DIY Knotted Headband
Spring always seems like the perfect time to update one’s wardrobe. The simplest way to do this is to add a few new statement accessories. While scrolling through Anthropologie.com for inspiration, I noticed they had a large selection of knotted headbands. These headbands seemed like the perfect addition to my new spring wardrobe, but they also seemed easy enough to make at home. Feeling creative, I rounded up some scrap fabric, an old headband, and my heavy duty glue gun, then I threw on my favorite playlist and got to work. The whole process took less than a half an hour and was relatively simple to execute (as long as you are more skilled with a glue gun than I am). That said, the final product was definitely worth the minor hot glue burns.
Continue reading for the next steps to create your own knotted headband...
- 2 types of fabric
- Plain Headband
- Glue gun
Cut two strips of fabric the same size at least 3 inches wide, and long enough to cover the headband with a knot tied in the middle of the fabric.
Glue both inside edges of the fabric together to create a seam. If you have extra time you can sew the edges together instead.
The two strips of fabric should now be one with a different print on each side. Don’t forget to trim loose threads and clean up the edges.
Tie the strip of fabric around the middle of the headband into a knot. Glue the base of the knot to attach the fabric to the headband. Quick tip: do not tie the knot super tight, leave it slightly loose.
Glue the center of both side flaps of fabric down to the outside base of the headband. Then fold and glue the bottom edges of the fabric down to the inside of the base of the headband.
Trim the excess fabric but leave enough to a fold it up a half inch on the inside of the headband, then glue the folded edge down.
Cut ribbon long enough to cover the base of the headband, and wide enough to cover the half-inch fold of fabric. This is the final touch, and thankfully it hides all of the hot glue gun mistakes.