Tuesday, February 23

feelin' like an indian. owowowo


littledoe created these gorgeous feather pieces in april of last year, but i just recently stumbled upon the photos and have been waiting to craft something similar until the weather begins to warm up. and although it hasnt quite heated up yet, i had some spare time the other day, and decided to make one. besides, i'll probably never get around to it if i dont do it when im thinking about it..

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how to:
1)
get a thick ribbon band of your choice. you can either tie it in the back or attach elastic to the back so you can stretch it to place over your head (this is what i did)
2) elastic method: you can hotglue, but i recommend a sturdy sewing job to attach the elastic to the ribbon. the length of the ribbon depends upon the size of your head. i used somewhere between 13 to 15 inches of ribbon and 1.5 inches of elastic.
tying method: do step 3 first leaving enough space on the ends without feathers in order to tie it.
3) hotglue the feathers of your choice (these can alternate or be uniform in size) to the inside of the ribbon stopping at your bow or where the elastic begins.
4) then, hotglue a ribbon along the inside of the band so the feathers are sandwiched between. this ensures the hotglue wont pull your hair and the feathers won't come off.

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send me your results for a feature on the blog! enjoy!

images via littledoe, googleimages
(always)alanna

42 comments:

Anthea said...

Neat!

Tara said...

Those feather headpieces look cool! Perfect since feathers are very much in style right now. You did a great job DIYing yours as well! :)

B a la Moda said...

Hey girl, good job. I am going to tweet if you don´t mind. The only thing is: When would we wear this? People would definitely stare at us.
xoxo
B* a la Moda

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Amber said...

really cool made!!!
xoxo amber

Patricia Snook said...

Ooh fab! I might try out this DIY of yours in the summer while camping or something! That would be so much fun!

You've got a stunning world over here, I don't know why I didn't find it sooner?!

Anyway, I'll be back!

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xoxo

Style Bird said...

I love your feather headband..you did a beautiful job. xo ava

Rachel said...

Love these photos! Great tutorial!

Sherin said...

Great tutorial. Yours came out great! I really wish I could pull this off!

Äna said...

looks great! :)

IsabellePilon said...

love your headpiece! check out my post on native american fashion on my blog maybe ud find inspiration for your next creation :)

mademoiselle isabelle
http://isabellepilon.blogspot.com/2010/02/oh-canada.html

* Reena Rai * said...

To be honest, yours is so much nicer than the others! Its adorable

AH said...

they look amazing!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Well done! and so cute. Love your self-made fashion ideas!

Giovanna&Roberta said...

Hi girl!
I love all these photos! A pretty art work!

Josie said...

cool

AttemptingStyle said...

I have always loved that picture of erin wasson... this is perfect for me! i'll post pictures when I get around to making this (approx. 1-2 weeks, i'm lazy, and somehow always busy) and post a link.

miss velvet bow said...

very nice photos!

Eva Internazionale said...

Channeling Pocahontas! :D

Serg Riva said...

why not?

Benedicte said...

Nice job!

Healthy and Homemade said...

This is so creative yours came out beautifully!

Thanks for stopping by the blog, I'll definitely have to read through yours after seeing the feathers ^_^

Lea's Suitcase said...

CUTE! I styled a photoshoot last year using feather halo. Another way is if you put them under your layers of hair for a suttle look :)

ps, I miss your DIY posts

!Tb0n3! said...

That's such a cool tutorial! Although I'm not cool enough to wear this anywhere, I will remember it for Halloween this year if I decide to dress up!

Lexie said...

love it! makes me think of thanksgiving parties!

Kristin said...

Fabulous lady. That headdress is too fun!

Anna G said...

I must try this! I should try to wear this to see how people react.

bananas. said...

k...pretty sure you have to have a certain look to pull this off. YOU, lady, have it. you look cute. ME? i would look redonk, just sayin...

thx for stopping by the bananas blog. you're so sweet!

Paloma said...

pretty !! i love your blog !! visit me ;) !!

Sarah said...

Thank you!
Oh, that's so great!!!
Well done;)

tailorstitch said...

pretty cool, well done :)

xoxoKrysten said...

Oh my gosh that is so fun!

kerosene and lux said...

ah! so cute! nasty gal has one

PinkBow said...

oh wow, this is amazing, what a great diy!

Patty Ann said...

great job!!! i love your diy!!! and little doe is so cute!

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CHAMANDA said...

pretty job of feathers!

DON'T SWEAT IT said...

Love, love, love your feather headress. Bat For Lashes has some of the loveliest thing I've seen. Really want to make one for myself but I'm terribly lazy when it comes to DIY's.

Great blog as well!

Katherine said...

What a great DIY tutorial! Definitely will be trying!
Love your blog!

Katherine said...

What a great DIY tutorial! Definitely will be trying!
Love your blog!

Celine said...

Love the colors you chose for the headdress... it's super cute :)
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TatoOm said...

This one is by far one of the greatest DIY i've ever seen... i even gonna try to do it cos I love it!! And also love your blog!!
Visit mine whenever you have time!
Im going to put you on my dailyblogroll!

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