I tackled this project; it seemed difficult at first and I couldn't imagine completing it but once I started, I got the hang of it and I am so thrilled with the outcome. 

Darby includes directions with all the kits and they are all relatively simple and easy to understand.

First I chose my thread (pink of course) and decided to pair it with the string of pearl accents that Darby included in the kit. I placed a dab of superglue (also included) on one end of the metal headband and then placed one end of the pink thread on the glue.



After, I begun to wrap the thread all the way along the headband till I reached the other side where I then finished with another dab of superglue. That took a while and it was tedious but I watched Law and Order SVU whilst doing so, so it went by quickly.

After, I was confused to how I would get the pearls on the headband but after carefully re-reading the directions, I figured it out. All you had to do was hold the pearls on top of the threaded headband in place and then continue to wrap the pink thread through the pearls No glue needed; just go through the spaces of the pearls. Very simple.





At the end, I have an adorable skinny, pink and pearl headband. This is something I would definitely buy so the fact that I was able to make it myself was incredible. 

I really loved doing this DIY project provided by Darby Smart and I'm looking forward to doing more projects similar to this!


2 comments:

  1. OMG what a pretty idea, its easy to make. This is my first time to this site but my friend has told me about your work and you are very very good!
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    1. Wow thank you so much! That means the world to me. I hope you enjoy all my posts and stick around! And yes, this was super easy and fun to make, I'm obsessed :)

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