Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thrifty Thursday: Simple Ribbon Hair Bands


These are simple to make and you could easily hand stitch them if you don't have a machine. You just need a short amount of ribbon (about 9-10 inches) and an elastic headband, some pins, thread and a needle (or sewing machine). This could be a good use for any leftover ribbon you might have from other projects or if you had ribbon that was wrapped around holiday packages that you saved.

I bought these elastic head bands from the dollar store. They came as a pack of 4 for $1. And then I cut one of them in half on only used the half length, so you can get 8 ribbon headbands out of those elastic bands.



Pin you elastic ends to your ribbon ends. I folded the ribbon over the elastic so that you couldn't see the white elastic piece in between. I machine stitched mine together which made it such a quick project.


Here I am wearing it to the Little Black Dress Affair (a fundraising event) that had a theme of vintage. I was dressed to look 60's-ish. The big hair in back with a flat front that was separated by a ribbon or head band was very classic of the 60's. You can also see the earrings I made to wear to this event in another blog post.


Here you can see a side view of what the ribbon head band looks like. The elastic part is under your hair and barely noticeable.


14 comments:

Krystal Butherus said...

Very cute and SO simple! I pinned!

Chelle W said...

What a simple but neat hairband. You can make one to match everything you own for a fraction of the cost especially if you buy ribbon on sale.

Angela Kinder said...

That is so easy! I might have to try and make different colors and styles for my Spring outfits!

Michelle Feliciano said...

That looks really nice. I love how you can fully customize it.

Cindy Batchelor said...

These look really cute! I love how you styled it! I need to get back into head bands!

Jessica Blankenship said...

very cute and very simple! Awesome idea. I need to make some of these for my daughter.. she LOVES headbands.

Mrsteeh said...

really great look and seems like they will stay in place...Thanks for sharing!

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Jhoveleen said...

Great idea and it seems easy. I might try to make one for myself.

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

Sweet craft--I have a hard time with headbands like these because the hair pops out so ez

Family Travels on a Budget said...

So clever!!! And frugal. Love this idea. I think it would be great for a girls' sleepover activity!

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

I have something similar, but I got mine for $1.50 at Forever21. Haha! :)

Kathy Balman said...

What a terrific idea. I need to make some of these for my daughter.

The Hawkinson's said...

Love the simple craft/gift idea. May try and whip some together for Valentine's day!