So, I just chopped off all my hair. Well, perhaps not ALL, but I did hack off 12 inches. (don’t worry, Locks of Love will reap the benefits of my spur of the moment decision!) Turns out 12 inches is kind of a lot, and suddenly I look in the mirror and think to myself- what in the world am I supposed to do with hair this short!?
My current answer? Headbands! There are so many cute ones out there right now and they work with just about any length of hair! I was so excited to come across a Yarn Wrapped Headband tutorial from dandee-designs.com. Such a simple idea I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of it before! She made her for her daughter, so I wanted to make mine slightly more age appropriate (I’m a little older than 10 after all). I did two yarn covered headbands and a more dressy ribbon one all in about 20 mins. They’re so easy I just couldn’t stop! Here’s what you do-
Materials needed: Plastic headbands (sold at craft stores, or you could just cover an old headband you don’t like anymore), yarn or ribbon, glue gun, embellishments if desired (I used some sparkly buttons)
1- Glue your ribbon on the inside of one edge of the head band
2- If using a wide ribbon you’ll have to fold the extra edges in and secure with glue
3- Add about an inch of glue to the inside of your headband and wrap ribbon up the side
4- Continue in the same manner, placing a bit of glue and wrapping before it cools
5- When you get to the end of the headband, fold the ribbon over the end and then wrap a few more times to keep it in place. (I used two different ribbons so was able to fold one over the edge and then use the other to wrap around it and hold it in place) Remember, the ends of the headband will be hiding behind your ears so they don’t need to be perfect!
6&7- If adding embellishments, create a smooth surface by cutting off unnecessary pieces (for me, I had to cut off the back of the button). Hot glue them onto your headband and you’re done!