Saturday, June 1, 2013

DIY: Braided Headband

Yay! We have another DIY to share with you!
Miss Heather and I made braided headbands for St.Patrick's day and I wanted to make one that was, well, not themed. I created this braided headband in less than 10 minutes and I can't wait to wear it all summer long!

 Miss Heather took this photo of me wearing my new braided headband!

three different strands of thin fabric, trim, ribbon, etc. of different textures
hot glue gun

 Step One: Gather all of your supplies and unravel your three strands of material. I chose not to cut my material until I was completely finished braiding because whenever I braid something, I always end up using more fabric than I had originally thought. This way, I wouldn't have to deal with having a finished product that was too short. 
Step Two: Tie all three strands together with a knot, leaving about an inch at the end, and tape it to a hard surface. 

Step Three: Braid all three strands together and periodically measure your headband by wrapping it around your head.
Step Four: Once you've braided enough that your headband will fit around your head, tie another knot and leave about an inch of material at the end.
*another option would be to use clear elastic hair ties at the ends instead of having two knots*

Step Five: Grab your hot glue gun and place a dab of glue onto each strand to prevent them from fraying. 

And you're done!
I chose to wear my braided headband on top of my head and tying it a knot in the back. 
Another option would be to tie each end onto an elastic hairband and wear it like a typical headband under your hair OR to be really trendy, you could wear it directly across your forehead and tie it in the back. The possibilities are endless and I can't wait to make more!

-Miss Mel and Miss Heather

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