Now that my hair is short I don't have a lot of options for mixing it up a little. (It's so fine I can't even get a clip to stay in!)
So since headbands are my only real option, I set about making myself some.
I started with two different types of headbands, purchased at Hobby Lobby:
Probably the easiest method.
The little knobs pop off the end of the headband, kind of like earring backs, then you can string beads on, and replace the end. I used gold beads from an old cheap necklace.
attach a vintage brooch
Break the pin back off of the brooch, file down rough edges if needed. **Be sure your brooch is relatively flat and not too heavy** Sandwich headband between the brooch and a small piece of felt, adhering with E6000.
The hardest part is holding it all in place while the glue dries. I had to get creative.
use wire and wrap beads onto headband
or hold a piece of chain (my chain was an old necklace again) and a piece of wire together and wrap around headband, using the wire to help secure the chain in place
Easy and inexpensive!