DIY Feather Extension Headband Tutorial

How to Make a Feather Extension Headband
Feather extensions and earrings are all the rage right now {especially peacock feathers}.  Very bohemian, very awesome.  So rather than create earrings or a clip in extension, I thought about attaching the feathers to a subtle headband.  And this is what I got.   

DIY Feather Extension Headband

DIY Feather Headband


Feather extension headband
It seriously only took about 5 minutes to create.
Here’s how I did it:
How to make a feather extension headband
Blank headband
Clear thread
Hot glue gun
Two very small strips of fabric
Feathers of your choice
*I purchased my feathers at Joann’s and they were already finished on the ends with a clear thread loop. The brand is Touch of Nature.
First, take your clear thread and measure about four inches longer than you actually want your feathers to hang.  For example, I wanted my feathers to hang about 2.5 inches from the base of my headband–so I cut the thread at 6.5 inches.
Clear thread
Find the loop part on the end of your feather.
DIY Feather Headband
Tie your clear thread to the feather with a double knot. Repeat this same step with the second feather and the second peice of thread.
Tie double knot
See how the thread is basically invisible and it looks like the feather is suspended in mid-air.  This way it will blend in with your hair without any bulky strings or rope.
DIY Feather Headband
Take some fabric scrap and cut two strips about 1.5 inches long {no need to be exact here because you can always trim the excess later}.
Fabric feather extension headband
Now for the sorta tricky part. 
How to make a feather extension headband
1. Lay down your fabric scrap and place a drop of hot glue as shown in step one. Then the other end of your clear thread right in the drop of glue. Then lay the end of your headband in the glue on top of the clear thread.
2. Wrap the end of the fabric over the hot glue so that it holds in place.
3. Continue wrapping the fabric around the headband.
4. Put a drop of glue on the end of the fabric and secure in place. Trim any excess string.  *Repeat these steps with the other feather on the other side of the headband.
Feather extension headband
It should look something like this when you hold it up.
DIY Feather Headband
I love how it blends in with hair, almost like it was a feather extension.
Feather extension headband
My Mom just got a Brazillion Blow Out on her hair, so I made her model my headband on her blonde hair below:
How to make a feather extension headband
DIY Feather Headband
So that’s it.
Kinda neat, huh.
Happy Crafting!
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Ashley Stock
I'm Ashley. Sometimes I craft, occasionally I cook, everyday I write, and I'm always Momma. This is my blog. I keep it real while still seeing the rainbows and butterflies in all of life's lessons.
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  1. Nichelle @ Vintage Wanna Bee says:

    I LOVE THIS… Off to the craft store…

  2. I believe I just fell in love. Hahah No really. I love this! This just landed on my list!

  3. Um, brilliant. I need to make this.

  4. Mom2MemphisAndRuby says:

    Love this! And it seems easy enough for even ME to do!

  5. Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs says:

    Wow that is SO cool! I LOVE this! I have been curious about the whole feather hair extension thing… THIS is a cool idea! I definitely wanna make some for myself!! 🙂

  6. Arm Candy For You says:

    oh I love it!…………….I am totally trying this out:)
    thank you for posting it!

  7. lostinforks says:

    Can't wait to make this!! You're so smart and creative!

  8. Life In The Thrifty Lane says:

    Love it!!!!

  9. Kendall says:

    You're so creative! Love this idea!


  10. They look really cool, yet easy to make. Thanks for this tutorial.

  11. mama marchand says:

    VERY VERY cool. 🙂

  12. Audrey Crisp says:

    Amazing! So cute! Thanks for the tutorial!!

  13. saturated canary says:

    so pretty!!! what a great idea:) i'll have to give this a try!


  14. Sarah E. says:

    LOVE IT!!

  15. love it. i wonder if it would look okay in shorter hair?!

  16. Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea says:

    Very cool and creative. Is there anything you can't do?

  17. AllyceR says:

    Very cute. You are so creative! I am definitely trying this!

  18. Blessed Momma says:

    You' re a genius! So cute! Definitely making one 🙂

  19. I'm not a fan of the current "feather" trend. BUT, I like this!… A LOT. It is more unique than the typical neon feathers my friends have been getting…. ALSO, low maintenance and not as permanent!

  20. LOVE LOVE LOVE and it's SO you! I'll have to see if I can pull it off.

  21. This is such a great idea! My sister got the real feather extensions, and I really like them. I just don't think my job would appreciate them!

  22. The Cisneros Family! says:

    Okay, I just realized you're a Gone With the Wind fan from your guest post…….I have definitely read that book 3 times….WHEN you have your party, you wouldn't mind having a link up party as well would you? Complete with people wearing hoop skirts in their pictures?….You know….for people who would like to do that sort of thing…..Hahaha okay I'm a weirdo! That's awesome that you love that book so much!

  23. Amanda @ The Little Giggler says:

    LOVE IT!! Thanks for the tutorial.

  24. such a GREAT idea… I love it!
    it looks good on you (and your mama). This little craft my just inspire me to blow my hair straight :0)

  25. ilene @ muchloveilly says:

    that's super impressive!!! love this!!!

  26. ilene @ muchloveilly says:

    that's super impressive!!! love this!!!

  27. Lindsay says:

    Genius idea 🙂 Your momma has GORGEOUS hair! 🙂

  28. wildchild says:

    ooh i like it! thanks for making it so easy

  29. Posh House Originals says:

    Ok… so this is an amazing and simple idea to add some feathers in the hair without going to the salon! love it and of course they look adorable on you! I'll have to make one for my little girl to add some funk:)

  30. I love it! I think I'll give it a try!

    Kelli @

  31. Christina says:

    Super cute!

  32. Stephanie says:

    Very cute and awesome! I might try this, but I already know the hubs would laugh his head off if I wear it.

  33. Nicole ♥ says:

    lOVE THIS! I have been wanting them and now I can get them without the salon price and without them being permanent 🙂

  34. Amanda Lewis says:

    Ashley this is such a great idea! You are seriously so talented! xoxo

  35. Generation wYno says:

    SO cuuuuute! I'm addicted to your blog!

  36. Thank you for sharing your Life List. You've inspired me to create my 100 things to do in life.
    P.S. I love your blog!

  37. ana {bluebirdkisses} says:

    I love feathers!! so pretty 😀

  38. Ashley – you are genius!! Such a cute idea!! I have a feather extension, but, I will definitely be making myself one of these! I shared it on my website so my friends can enjoy too! (

  39. dana @ wonder forest says:

    love it! very creative
    xo dana

  40. those are so adorable!!!

  41. Misty Marie says:

    Love love love this headband, I can't wait to make my own!!! xo

  42. last night i made my fiance the taquios from the recipe you posted a while back (i crept your blog all day yesterday!). he loved them! i loved them too and i esp loved that they were soo easy to make. i added cheese before i rolled them up and they were gooey and delish!

  43. Daisy Girl's Art Studio says:

    Love it!! Super cute!! 🙂

  44. Lindsay @ Delighted Momma says:

    You are just the best!! I love how you share your creative tips/process and inspiration with other bloggers! Soo appreciated!! I am having a MAJOR slumpy blogger stage and this is exactly what I needed to hear.

  45. Tere y Zita says:

    Just lovely!! Itt´s such a great idea and so beautifull!!
    I am a spanish designer, I make all type of accesories and refashion clothes… I love all you posts and I am following you from several months ago…
    Keep on and very good luck!!
    kisses xxx

  46. I probably just spent way too much time on your blog. I just found it, and I think I'm your newest follower. You are so creative and I love the way you write! Not only do I feel so inspired by the picture you've painted of who you are and what you believe, but i am so glad for all your blog tips, they've really helped me.

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  48. {{{Kelly}}} XtOphY Design Studio says:

    i love this!!! what a cool idea! now i have the perfect gift idea for my girlfriend! 🙂

  49. Brianna says:

    This is SO genius! I've wanted to jump on the feather extension train, but I've held off because I knew I wouldn't want to have them every day. <3 Love it!

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