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!\
- 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)
- A small brush
- A blank headband (I picked up a set of 3 at target for about $3)
- 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!