Thursday, March 17, 2011

Simple Headband Tutorial

Just call me MacGyver.

What can you make out of a scrap piece of ribbon, a ponytail, and a needle and thread?

Why a headband of course!

Ok, I'm done sounding like some cheesy commercial :)

But seriously, I did have some scrap ribbon I wanted to do something with. I have used it on my Craft Box and Hair Bow board. And I only had about 8 inches or so left.

And it's green so it's perfect for St. Patty's Day. I work today and can't have jewelry (which can carry germs) or t-shirts (I wear scrubs) so I thought I could make a headband.

You know.

So I don't get pinched.

I don't like getting pinched.

I pinch back.

Random fact: I can pinch people with my toes. Seriously. And it's a hard pinch too. So don't make me angry. I might pinch you. With my toes :)

Anyways, first I cut the ponytail. I cut in the hard part where it's sealed together. So that both ends were still sealed over.

Then I sewed one end of the ponytail to the back of one end of the ribbon. I made sure to sew through the ponytail, around the ponytail, just every way to secure it well.

Then I turned the corners down and sewed those too.

Repeat on the other side and voila! Instant headband :)

I think it worked well. My hair, for the most part, falls over the stitched part so you can't even see it.

I think this could work well with any ribbon for any occasion. I love that I can wear this any time :)

Have a great St. Patty's Day!


Monica said...

MacGyver would be proud!! Happy St. Patrick's Day!! I'm participating in the Thrifty Thursday Blog Hop and I’m now the newest follower of your great site. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog, have a look around and hopefully follow me back!!

Jessica said...

Very neat idea!!

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Susanmeep said...

very nice!

I am following you (suelee1998) from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you please follow me back?
thank you :)

Kris @ said...

so simple and so cute!!!! love it!!!!

Neccie said...

very cute, very green, and very easy! perfect for st. patricks day. =]

I am a new follower from thrify thursday. if you have the chance check me out at

Jamie said...

Ooh, I love this tutorial! I am totally not crafty but I want to be so bad. Easy ideas like this are perfect for me! I'm following you now from the Mom Blog Monday hop and I'm glad I found your blog. :)

Kelli said...

I mentioned this project in a post today.

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