DIY Dolce & Gabbana Tiara

Honestly, how enchanting was Dolce & Gabbana‘s ode to Sicily in their fall collection? Velvet capes and lace dresses were accented by glorious Baroque-inspired accessories. The highlight for me was the cornucopia of ornate tiaras adorned with rhinestones, pearls, and the most darling little ceramic roses. It’s a DIY that is easily mastered with the right supplies, so when in Rome . . .

You’ll need:

Start by squeezing a small amount of E6000 into a disposable container or onto a wooden popsicle stick. I like to use a small amount at a time, as the glue tends to dry quickly. Using the tip of a toothpick, apply a dollop of glue onto the back of the largest ceramic rose. (Click images to enlarge)

Press the ceramic bead in the center of the headband. Hold in place, for about a minute, until the glue sets. It’s best to start in the center with the largest ceramic flowers and rhinestones, and then gradually add smaller adornments down the middle of the headband.

Continue adding beads and rhinestones along the middle. Then, add pearls and ceramic beads to the outer rows starting with larger pieces in the center.

Create a pattern, alternating flowers and pearls.

Continue gluing pieces to the headband . . .

Have fun with the pattern – it doesn’t have to be symmetrical. There is no right or wrong way to do this!

Glue some of the extra ceramic flowers onto brass hardware to make a pair of earrings!

Crowned!

(top images via Vogue.uk, rest of images by HonestlyWTF)

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167 Comments

  1. This is so beautiful! Perfect for proms, and weddings. Great idea!
    xoxo
    http://www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

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  2. This is perfection!!!! great job girls!!! I like it even better than the dolce one!!

    love K

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  3. Aleksandra wrote:

    so beautiful <3

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  4. Sylvia wrote:

    Your DIY looks much better, much wearable… Dolce&Gabbana’s models looked like virgins on that catwalk

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  5. Perfect as always! Great job, girls!

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  6. Lia wrote:

    :O
    AWESOME!

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  7. amazing!!!! thanks for sharing!!
    http://bonnieclydemarni.blogspot.com/

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  8. Domonique wrote:

    So pretty I need to try this…the little flowers are so cute… lovely DIY!

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    X

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  9. Sam wrote:

    LOve it!

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  10. This is incredible! Great job!

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  11. Awwww, love this post… and it encouraged me to try and make headband like this myself 😀
    lovely… 😀

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  12. style-xyz wrote:

    looks awesome! I think I have to try it!

    http://style-xyz.blogspot.com/

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  13. Great DIY, I invite you to see my DIY “Clutch Black & Mustard”

    http://detrasdellabial.blogspot.com/2012/03/diy-clutch-black-mustard.html

    xoxo

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  14. january wrote:

    so elegant! i love it!
    january, x
    jessicajanuary.com

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  15. Mallory wrote:

    So adorable! And oh so springy!

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  16. lisa wrote:

    what a pretty take on the runway, and the show really was so romantic!
    in dramatic fashion

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  17. These are so pretty, and they remind me of similar ones I wore when I was a little girl! Great, easy, fun DIY project.

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  18. Chila wrote:

    GENIUS!

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  19. Maria wrote:

    This is so beautiful! Lord knows I wouldn’t have the patience to do this though!

    http://www.peppermintsandpixiedust.blogspot.com

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  20. Nice detail… how can something so simple….. be SOOO WTFing COOL! 😉

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  21. Ambyr wrote:

    Hmm, I was skeptical about the beads/embellishments at first, but on, it looks great.

    xoxo
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  22. Reptilia wrote:

    That’s pretty amazing!!

    http://www.justreptilia.com

    xx

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  23. I loved the G&B riche baroque collection, and this DUY is the perfect take on it!
    Material Fixations

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  24. Adeola Naomi wrote:

    Woooow!!!!! Amazing !!! Have to try this and rock it for summer

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  25. Love the tiara! the embellishments used for this project would make a good scrapbooking page too! These is a gorgeous piece really!

    Annabella Merlin

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  26. Nikki wrote:

    I wish I had seen this tutorial prior to my wedding —- this headband is absolutely gorgeous! Now it looks like I have a brand new weekend project to take on. Well done!

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  27. Kecia wrote:

    Wow! That is super pretty! Nice work!

    xx
    Kecia

    http://www.couturezooblog.com/

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  28. helena wrote:

    YOU NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE ME… yes, watch on the D&G site the video of the jewellery making… lovely!

    laflordelys.com

    helena

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  29. Cassandra wrote:

    Wow, great DIY. Hope I can find some of those ceramic flowers here in Amsterdam!

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  30. S wrote:

    I absolutely love all of your DIY projects 🙂

    Last night I re-created the DIY Gretchen Jones necklace you posted awhile ago…
    Thought you might like to see how inspiring your blog is!
    Here is the link for the necklace I made:

    http://sarahbeara14.blogspot.com/2012/03/neon-diy.html

    S

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  31. Lauren wrote:

    Wow – a job well done! I like yours so much better than D&G’s! Theirs were a bit more Botticelli, but that’s just not my style. I might try to copy you, but using a different color for the headband – maybe brown to blend with my hair or white to blend with the pearls/flowers. So fun!

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  32. slaja wrote:

    it looks great!

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  33. Wonderful!

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  34. literally AMAZING! thank you thank you! so trying this.

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  35. Kate wrote:

    So pretty and girly! Wonder if I can make hair clips using the same method?…must experiment!
    <3 Kate
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  36. this is a fun craft project!

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  37. Xeana wrote:

    A great DIY! Sorry, shops in Russia do not buy such ceramic roses… (

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

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  38. Mada wrote:

    I think the remake looks way better!!

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  39. vivienne wrote:

    Great DIY! I love flowers and never thought of wearing them like this! Thanks 🙂

    http://vivikstyle.blogspot.com/

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  40. Alicia wrote:

    I love this girls – yet another awesome DIY!! x

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  41. Giovanna wrote:

    Love love love this! Obsessed! I’m going to have to try it out soon!

    xx
    Giovanna
    http://www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  42. Zane wrote:

    sooooo pretty

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  43. Kate Jones wrote:

    Supercute!! I used to have headbands like that when I was a kid. What nail color are you wearing–it’s gorgeous!

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  44. De wrote:

    I dont think I have the cordination to do it ahahahah but it looks so cool!!
    De
    http://blog101.com.br

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  45. eM/Ieva wrote:

    it is amazing!!! I love it 🙂

    eM/Ieva
    http://mstyleideas.blogspot.com/

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  46. Que bonitaaaaaaaaaa

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  47. vania wrote:

    Absolutely gorgeous! i even like it more than the original :)!

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  48. Great DIY! I loved the collection!

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  49. steph wrote:

    out of this world diy! you girls never cease to amaze 🙂

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  50. So creative!! I love it!! xoxo
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  51. Amber wrote:

    OMG!!!! LOVE THIS!!

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  52. milkandjam wrote:

    super cute!

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  53. Anastasija wrote:

    OMG, so nice, amazing idea, and it looks even better!!! Fantastic, love it!!!

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  54. celyne wrote:

    great, wonderful!

    CHLOE’ POST

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  55. Lizzy wrote:

    I can’t believe I have only just discovered your DIYs! I loved the Jil Sander beanie (which is on my project list for this weekend), and I am going to have to try making a headband for spring. Thank you for the inspiration! xx

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  56. OMG….so lovely Details with DIY…Nice Post.

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    http://laviequo.blogspot.com/2012/03/my-shadow.html

    XOXO from Munich

    La Vie Quotidienne

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  57. So gorgeous. Great DIY.

    Collections

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  58. I love this, so clever. Have a look at the hats that I hand make http://www.lauracathcart.com

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  59. Katharina wrote:

    wow, that is super nice!
    i already tried some of your diy projects, check it out here:

    ketchembunnies.blogspot.com

    definitely want to do this one too!

    xoxo

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  60. Bouvet wrote:

    LOOKS AMAZING!!!! 🙂
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  61. les jolies choses by paulette wrote:

    I like this headband!
    I’m happy for your posts inspired from italian fashion…..italian like me

    http://lesjolieschosesbypaulette.blogspot.com/

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  62. OMG ! Beautiful !

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  63. soo wrote:

    amazeballs.

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  64. beng wrote:

    I love this headband! so cute! you inspire me to do one! Thanks!

    Xoxo, Beng
    randomactsofsweetness.org

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  65. Kasia wrote:

    i love your inspirations!

    http://mademoiselletralalala.blogspot.com/

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  66. Kasia wrote:

    i love your inspirations!

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  67. rachel wrote:

    Adorable, I’m going to try this.

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  68. DC2NY wrote:

    So adorable! And of course, your version is much better! Love this idea and so making it!!!

    DC2NYConfessions Blog

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  69. samantha wrote:

    wow! absolutely stunning! x

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  70. Amanda wrote:

    This is amazing!

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  71. this is awesome! thanks so much!

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  72. Ashley wrote:

    so awesome as usual

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  73. jacky wrote:

    amazing! i’d be so happy if you did a DIY prada inspired crystal belt.

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  74. linds wrote:

    i actually like the look of the DIY better than the original!

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  75. Mikaela wrote:

    Just letting you know I think this is amazing ahah!

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  76. Gloria wrote:

    Thank you so much for the tutorial!! Here is my version http://theshoppinggoddess.deviantart.com/#/d4xsu6g

    though it’s not as amazeballs..

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  77. Kelly wrote:

    You guys just saved me hundreds of dollars 🙂 so pretty!

    http://mustbebeautiful.blog.com

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  78. Alison wrote:

    i wish i could buy the ingredients all in one place :(. know of any shops online that do have them all? or at least most.

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  79. I am a headband and tiara kind of girl, but I don’t think that I could pull this one off!! 🙂

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  80. Insane wrote:

    if headbands extremely irraitate my head is there something else i could use because i really like this tutorial and the only downsize (for me) is that it is a headband

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  81. Mira wrote:

    Hi. I was wondering, what sizes are the different roses?

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  82. Li ChunBo wrote:

    Change the beads, and embellishments, can also use the DIY blank headband to make something really fun for your daughter. Better yet, make it with her!

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  83. Thanks for the tutorial, headbands look great!

    Jewelry Rage

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  84. Liz wrote:

    I just made two of these for my friend’s flower girls. This tutorial is amazing, thanks so much!!

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  85. This looks amazing! 🙂 I can’t wait to try this when I get my hands on some headbands!

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  86. cassie wrote:

    I love this tiara! Very good tutorial:)

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  87. Alison wrote:

    What sizes are the flowers?

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  88. Sole wrote:

    OMG! Love it! 🙂

    Xoxo from Peru

    Sole
    http://www.eldiariodepinkchick.com

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  89. This is gorgeous!! Absolutely love it! And it is a pretty easy DIY! Thanks!
    Xx

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  90. Nadia wrote:

    I liked that, is really sweet and so easy 🙂

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  91. harrrr wrote:

    this is sic woo

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  92. extrasmall wrote:

    OMG this leaves me speechless. It is most beautiful. I have to make this!

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  93. Hello! A diy fantastic, as always! I found your pictures on this blog, without naming you, or say that DIY is yours! Incredible!

    http://www.madridisfashion.com/2012/07/diy-diadema-joya.html

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  94. Fra wrote:

    Hi just discovered ur paige!amazing!! How can I contact you for a help in msking my wedding earrings?

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  95. kennedy wrote:

    just wondering where you get all your crafting stuff

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  96. That’s gorgeous! Great idea!
    xx,
    http://mystyleloft.com/

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  97. Sarah-Lou wrote:

    This is sooooo lovely!

    Great job!

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  98. An wrote:

    Did you make the earring yourself as well?? Would love and howto on that!!

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  99. Ma'ria wrote:

    Honestly, I’m LOVIN’ it! Stunning xx

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  100. Siobhan wrote:

    This looks fantastic! Can I just ask where you bought the hardware you used for the earrings? Thanks!

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  101. Ana wrote:

    If I had a choice between the original and yours, I’d honestly choose the one you made

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  102. Komal wrote:

    This is so so pretty!! I’m definitely gonna make a lotta them in different styles!!

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  103. It’s adorable i loved it! I wish i have seen it before my prom :/

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  104. annabui wrote:

    it so beautiful

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  105. Priyanka wrote:

    I want this. I badly want this tiara. It is the cutest.

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  106. Kiya05 wrote:

    I just love this. I don’t wear headbands, but love big, chunky bracelets, with beads and things, like Betsy Johnson bracelets. I found one of her necklaces out of Polymer flowers, but this is so much easier, and has even more glitz, if that’s possible. I just need to find a base, maybe cover a metal bracelet blank with velvet and go from there. Thanks for the great idea.

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  107. Laura wrote:

    Not bad but not great either – sorry. That´s not D&G style at all.

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  108. plasticsurgeryvaldez wrote:

    i really like it.
    fabric

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  109. Wonderful wrote:

    All Beautiful! I will try this as project adventure for me. TKu

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