indoor_8DIY Studded Headbandindoor_1 DIY Studded Headbandheadband DIY Studded HeadbandTHE LOOK: Tory Burch White Button-Down / Romy & Ray Black Infinity Scarf / D.I.Y. Studded Headband (Tutorial Here) / Paige Black Skinny Jeans / Earthling Bone Cuff Bracelet

I have always loved creating my own accessories–from bracelets and necklaces to rings and headbands.  I enjoy finding pieces I feel I must have from my favorite department stores like Nordstrom or Barney’s–but instead of buying them, I challenge myself to create my own version for a lot less money.

A few weeks back, I posted a photo tutorial about how to create your own studded headband using elastic, studs, a hair tie and scissors. The piece was inspired by this Valentino headband that costs $245.00.  My version costs about five dollars to make and took only 15 minutes of my time.  Since my outfit today is full of neutrals, I decided my D.I.Y. headband was the perfect accessory to tie my look together.  I paired it with a comfy black infinity scarf.  Click the above ‘tutorial’ link to find out how to make your own.