Friday, October 19, 2012

DIY: Headband

Hey everyone! Hope y'all are having a wonderful weekend!
This week I was lucky enough that Thursday was my Friday (yay for 3-day weekends)!  Since I didn't have to get up early Friday, I decided to do a little bit of midnight...!
I've always had a "thing" for headbands, especially tartan prints, but besides ordering them online, I don't have a store locally that sells headbands like I want. Since that is the case, I decided to make one myself!

My inspiration:

Here's what you'll need:

1 - Headband form (I got mine from Wal-Mart for under $2)
1 - Roll of wide ribbon (I chose a Christmas-like tartan)
Adhesive that will bond fabric to plastic
Foil or paper plate

Time to complete: 30 minutes

1. Start by pulling the ribbon around the headband form, leaving a little extra material at each end (for folding under later) and cut.

2. Put some of your adhesive on a piece of foil or paper plate. Dab your paintbrush in the glue and, working in small sections at a time, apply it to the edge of the inside (bottom) plastic piece of the head band. Use your finger to push the edges of the ribbon onto the adhesive, holding for a few seconds. (If you are using ribbon with a pattern on it, make sure to check frequently that you are keeping the pattern straight on the headband form.)

3. When you get to the ends, fold each end into a triangle. Dab some glue on it and then fold back up onto the inside of the headband. Secure with a piece of tape and let it dry overnight.

And there you have it! I needed a headband for the Holidays, and this was perfect! All together, I spent about $5 for the ribbon and headband, as I already had all the other supplies on hand. To get technical, I probably used $0.25 worth of ribbon, I only spent about $2.50 worth of supplies to make it. $2.50 compared to $20...sounds good to me, although I'd love to have the inspiration headband too ;)

Hope that inspired some of y'all to get a little crafty this weekend! Let me know if you try this one out, I'd love to see what you come up with!
xo Julia


  1. Wow!! That looks great!! I am definitely going to try this -- much cheaper and would be a fun craft to try out!! Thanks for sharing :) I love the plaid!