My favorite type of accessories are the ones that instantly expand the choices already existing in my closet: A statement belt, a removable collar, and hat bands to name just a couple of. The last of those 3 simply happens to be a ridiculously basic DIY that you can whip up in mere minutes.

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These bands are such basic accessories, yet slip one over your favorite hat and also your look have the right to go from western-inspired to rustic in a flash. Today I’m sharing exactly how to make 3 various variations, but the possibilities are endmuch less. Take a trip to your local craft save and also check out what inspires you – these only take around 15 minutes to make, so it’s easy to create an interchangeable collection!

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Concho Band

Materials:

Leather scraps

Concho beads (I uncovered these at the craft store and offered wire snips to reduced off the rings)

Hot glue gun

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Measure the circumference of your hat and reduced a sexpedition of leather about 2 inches longer. Overlap the ends and, making use of the hot glue gun, fasten them together so they overlap. I liked how the leather looked with one end slightly larger, however feel cost-free to play approximately through your design.

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Next, decide on the placement of your concho beads and use the warm glue gun to afsolve them to the leather band also. Allow the glue to dry before slipping the band over your hat.

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Lead image: Pattern Fur Trim Coat, Moderno Wide Brim Hat.

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Feather Band

Materials:

Feathers

1/2″ wide ribbon

Hot glue gun

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Measure the circumference of your hat and reduced a item of ribbon that is 12-inches much longer. At the center of the length of ribbon, usage the warm glue gun to afdeal with feathers alengthy the entire length, preventing 6-inches prior to either finish.

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Fill in any kind of gaps through added feathers. Put your hat on and also tie the band around the circumference, knotting the ends of the ribbon in a bow at the ago.

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Get the look: Topped in Fur Peacoat, Wardell Distressed Felt Hat.

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Braided Band

Materials:

3 equal lengths of leather cord

1 5-inch length of leather cord

Hot glue gun

Metal clip

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Measure the circumference of your hat and reduced three lengths of leather cord around 8-inches longer. Clip the ends with the steel clip, and loosely brhelp the leather cord together.

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When you reach the end, fit the braided cord approximately your hat to make sure it’s long enough to slightly overlap, trimming the ends if important. Rerelocate the brhelp from the hat and with the ends slightly overlapped, wrap them tightly in addition to the 5-inch leather scrap, gluing it in area. Allow the glue to dry prior to wearing.

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Get the look: Long and Lean Wool Overcoat, Matador Hat.

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