Bright polka dots and a touch of shiny purple make will this ribbon headband POP! Learn how to make this headband to add a nice touch any day you're looking to have some fun.
These headbands work well with any kind of hair -- short, long, thick, or thin.
What You'll Need:
Lightweight quilt batting
2x17 2-1/2 yards ribbon, 7/8" wide
1/2 yard scroll braid, 1/2" wide
1 yard ribbon, 1-1/2 wide
6" plated beads
Step 1: Glue the quilt batting to the outside of the headband. Trim batting even with edge of headband.
Step 2: Cut a 2" length of 7/8" ribbon. Wrap and glue 1" of ribbon around one end of the headband. Glue and fold remaining 1" of ribbon to the inside of the headband. Repeat on the other end.
Step 3: Cut one end of the remaining 7/8" ribbon on an angle and glue it to the inside of one end of the headband. Wrap the ribbon diagonally around the headband, overlapping 1/4" each time.
Step 4: Continue wrapping the ribbon around the headband in this way. When you reach the other end, cut the ribbon on an angle and glue it on the inside of the headband.
Step 5: Glue the 1/2" scroll braid to the inside of the headband. Set headband aside.
Step 6: With right sides facing up, place the remaining 7/8" ribbon on the 1-1/2" ribbon. Hold the ribbons together between your thumb and finger about 5" from one end to make a tail.
Form the next 6" of ribbon into a loop and hold between your thumb and finger. Continue looping the ribbons as shown until you have two loops and one tail on each side.
Step 7: Pinch the center of the bow together and sew it security.
Step 8: Wrap and glue the plated beads around the center of the bow. Glue bow to top of headband.
Ready for more fun with a little fantasy sprinkled on top? Continue to the next section to learn how to make a mystic halo headband.
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