DIY – Hairbands

Here is a great new idea for cute hair accessories – homemade hairbands!  Decorate your hair with some of the most adorable felt hairbands.  The coolest thing is that you can create your own design and make it at home.  Use them for a ponytail and a bun holder or even put it around your favorite headband.  Here is DIY step by step guide to show you how to make the cutest hairbands you’ve ever seen.

*Felt Hairbands*

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You’ll need: soft felt(2 colors), 2 hairbands(one thicker), needle & thread,
scissors, beads, cotton, and a cloud shape pattern(7.5×4.5cm)


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Draw cloud pattern on felt then cut them out
(you’ll need some sharp scissors for cutting felt!)

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Start putting beads on blue felt…more towards one side
instead of spreading them out all over.

Beads are done!  See the back side.

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Cut out a small piece 2.5x1cm from the left over felt(other color)
Stitch it on one end, put in 2 hairbands then stitch shut on the
other end…stitch it over twice on both ends so it will hold nice and tight.
Make sure to get the sides right!  Look at the pics.

Now, you’ll have 2 pieces done and put them together like this!

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Buttonhole stitch the edge EXCEPT the black dotted space.

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Don’t cut the thread until you’ve stuffed all the cotton balls(regular sizes ok). 
Make sure there are no empty spaces so stuff them fat!

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Press the opening shut and finish buttonhole stitching.

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Finally finished…Woohoo!  Front & back pics.

You can put it on your hair like this.  See how cute this looks?

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It gets easier as you make more.
I also use the hairbands to tie curtains…So adorable.

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Try different patterns or shapes.  Make several and
give them as gifts.  Make heart hairbands for the upcoming Valentines day!


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  • Kerry August 17, 2008, 11:54 pm

    That is so good! I can’t believe U thought of it!!!

  • Rachel September 26, 2009, 7:47 pm

    These are SO. CUTE. I love them! I’ll be linking to this post if you don’t mind.