May 27, 2011

Simple Braided Headband Tutorial!


Speaking (in the last post) of the Lauren Headband, I recently made something similar that I'm enjoying a lot-a simple, braided headband! It's made from the same type of vinyl material, although the Lauren headband came from a recycled cosmetic case and this roll of delicious curry-colored vinyl was a $.10 steal at the Senior Center Thrift Store. Hot dog! I really think I did a dance in the store when I found it. (It's the little things in life, right?)

I love to look at fancy, frilly things, but when it comes to wearability I almost always go with something simple. Something like this!



It's super-duper easy to make. And no sewing! (Another hot dog!)

  1. Start by cut some scrap leather or vinyl into three 1/4"x25" strips
  2. Pin them down and braid until you have enough to cover your headband.
  3. Tie off one end with a knot, snip any extra material and put a dot of hot glue to hold the knot.
  4. Tuck the end of a small plastic headband (Dollar Tree, 4/$1) into (the flat side of) your knot and glue.
  5. Hot glue the braid to the headband, tying the other end and tucking the other end of your headband into the knot. (Wait until the end to tie the second knot to be sure that your braid is just the right length.)


Wasn't that fun and easy?

Then you can try adding some fun embellishments!



A couple of tips:
  • If your source of leather or vinyl isn't long enough to cut 25" strips, you can piece together shorter pieces with glue. Just be sure that the "seam" is hidden in the braiding process.
  • If you prefer the other type of headband, you can easily sew elastic to the ends instead of gluing it to a headband. 


I hope you have fun making one! If you do, feel free to upload it to the flickr group. I'm also trying to set up a Facebook page for the blog, so hopefully that will be done soon. :o) Technology takes so long for me sometimes. I don't know how I've gotten by blogging for so long!

Have a delightful holiday weekend!!
Love,
Disney

33 comments:

  1. This is simple & cute..very nice..^(^
    Thanks Disney :)

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  2. That is really simple but looks so beautiful. I just cut my hair short so I will definitely need some of these. Thanks!

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  3. wow this is great! and the material is so pretty!

    http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

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  4. I love it! It will be the perfect way to cover some metal headbands I just got. Thank you, Disney!

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  5. Fun! Love the embellishments and the liberty fabric too. :)

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  6. Wow! So pretty& simple! :D Shall try it soon!
    Oh & I tried the fabric hot glue flowers! You had posted the tutorial a few days back! They look fabulous though not as good as yours,hehe :D

    www.arty-heart.blogspot.com

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  7. I love it. So simple, but I think it packs quite a punch. I'll definitely be on the lookout for some cheap leather.

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  8. THis is my favorite headband. EVER. So classic and simple.

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  9. Ooh. Pretty. I like the "no sewing" tutorials you do. Also, I still have a lot of vinyl/leather strips left from making Lauren headbands! Thanks so much for the tutorials!

    - Danielle

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  10. Hey Disney! Where did you get the floral background? It's super cute!

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  11. Lovely tutorial~ and you are so pretty yourself.

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  12. How cute! I think I need to go make one right now...

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  13. This is so cute...and I love the yellow. I think I've decided that it's my summer color of choice.

    Reposted your tutorial on our site:
    http://bit.ly/iLPawq

    Thanks so much for making such cute things!
    Allison

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  14. Your ideas are so great! I am so glad I stumbled onto your blog! Thanks for sharing

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  15. Gorgeous!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-braided-headband/2011/05/27/

    --Anne

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  16. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [28 May 02:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  17. As usual all you do is very, very nice! I love your blog. Congratulations to these tutorials so easy and usable. Hugs |

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  18. OMG I just have to make one form my little Alice!

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  19. Very cute! Love the look of that plain yellow braided one. Looks great on you! :)

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  20. I love this! You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful creations!! I have 2 little girls, and they adore headbands, so I will definitely be whipping up some of these! Thank you so much for sharing! =)

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  21. Hi!

    I'm your follower.

    I really love your blog!

    Keep up the good work!

    Do visit mine too at
    http://aliascreativelife.blogspot.com/

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  22. Can't believe how simple this is! Tryin it out soon!

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  23. Oh thank you for telling me how I could do it with the elastic headbands. I almost instantly wrote off the project when I saw it done with a hard headband. I'll have to try this! Sweet!

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  24. Very Nice, Disney!! I love the yellow, too!

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  25. A beautiful idea! :) and so simple!

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  26. The headband is so great and what an incredible color to find at a thrift store! I love treasure hunting!

    Christine
    www.designbyrebirth.blogspot.com

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  27. Love this idea! Wow you really are a talented lady!

    ww.heartstop.blogspot.com

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  28. A couple of months ago my Hancock's had tons of vinyl on clearance. I went through and grabbed some bright colored remnants with no particular project in mind.
    I think I just found one project.

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  29. so simple and classy! i want to make it in a bunch of colors asap :)

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  30. Beautifully done! Simple & sweet!

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  31. http://kenh14.vn/c34/201161911501920/bom-da-xinh-xan-cho-co-nang-vintage.chn

    This page copies of you >"<

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  32. Thank's a lot!! I do it in red! I LOVE IT!!!!!

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