How to make headbands
Girls headbands are a popular, trendy accessory and with this tutorial I will show you how to make headbands. I make all sorts of headbands for girls, newborn though adult. In this simple step by step tutorial, I will show you how to make headbands for girls ages toddler through adult.
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How to make headbands – getting started
You will need:
- Plastic headband (with or without teeth) – the ones for purchase in my store have teeth for extra hold. Ones without teeth are easily found at your local craft store – the width of you headband should be the same as the ribbon you are using
- Ribbon – satin, grosgrain or glitter – I am using fun glitter ribbon
- Double sided tape – if you want the headband to last, use a good, strong double sided tape
- Lighter, or heat source with flame
How to make Headbands – step by step
Start by lining your headband with the double sided tape (just on the outside!)
Cut your ribbon to line the headband from one end to the other. Length will vary depending on the type of headband you are using.
Line up the bottom of the headband with one end of your ribbon and carefully line your headband, smoothing the ribbon as you go.
Trim off any excess ribbon so the ends are flush with your headband. Use your lighter to GENTLY heat seal the ribbon ends to the headband and prevent any fraying of your ribbon ends.
That’s it! Decorate your headbands to dress them up and you are set!
You can now make so many variations, like these pictured: