Downton Abbey {Inspired} Headband

If you are having Downton Abbey withdrawals raise your hand. I totally am. Even though the season ended tragically, I still can’t wait. I love the clothes, the characters that are still left and of course the DRAMA. I have always dreamed of being a princess or Elizabeth Bennett in Pride & Prejudice. Wouldn’t it be fabulous to get dressed in something marvelous for dinner? I love it and am all wrapped up in it.

In the last three seasons I have noticed very dramatic head pieces. Ever since I’ve seen them, I’ve wanted to create my own. I probably wear a headband 90% of the time. I have long hair and love that they keep it out of my face and add a little personality to my hair. So naturally I need to create a Downton Abbey Inspired Headband.

Here is my Downton Abbey Inspired Headband plus tutorial.

Downton Abbey Inspired Headband at 7

Let’s take a quick look at some of the divine Downton Abbey Inspiring Headbands.

Lady Mary. Love her. Isn’t this piece gorgeous?












Oh Edith. We have had a rough relationship (since I like Mary soo much) but she did look stunning at her wedding. I was soo sad that she was left at the alter.


This one on Lavinia is striking. 


 And the lovely Sybil. All these head pieces are so fun and bring such life to the characters.










So let’s make a Downton Abbey (Inspired} Headband.

You will need:

  • felt
  • beads, broaches, jewels, pearls, etc. I used four large beads from Michael’s.
  • headband
  • hot glue gun & glue

Downton Abbey Inspired Headband at Start by placing your beads how you would like them designed on the headband. I just wanted to use these four dramatic beads in a row. After they are arranged trace the beads on the felt with a marker.

Downton Abbey Inspired Headband at 2 Cut out two of the same sized felt that the beads will be glued to. Glue the beads to one piece of felt.

Downton Abbey Inspired Headband at 3

Downton Abbey Inspired Headband at 4

Glue the second piece of felt to the head band where you would like the beads to be placed. I put mine off center because I like them a little to one side.

Downton Abbey Inspired Headband at 5Put glue all over the felt that is glued to the headband and carefully line up the piece of felt with the jeweled beads on it and glue it to the headband.

Downton Abbey Inspired Headband at 6

Let it dry and then wear it with a fun updo, or with hair down. Either way you are bound to make a Downton Abbey statement.

Downton Abbey Inspired Headband at 8

If only I had Anna around to pull my hair up into a beautiful ’20’s up do. 

Downton Abbey Inspired Headband at 9

There are so many bead/jewel choices that could work for a Downton Abbey {Inspired} Headband. I had a hard time deciding while I was at Michael’s. I might have to go back for some more.

Downton Abbey Inspired Headband at 10 Pardon the confused look on my face. It was just a little bright I guess.

Downton Abbey Inspired Headband at 11

I am dying to know, are you going to watch Season Four of Downton Abbey?!?!?

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  1. Couldn’t get any cuter! I love this and it looks fabulous on you! This is for real on my to do list now! You rock… again 🙂

  2. I love Downton Abbey and I love this headband!! It looks fabulous on you! I think I need to make something similar : ).