Over a year ago, I distinctly remember Susie Bubble wearing a headband with a bird on it. At the time I thought it was the best idea ever, but the headband in question was either too expensive or not available in the US (something that made me not buy it), and the crow was real-crow sized, which I didn't think I could pull off.
I had been thinking about it again lately, so I bought lots of plain headbands and barrettes and headed to Michaels to find a few appropriate fake birds (and went a little overboard):
I got a number of things with which to make other headbands (those eyeballs will be fun for Halloween!) as well as a blue jay, blackbird, dove, and a little pink bird along with a bird's nest and a pack of plastic eggs.
This was a very simple project. First, gather your bird friends:
And hot-glue them to headbands and barrettes. Voilà!
The blackbird was the easiest because a little clip is attached to the bottom of it, so I just clipped it sideways onto the barrette. I suppose I could glue it for extra security, but it really doesn't feel like it's going anywhere. The only work involved was cutting the legs from the blue jay and snipping twigs from the bottom of the nest to make it as flat as possible.
The little blackbird (mini-crow?) is my favorite but I love my nest project too! The blue jay makes me laugh the most because blue jays are very grumpy and probably wouldn't appreciate sitting on someone's head.
I fully believe that you can wear a bird on your head without it being a Thing. You just have to act like having a little bird riding around with you is totally normal and nothing worth fussing over.
Honestly, this sort of thing is why I love style blogs. Since starting to dress interestingly I've had a confidence boost like I've never felt before-- it has done wonders for my self-esteem alone, and two years ago I would never have imagined that I would be wearing fake birds on my head. I'm sure lots of you can relate, even if you aren't into being all bird-heady!