Fabric Scrap Headband Tutorial

Just in case you missed my guest post over at See Vanessa Craft, I thought I would re-post it today, hope you guys enjoy it! 

The project I am going to share today is SO easy. I made six headbands for under $4.00. True story.

All you need for this project is:
fabric scraps
cheap headbands
hot glue
needle & thread

The first thing you will do is cut your fabric into long, thin strips. Mine were about one inch wide, and I just guessed on the length. Even if you don’t have fabric scraps, you can buy fabric scraps at Walmart for under $1.00, so the project is still dirt cheap!

The headbands I bought were little girl headbands in a pack of six at Walmart. Here is how this whole project started, I like headbands, but I hate wearing them because they always give me a massive headache after an hour! Somehow I discovered that the little girl ones don’t do this. They come up a little higher than most headbands do (not right over your temples) because my head is bigger than a little kid, and they aren’t as tight, I love them! The problem is, they always come in bright, cheesy colors.

Enter fabric scraps.

Next, you just start gluing and wrapping your headband. All it takes is a very light line of hot glue down the middle of your scrap. The end is a tiny bit tricky, but just fold and wrap until you’re all covered. 

When you get to the end, wrap the bottom and come back up the headband a little. It is more secure if you don’t stop right at the end where the headband will rub. 

I left some of my headbands plain (without flower) for days when I want to be a little more casual or unobtrusive.

If you’d like to add the flower on yours, first, create your flower. For detailed instructions on how to do the one pictured, see this post. Basically, you cut another long fabric scrap about an inch wide. Then, turn your fabric around itself tacking into place with your needle and thread to secure until you reach desired size.

After your headband is wrapped and your flower is made, cut out a little circle (of felt or fabric) just smaller than your flower. Place the flower on one side of the headband and your circle on the other and hot glue into place!

Oh, and did I mention this whole thing will take you less than 1/2 hour? My kinda craft! Let me know how yours turn out!

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**This post has been featured by our awesome friends at:
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***If you enjoyed this post, make sure to check out these other posts that use fabric scraps:
Tie and Suspenders Onsie
Fabric Scrap Wreath
Fabric Nursery Board Art
Monogram Fabric Letters
Scrap Map
15 Minute Wreath
Fabric Scrap Banner 

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04108418473313341900 Pam from Over the Big Moon

    Love this craft! They are all adorable!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12144681827526578995 Jillian @ Hi! It’s Jilly

    Aah! Those are so cute and look so easy to make! I might have to make some of these to add a little pizzazz to my ponytail. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15630245517659798896 Luisa Abrahamson

    super cute!!! I’ll try to make one!! :)

    visiting you from Create.Craft.Love ♥


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11141827656320044156 Nici – Posed Perfection

    These turned out darling! I know what to do with some of my scraps now. I am your newest follower. I hope you’ll visit Posed Perfection and maybe even follow me back. Have a great week!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10182851341001018336 Crafty Cousins

    So pretty, and so fun! Thanks for the tute. I’d love for you to link it up to our link party:

    See you soon!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06692795393930432621 Ginger

    Featuring YOU today! Thanks for sharing at {wow me} wednesday.

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com