DIY Gilded Action Figure Headband

5 - Tessa Braun - Rebecca Forth Models Headband

Looking for something to do with your action figures and in the mood to wear a funky, Star Wars-themed headpiece? Don’t be a silent sufferer. Take action. Follow these simple steps to make your very own gilded, stylish and ever-so-practical Star Wars headband.

All you need is:

  • Star Wars action figure (or any other Star Wars toy)
  • Gold spray paint
  • Plastic headband
  • Hot glue gun and sticks
  • Additional embellishments, such as craft balls.

1 -Tessa Braun - Headband Supplies

For my headband, I used an action figure of one of my favorite villains — General Grievous. I positioned him in a kneeling pose, which looks both hardcore and stable when on top of your noggin. To create the illusion of a planetary surface, I also glued a couple of craft balls of various sizes around Grievous.

2 - Tessa Braun - Glue Headband

Once the glue is dry, take your headband outside and spray it gold. Be sure to use proper safety precautions when using spray paint.

3 - Tessa Braun - Paint Headband Gold

Immediately after its paint job, the headband will smell stinky, but look ravishing.

4 - Tessa Braun - Gold Headband

Now it’s time to wear your groovy, gold, galactic headband around town. Whether it’s adorned with a droid, a Jedi, or a Gungan, it is sure to become your favorite new accessory. Just ask my fellow ILMer and headpiece model, Rebecca!

5 - Tessa Braun - Rebecca Forth Models Headband

Enjoy, and may the force be with you…on your head.

Tessa Braun moonlights as a craftsman when she’s not hard at work at Industrial Light & Magic. She is a lover of poodles, googly eyes, and meatloaf, but does she ever combine the three? See her work at to find out!