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DIY Top Knot Headband

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

DIY Top-Knot Pearl Headband

I repurposed cloth napkins from my wedding to craft my own hair accessory!

My go-to strategy for styling an outfit with ease is by sprinkling accessories into each look. Accessories can provide limitless opportunities and the ability to experiment with your personal style without breaking the bank. The stylish accessories that are filling up in online boutique shops right now have me swooning. Barrettes, scrunchies, headbands, statement earrings, rattan crossbody bags- I LOVE THEM ALL! So much so, that I decided to make my own.

Top-knot headbands are my go-to for elevating an outfit or style a head full of dry shampoo.

I started to research options on how to accomplish this was inspired by this YouTube Tutorial. I didn’t have any pleated fabric on hand, but you know what I did have? Napkins. 150 napkins to be exact. I’ve been saving the blush pink cloth napkins from my wedding for future projects and I finally found a home for one of them! 1 down, 149 to go.


  • Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac

  • Blush Pink Fabric Napkin – 20″ x 20″

  • Satin Plastic Headband – 1″ in width

  • Pearl Stick Gems

  • Scissors


  1. Use scissors to trim napkin size to 6″ in height and 20″ in width.

  2. Apply Fabri-Tac along the 20″ napkin edge.

  3. Fold over the napkin in half vertically; napkin should now be 3″ in height and 20″ wide.

  4. Tie the napkin in a knot; the knot should be in the center leaving even pieces on both ends.

  5. Pull headband through the bottom of the knot.

  6. Starting at the bottom, fold and attach the fabric edges to the base of the headband and use Fabri-Tac to secure.

  7. Form small dots of Fabri-Tac to the fabric headband and place pearl stickers on glue dots to attach pearl stickers to the headband.

Note: When attaching pearl stickers to headband, form dots of glue slightly larger than the pearls.

This project is a paid partnership with Beacon Adhesives. Enjoy 15% off Fabri-Tac using code CAROLINEBELL15 at checkout at Exclusions apply.


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