Friday, February 12, 2010

make your own headbands

headbands are all the rage these days
and instead of spending $10-$12 on one,
why not make your own for just a few dollars.

Here are a few examples of cute and inexpensive options:

1. a cute flower (from the dollar store) embellished with
coordinating tulle and pearls, attached to an alligator clip
for easy removal, and can also be used just as a clip!
note: I take apart the flowers from the dollar store,
and just use 2-3 of the layers of petals

2. linen flower used from scraps of fabric, torn in a long strip
and twirled into a flower shape, also on an alligator clip so you
can interchange different embellishments on the same headband,
also cute with 2 or three of them
note: once you twirl and roll the fabric into a flower shape,
take a few straight pins and stab them in to hold
the flower in place. Then, cut a circle the size of your flower
and attach it on the back using tacky glue.
Remove pins and let dry!
3. simple bow that coordinates with the headband color
(which is gray)
and three varying sizes of loops made from ribbon
(approx a 4 inch loop, a 3 inch loop, and a 3/4 in loop for the center)
It's that easy!
each headband took less than 30 minutes
and cost less than $4


  1. LOVE that linen flower. Can you give a little more specific directions? Like, how did you get it to all stick together? I LOVE it!

  2. I love these! I so need some headbands! I left a little something for you on my blog.

  3. I'm going to make one! Yeah!