I have a super fun, super quick refashion project for ya today…a Neon Twisted Headwrap
Yep, you read that right. As seen in my What I Wore Wednesday post, I’m trying to embrace a little neon, even after saying I wouldn’t! (same thing happened with skinny jeans…) I think the best way to try out neon is in bits.
And it’s summer. Which means I’m not doing my hair – and it’s crazy when it’s not flattened. But why would I flatten it if I’m just going swimming. So I don’t. All summer. So it gets pulled up in a makeshift ponytail, a lot! I thought a fun way to add a hint of style and a hint of neon would be a headwrap – and I love it!
So, cut up an old tshirt.
Then, grab some fabric spray paint. I used this that was sent to me from FashionArtProjects.com – I love the super bright colors!!
Then I took my two strips of fabric and scrunched them up – the top one is pre-scrunch and bottom one is how it needs to be:
When they were scrunched I sprayed them – it was pretty easy to use – mine had a few drips, but I kind of liked that effect so I added more. Then I straightened them back out flat. Their should be areas without paint. Mine were pretty bright white, so I gave it another quick light coat of neon green. This whole process took about a minute or two – it was really fast.
Then I assembled it using my DIY Twisted Headband Tutorial – it’s really simple!
And that was it!! Here I am showing it off with my neon green lace cami peeking out – a fun but casual way to wear neon:
My kids are taking my pictures – here’s my “are you getting the headband in the picture” face:
But she did – – here’s a pretty good view:
I found the key to wearing a head wrap is to have it pretty high on your head – like forward on your forehead almost. And when you make it, take that into account – I actually made this one a little too small so it started to slip. Since it’s so wide of a headband, I also found it helpful to cover my ears a little – but then again, I know I have big ears….speaking of, maybe this craft is a throwback to the “styles” of my childhood:
And speaking of childhood, this picture is pretty funny – I didn’t even know they took it until I downloaded the pictures from my camera and it popped up on the computer – too funny:
Anyways, back on track….whip yourself up a Twisted Head Wrap – you can do it! and to make it extra fun, make it NEON!!
(I was provided the spray fabric paint from FashionArtProjects.com free of charge, but the opinions are all mine)
Cranberry Morning says
Cute headband. AND a priceless photo of the girls. They’ll love that when they’re in their teens. lol
Hilani Ellis says
How fun Mandy. I like…
Love it! It really does go so well with a cheeky peek of neon cami too – just enough brightness but not too overpowering so that we can still make out your lovely smile 🙂
Just Jaime says
Love that you reused old stuff and the color!
A Proverbs 31 Wife says
Using neon as an accent is awesome, no one wants to look like a sign, but little pops of color is really fun!
Heather Kinnaird says
I love that headband! what a fantastic idea
Hi! Ms. So I Married a Craft Blogger! Just following your Mr Sugar Bees instructions. He is too cute! Enjoy his blog so much and yours is nice also 🙂
What a great way to start embracing neon! I like a little neon, but I don’t think I’m ever going to wear skinny jeans…
Laura / The Shed blog, by Pet Scribbles says
Such a pretty headband! I love that even though it is neon, it is soft and muted in its intensity. Oh – and LOVE the pic of you as a child!