June 4, 2013

Movie Magic: Oz the Great & Powerful Inspired Headbands ~ Glinda & Evanora

Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post.  However, all ideas and opinions are genuine and my own.  I hope you will enjoy my original craft project.

My family enjoyed Disney's
when we saw it in the theater back in March.
We were enchanted by the vividly beautiful sets and costumes
that made the magical land of Oz come alive before our eyes.

It was a treat to revisit the magic of Oz this past weekend
with an advanced copy of the
During our second "adventure" in the land of Oz,
we picked up on more details and made some new
connections between the world of Oscar "Oz" Diggs in
Kansas and the amazing world of Oz.

After the movie, I sat down with my daughter and her friend to make some fanciful headbands based on two of the film's most powerful female characters:  Glinda and Evanora.

Rather than full headpieces or crowns, we scaled back our accessories to be more tween friendly.  Here's what the girls and I came up with:


For Glinda, we chose a simple white headband.  To mimic the corrugated look of her crown we looked to the pantry where we found gold cupcake liners.  We picked up an opalescent cabachon from the craft store for Glinda's signature stone.

For Evanora, we used a black headband accented with black feathers.  Try as we might, we couldn't locate any feathers with an emerald sheen, so we brought Evanora's signature stone into the headpiece.

The headbands took less than 15 minutes to put together, and it was a fun way to make some magic of our own after "visiting" Oz!  

If you're planning an Oz themed party, or will be enjoying it with some girlfriends or the family, you can make some headbands in advance, or set out a table of supplies for after the film.  Here's what to do:

Oz the Great and Powerful
Glinda-inspired Headband Tutorial

  •  White, silver or gold headband
  • 2 pieces of felt (2.75" x 1")
  • 1 piece of tulle (10" x 2.5")
  • 1 Large gold foil muffin/cupcake liner
  • 1 small gold foil muffin/cupcake liner
  • 1 opalescent jewel or cabochon
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors 

Step 1:  Cut petals from the large cupcake liner.  Our top piece was 9 ridges wide.  Our middle two pieces were 5 ridges wide.  The final piece was 7 ridges wide.  From the small muffin cup, we cut a piece with three peaks (see picture below).

Step 2: Glue one piece of felt to the underside of the headband (approximately 2" up from the bottom of one side).  Glue second piece of felt on top, sandwiching the headband in between.  Run a small bead of glue along the bottom edge of the felt.  Attach one end of the tulle to the glue.  Run a small line of glue down the center of the felt pad.  Ruffle the remaining tulle in place along the glue.

Step 3:  Glue the petals in place as pictured below.  The last step is to glue the stone in place.  Headband is ready to wear.

Oz the Great and Powerful
Evanora-inspired Headband Tutorial

  •  Black headband
  • 2 pieces of felt (2" x 2")
  • 1 bunch of black feathers (we used an inexpensive boa from the craft store)
  • 1 gold filigree bezel or frame
  • 1 green jewel or cabochon
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors 
  • Optional:  E6000 for attaching the findings

Step 1:  Glue one piece of the felt to the underside of the headband (approximately 2" up from the bottom of one side).  Glue second piece of felt on top, sandwiching the headband in between. 

Step 2:  You can glue the feather on the top felt piece before before or after.  

Once the feathers are in place, look for gaps.  Fill in so that the plume has a full and even shape.    

Step 3: Glue the filigree piece in place at the base of the feathers.  We found that the hot glue tended to squeeze through and dry white.  Use a jewelry glue like E6000 if you'd prefer a cleaner look.  To finish the piece, glue the emerald jewel in place.

I hope you'll feel inspired to take your own magical journey in the land of OZ! You can find more information on the Blu-Ray Combo Pack Release release HERE.  

You can keep up with Disney's Oz the Great And Powerful on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

For more ideas on how to bring the Oz magic home, check out these creative ideas from my fellow bloggers:


  1. I LOVE these - especially the Evanora one. Great job.

  2. I adore these! They turned out lovely!

  3. These are both really fabulous. I love how you adapted them for tweens-teens to wear. Also, i love the pic of the two girls facing off! :) Great job.

  4. These are stunning. I could see them being worn as prom accessories -- great job!

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  6. These are GORGEOUS, Jenn!!! What a wonderful interpretation of the pieces in the movie!

  7. The Evadora headband is my favorite. It is part headband part fascinator.

  8. So clever! What a magical idea. I haven't seen the movie yet... now I REALLY want to!



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