Shine bright and go for the gold with this DIY butterfly Snapchat filter headband! I was initially inspired to make this after seeing images of models from the Desigual fashion show during New York Fashion Week. Snapchat filters come to life looked fun, so I wanted to recreate my favorite look!
Of course, this isn't meant to look EXACTLY like the filter. I thought it would be more fun to interpret it my own way! My golden rule for creating anything is as long as you can nail the original concept, you should be free to put your own creative twist on things. (And to be honest, I've learned it usually turns out better when you go with your gut instead of trying to copy something perfectly). Here's some quick directions on how to make your very own shimmering hair flair:
DIY Golden Butterfly Snapchat Filter
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
gold glitter adhesive paper (optional)
scissors and/or X-ACTO knife with cutting board
hot glue gun
1. trace or draw different sized butterflies on back of gold cardstock. cut out each butterfly using scissors or X-ACTO knife.
2. (optional) apply gold glitter adhesive paper to the back of each butterfly and cut off excess paper.
3. fold butterfly wings upwards on either side of butterfly body.
4. apply glue to the body of the butterfly. glue individual butterflies to headband at different angles.
5. let dry.
Keep reading for more detailed instructions!
Supplies! I chose different pieces of gold cardstock to give my headband some variety. Each of these sheets of cardstock moved and shined in its own way, and I thought it would add some depth and variety to the final piece. I chose this headband because it was comfy and matched my hair color. The gold bejeweled stickers are optional in case you want to add a little shimmer and shine to your hair when you're all done. I was so happy with the finished product I ended up not using them in the end!
Start by tracing or drawing butterflies on the backs of the gold cardstock paper. I freehanded these butterflies with a pencil, then cut them out with scissors and an X-ACTO knife. An X-ACTO knife is a great tool if you're planning on getting the edges perfectly right or going in for more detailed cuts. The butterflies with the insides of the wings cut out were made with the help of an X-ACTO knife.
If you don't want the white backside of the cardstock to show on your finished headband, apply some gold glitter adhesive paper to the back of each butterfly once you're done cutting out their shapes.
Next, fold the wings up on either side of each butterfly body. Using a hot glue gun, apply glue to the bodies of the butterflies and then apply them to the headband. In order to be sure how each individual butterfly would look on the finished product, I tried on the headband in between applying each butterfly.
Place the butterflies at different angles on the headband. This gives more depth and really helps bring the butterflies to life.
You can also glue butterflies on the back of other butterflies depending how they're placed.
Once you've finished applying the butterflies, let the glue dry. And that's it! You're done! Here is the finished headband from the front...
...and the back! (See how nice that gold glitter adhesive paper looks?)
When it's all said and done, there's nothing else to do but pop on that headband and admire your finished product. You're gold, baby, solid gold! Now get out there, spread your wings, and have fun being the flyest of them all.