The last time I walked into a bike store to get a new helmet, my pretty-thing-loving heart floundered amidst the sea of boring plastic shells. It was no excuse to forgo helmetting-up that head of mine, though, so I purchased a plain blue helmet and said to said helmet, “Don’t worry, ugly duckling of a helmet. I will make you a swan!” And so, a DIY mission to decoupage the daylights out of my humdrum helmet was born. You can see the happy results above.
But helmets aren’t the only aspect of bike accessorizing that need help, so I enlisted two of my creative coworkers to come up with some similarly stylish DIY bike projects. Read below to learn how to decoupage your helmet, then check back Wednesday and Friday for more practical, pretty ideas!
Cool paper (I used old maps, but magazines, wrapping paper, etc. also work great!)
Mod Podge (available at any arts and crafts store)
Flat, mid-sized paintbrush
Scissors (I opted to tear my paper, but you might prefer sharper lines!)
1. Cut or tear paper into small pieces of varying size and shape.
2. Spread a thin layer of Mod Podge on helmet.
3. Place a piece of paper on layer of Mod Podge.
4. Cover piece of paper with a new layer of Mod Podge.
5. Repeat until helmet is covered.
6. Allow helmet to dry
7. Cover with waterproof sealant.