Some of the materials used in the example are not burning man friendly, namely the glitter accented pieces in the bouquet. Please respect the playa and utilize materials in your headdress that are acceptable per bm regulation.
Securing the pieces if you headdress with e6000 instead of hot glue is more time intensive but more secure on playa. You can also use hit glue make initial placement since it dries fast, then encase and reinforce with adequate e6000.
- Lace ribbon
- Broad ribbon, long enough to tie around your head as a headband.
- E6000 glue
- Feathers (secured per bm regulations)
- Old earrings
- Rhinestones / crystals / glass beads
- Faux flowers
- Sewing needles / thread
- hot glue
Depending on how you want to fasten you headdress, you can attach it to a headband, or you can tie it back at the nape of your neck like a head tie. You can also choose to pin it in place with bobby pins and clips. Choose how you want to fasten the finished headpiece before you construct so you can take those extra steps into account.
First you take your arrangements of feathers, earrings, gems, plastic faux flowers and plants, make two bouquets of them for either side of your headdress. They can be symmetrical or asymmetrical. For this I've chosen asymmetrical.
Tie the flowers, feathers, twigs etc together at their base. Then gently dab a big gob of e6000 where they touch and over the string. ( dental floss is pretty good because it grips the items, and also it's wax melts into the glue nice.) e6000 should be handled with care. You want one left and one right sided bouquets for the side panels.
Once your bouquets have dried, go ahead and put more e6000 over the end of the base, you want it to get every nook and cranny. Place it to dry not resting on a surface, place the bouquets weight on a platform so the gluey end hangs of and dries from all sides.
Sew several layers of lace together to create a elegant strip.