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How to make a glowing flower headband

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My mom used to do a lot of floral arrangement stuff and she had these cool LED powered fiber-optic lights that were for corsages and stuff.  I found them and I was inspired to make this headband.  At first glance, it just looks like a white satin headband with fake blue hydrangeas, but turn off the lights and it turns into something magical!
 
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Step 1: Gather materials

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For this project you will need:

-headband
-glue gun and glue
-MagicLite LED powered fiber-optic light.  You can also make this pretty easily, I just happened to have one and saved some time.
-Floral tape that matches your headband
-Fake flowers.  I used hydrangeas because it was easier to hide the base of the light with them.

Step 2: Design your headband

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I spent a few minutes figuring out how you want to arrange your flowers around the fiber-optic cables.  I wanted to kind of spread the fiber-optic fibers throughout the flowers, which was a little tough because they were all pointing the same direction.
Angelica743 years ago
can you yous a reaguler light
yeah, you can do pretty much anything with LEDs. I have another instructable that I use just an LED without the fiber-optics.
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Color-changing-LED-flower-headband/
jellyuyan3 years ago
i think it would be nice to wear it at night.
yeah, it's awesome!
corhen3 years ago
a couple quick things, very pretty, wouldnt mind seeing a night photo...

also, if broke open one of these, and used the flowers, flowers that light up themselves

http://www.starmagic.com/Fiber-Optic-Flower.html
I do have a picture of it in the dark, unfortunately, it is at my house in California and I am at school in Massachusetts right now, but I'll try to get some more picture soon.

Those flowers are super pretty and I bet with a little bit of fooling around with them that they would work!
it's very nice :)
thanks!
grooooovy3 years ago
There's an instructables group I thought you might be interested in joining, it's plainly entitled, "Fashion".
thanks! I'll check it out!
Jorsher3 years ago
So purdy!
SHIFT!3 years ago
Oooh very beatiful! Hmmmm, now if I could be rearranged as a men's jacket lapel, I could wear it at my next Winter Formal.
It could be done easily, just use a pin base instead of a headband! Send me a picture :)