DIY Friday: Transforming Pacman Headband

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One of my first loves was video games so I was looking for something to make that would be fun and 8-bit. Pacman seemed like the perfect game to base something off of, and I came up with a great idea for an easy craft. The great thing about this headband is that you can switch it around depending on your mood!\

Supplies needed:

  • Felt in various colors
  • Matching rhinestones (you can find loose ones at a craft store or on etsy)
  • Jewel glue (I’m using Jewel-it which I picked up at Michaels)
  • Scissors
  • A small brush
  • A blank headband (I picked up a set of 3 at target for about $3)
  • E6000
  • Snaps (the ones I used are the sew on kind, but worked fine for this project)

The first thing I did was create some paper templates to trace onto my felt. For Pacman, I traced the bottom of my glue bottle and then cut out a triangle for the mouth. I traced another circle for the ghost and then free handed half the shape so I could fold it in half and have a full ghost when it was cut out.

After that I traced the templates onto the felt and cut out all the pieces.

For the next part, I decided a cleaner way to glue the rhinestones onto the felt would be to add some glue and then brush it out. I then gently moved the rhinestone into position. This part is by far the most tedious, but I finished all of them within a few hours.

After each piece had dried, I used the E6000 to attach the snaps to the head band and to the back of each piece. Make sure you let these dry fully, otherwise you’ll risk accidentally tearing a snap off.

After that, you’re done and ready to sport your new headband!

What do you think? Are there other designs that you think would make a great headband? What are your favorite video games? If anyone gives this a try, please post pictures on our Facebook page!

2 comments on “DIY Friday: Transforming Pacman Headband

  1. […] outfit is definitely all about the accessories. The headband is from this DIY Friday post. I love it because you can easily change it around depending on your mood or outfit. It also says 8 […]

  2. […] Set to Stunning has a great DIY tutorial on how to make this amazing headband! […]

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