Wednesday, August 21, 2013

headbands for school

Here is a fun way to dress up your daughter's school outfits this fall without spending a lot of money. This project is so easy, that even she can help!  I picked up some plain colored headbands at the dollar store.  (These were even 3 to a pack!)  Then I raided my fabric stash for cute fabrics (this print happened to be a shirt I didn't wear anymore).  Then, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and fabric scraps.

1. Cut long strips of fabric about 1/4" to 1/2" wide. 

2. Hot glue one end of the strip to the end of the headband (cover up the end) and then start winding it around the headband, placing a little hot glue on the headband as you go along.  

3. Finish the other end the same way you did the first end of the headband.

I took an old wool skirt, and cut up several flower shapes...each one a little smaller than the next.

Then I layered them with a dab of hot glue in between...

And, hot glued a little circle to the center of the flower, and then glued the whole thing to the headband.  But you could even use buttons from the shirt!

This one was made from an old gray cashmere sweater!  :)  It doesn't fray at all when you cut it up.  I cut about two 1" strips and rather than wrapping the fabric around the headband, I just hot glued one strip to the inside, and another to the outside.  You don't need a lot of hot glue for the fabric to stick to the headband.

You can even braid three fabric strands to make your own headband like the light blue one on the left. We tied each end of it to a brown hair tie (elastic).  That part goes under the hair at the nape of the neck when she wears it.  It is ok if it frays!  So, you can embellish, or not...let your creativity run wild and have fun!

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