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!)
- Start by cut some scrap leather or vinyl into three 1/4"x25" strips
- Pin them down and braid until you have enough to cover your headband.
- Tie off one end with a knot, snip any extra material and put a dot of hot glue to hold the knot.
- Tuck the end of a small plastic headband (Dollar Tree, 4/$1) into (the flat side of) your knot and glue.
- 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!!