Is your Barbie getting married at the beach? Maybe high up on a mountain? Any Barbie doll can have a white dress and veil but your Barbie can have something even more special for her wedding day. Make a headpiece ring and she’ll be wearing the most beautiful hair accessories any bride could want!
It’s so simple to make a bridal headpiece when you start with an ordinary key ring. Choose one that sits nicely upon Barbie’s head but isn’t huge. There’s no particular style of key ring you need; just a plain, gold-tone or silver-tone, metal circle. The key ring will soon become a headpiece that’s perfect for a Barbie doll. But, if you insist the bride have a veil the hair accessories are still suitable for the bridesmaids and flower girl!
Hot glue works well to attach tiny flowers and other items to the key ring. For best results, lay the key ring on a flat surface and begin adding the chosen embellishments. As you do, make sure the sides of the ring, as well as the top, no longer show. Create a particular pattern by the way you arrange the flowers and/or greenery or just randomly attach the floral pieces.
There are other things you can add along with the flowers to create an even more elegant look. Tiny, satin bows, strands of bitty pearls, or even little, fake jewels can all be combined to create just the perfect look for your Barbie doll.
Another way to make the floral headpiece is to use a length of pliable wire. Position the first group of flowers on the ring, wrap the wire around it, then add the next bunch. Continue in this manner, adding more and more flowers, until you’ve covered the entire ring.
The flower headpieces don’t absolutely have to be just for Barbie dolls. Craft stores sell a variety of metal rings that can be used to create similar headpieces for larger dolls.
If you want to add a veil to the headpiece simply do so before attaching the flowers. Wrap the end of the lace piece over the ring but cover only a third of the ring. Now attach the embellishments to reach from one side of the lace, around the ring, and over to the opposite side.
The bridal headpiece is a beautiful alternative to the traditional veil. It’s perfect for an outside wedding or to doll up the bridesmaids. Since they’re so cheap and easy to make you’ll be able to spend more on the wedding decorations!