With four daughters, we have a LOT of hair in this house! And all that hair needs some pretty accessories. But accessories for four girls, on top of all the clothes and shoes they need for their ever-growing bodies, can get expensive really fast. So when the girls wanted new headbands to match their new spring outfits, we turned to DIY. These easy DIY headbands for spring are really quick to put together and are super easy to customize.
Tools you’ll need
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To get started, measure your head or your child’s head. I could give generalized measurements, but everyone is going to be different. My 9-year-old was 19″. My teenager couldn’t even squeeze that on the top of her head. *wink*
Then, measure from slightly behind one ear to slightly behind the other ear going across the forehead. This will be the length of your thin ribbons.
For my 9-year-old that was 13″.
To calculate the length of the fold-over elastic, take the total measurement minus the forehead measurement and subtract 1″.
It will look something like this 19″-13″-1″= 5″. This is the measurement for the fold-over elastic.
It sounds complicated, but once you are actually doing it, it is really easy. I promise. (Because I would never craft something that was hard…lol!)
Cut 3-5 strands of ribbon and layer them on top of each other. Stitch one end of the ribbons together with a few quick stitches and then repeat with the other end.
Then, sew one end of the ribbons to the fold-over elastic and repeat with the other ends to create the circle.
Cut a 1 1/2 piece of ribbon or fold-over elastic and wrap it around the joined ribbons to create a cleaner look. Stitch in place or use hot glue. (I prefer hot glue for this step, but you can stitch if you don’t want to get out the hot glue gun.)
Then, give it to your model to try them on!
Isn’t she beautiful?!?!
We tested out some strands of ‘leather’ and small beads for some fun texture… they worked wonderfully!
These easy DIY headbands are perfect for adding a little flair to your spring outfits!
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