Thursday, February 13, 2014

DIY Headband

I wear headbands all of the time. They are perfect for work and are a little more interesting than just throwing my hair up into a ponytail. Many of my old headbands have become stretched out and I have been in desperate need of some new ones. I have seen a few tutorials showing how to make fabric flowers and thought I could combine my love of flowers, diy, and headbands to create a usable work of art for my hair. 

  • Ribbon
  • 2 hair ties (without metal connectors)
  • Thread
  • Scrap fabric
  • 2 buttons or other embellishments

  1. The first thing I did was to make the base of the headband. I started with the hair ties and the ribbon. To measure how much ribbon you will need hold it across your head so that it goes from ear to ear (like how you will wear the headband), then add about 1-2 inches. 
  2. Next tie your two hair ties together, pulling the knot tight.
  3. Sew the ribbon onto the hair ties by folding the ends over each side of the knotted hair ties.
  4. Next, work on the flowers for the headband. Take your scrap fabric and cut out 6 circles for each flower.
  5. Fold each circle in half and sew them together, overlapping each end, forming a chain.
  6. Once you sew the last circle of the chain connect it to the first circle to form the chain into a circle. 
  7. Pull the string at the end to cinch the "petals" together and tie.
  8. Once you have your flowers sew them to the ribbon headband where you want them.
  9. Next, take your buttons or other embellishments and sew them into the middle of each flower and your're done!

This project was simple and easy to make. I now have a custom headband to add to my collection. I originally got my idea and instructions for the flowers off Pinterest. I would add a link to the website but when clicking on the link it says it is now a bead store. I took pictures of what I did to help simplify the directions. Hope you guys find this tutorial useful and make your own awesome new headbands!

Linking Up To:
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Worthwhile Wednesdays


  1. I love making headbands, and this one is cute indeed! I'd love it if you shared this on Worthwhile Wednesday @

    1. Thanks! This one was super easy to make and I plan to make more. I just shared on your website! Thanks for the invite :)