DIY BOHO-GLAM RAFFIA HAIR CROWN 🌾👑
Happy Monday! It’s rainy here in NYC but you know I forever have sun, cocktails and all things tropical on the brain.
Right before my my trip to Panama, I came across this pretty fringed dress and just had to have it. I was craving neutrals at the time so when I locked eyes I knew it would be mine. No ands, ifs, buts or maybes! The style reminded me so much of the 70s and the fringe detail was reminiscent of macrame and beaded curtains we had growing up. I’m pretty-sure they were present here in the US but back in Guyana those curtains were a big thing when I was growing up and almost every home had one.
After picking up the dress, I knew I wanted to go boho-glam with the styling while keeping the look mostly neutral and coincidentally my entire look went perfectly with the gorgeous decor of this restaurant we visited for brunch while on vacation. You can read more that restaurant in my Panama travel diary here but for now let’s jump back into the outfit.
I styled the dress with a pair of African wax print slides, vintage raffia circle purse (thrifted from Retrospect Vintage in PA), vintage woven raffia bangle, Mom’s vintage mini brass purse as a necklace and this raffia hair crown. I actually shared a peek of this look on my IG account and so many of you inquired about my hair accessory. I mentioned I’d share details soon but with all things life-related I got delayed, but have no fear, today is the day! Now without further delay, let’s jump right into the tutorial
While looking for a new raffia headband I came across these beautiful Gigi Buris ones and fell in love. I saw quite a few different styles but was smitten by the organic look and feel of these. They were the main inspiration behind my DIY and if you’re not quite a DIY gal, you can def buy one here or here.
Begin by laying your raffia trim flat and placing your headband on top as pictured above.
Wrap the first piece of the trim around the base of the bando/headband with sprangs facing upward. Secure the edge with glue gun or fabric glue onto the base. If using fabric glue the process will take a bit longer but will definitely work. I’m just a glue-gun loving gal!
Now this step was a little difficult to photograph but essentially you will wrap your trim around the headband at a slight angle and secure with glue along the way until you get to the other end. I originally did it this way because I was pressed for time while making but below is an alternative that works just as well, if not better in my opinion.
As an alternative to wrapping the entire string of trim & glueing to your headband you can definitely cut individual pieces of trim (enough to go around the perimeter of the base and cover the entire headband as well), stack and glue them onto the headband as pictured. This way may be easier and help you not to trap any of the raffia fringe sprangs under each other.
Keep wrapping or glueing individual pieces in place until your headband looks like the image above.
Now put on your boho-glam crown and wow everyone! If you utilize this DIY drop me a note right here on my blog or send me via social media. I’d love to see what you do!
p.s. Be sure to keep up with my IG stories for sneak peeks on all the DIY projects coming your way!