When I saw the Jie Lie headphones in Teen Vogue last year, I totally fell in love with them.
Unfortunately, they only retail in America and come in at a couture-worthy cost.
With this in mind, I decided to create my own. I grabbed the glue and some toys and started decorating my old-school head-gear.
Enjoy my easy step-by-step guide to embellished headphones… it’s the perfect project for an Easter afternoon.
A pair of headphones
Fabric glue (Bostik All Purpose glue)
Needle and thread
Ribbon (any colour)
Bag of mixed gems
Selection of small toys
Any decorative items/ hair adornments.
1)I began by covering up any unwanted writing or symbols on our headphones by using two large artificial flowers and attached them using elastic to both ear pieces.
2) Using some ribbon, I bridged the cut-outs sections and secured with some stitches using a needle and thread.
Top Tip: If you’re doing this at home and your headphones do have any cut-out sections just apply some ribbon to add colour.
3) Adding some Bostik fabric glue, I then applied an embroidered iron-on patch to both ears.
Top Tip: When sticking onto delicate materials, like ribbon, always use Bostik or fabric glue for maximum hold. Only use superglue for harder materials like plastic or wood.
4) Moving onto the headband, I added some hair adornments including bows and glittery hair clips.
5) To add a hint of glitz and glam, I carefully embellished the rim around the ear cuff with a selection of colourful gems, and then repeated this on the other side.
6) Using toys found in Kinder Surprises and charity shops, I began gluing them to the headband using superglue. To fill the rest of the headband I glued our ‘Peace’ iron-on patch using Bostick glue.
Top Tip: Raid your younger sister or brother’s toy box for small toys to adorn with
7) To finish, I added some more gems for sparkle with a pink bow and pearls to give it the final touch.