Add some colorful roses and some mini horses to a headband for an alternative to a big hat for the Kentucky Derby (or Cinco de Mayo) with this fun and festive DIY Kentucky Derby Headband!
This was supposed to be finished before the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, however, things didn’t quite work out. So I decided to make it into a cross over Kentucky Derby/Cinco De Mayo Headband. Both involve beautiful flowers, not really sure if the horses crossover but you get the picture.
TOOLS & MATERIALS:
- Plastic horses
- Faux roses
- 1.5 inch satin ribbon
- Hot glue
- Gold paint
Fold one end of your ribbon over the end of your headband and secure with hot glue.
Measure your ribbon to go all the way around your headband with enough to fold over, cut.
Measure a second length of ribbon for the inside of your headband and cut.
Add small amounts of glue to the headband to keep your ribbon from sliding.
Fold the end of your ribbon over and secure with glue.
The inside of your headband.
Fold about a half inch over on your ribbon and glue.
Then glue it to the inside of your headband right on the edge.
Add glue all along the inside of the headband and press the ribbon into it.
When you get to the end fold the end of your ribbon over and secure it to the end of the headband.
Then fold the sides of your ribbon over in thirds to make the ends smaller.
Paint your horses.
You can also use spray paint if you prefer.
You may need to paint a couple coats.
Cut your roses off your bunch leaving a little bit of stem.
Glue your roses to the top of your headband.
Glue your horses in between your roses.
This project could be altered for many events or holidays. It could also be a great start for an alternative Easter bonnet too!
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!
Remember you can always bookmark it or Pin it for later!