Thursday, January 27, 2011

Project: A headband to hide a haircut

It's a rite of passage for all parents and children. The day they cut their own hair. This is followed by days and months of how to cleverly hide the renegade locks such kiddo creativity produces.

Because of how our charming 3 yr old chopped her hair we have been sentenced to two styles: The headband or clippies on each side. It wasn't enough to chop one area, she got two. I can't entirely blame her. She had an accomplice. Our 5 yr old son apparently helped with her new hair style. She gave him the scissors and held still long enough for him to use them. Yes, this earned them both big fat timeouts.

Today were making another headband that I thought added some fun funky style, plus it hides more of the areas she chopped off than just a flower.

24 inches of 7/8 ribbon
*we used 7/8 white swirls on bubble gum from*
Embellishment of your choice
Hot glue gun
Ribbon covered headband (instructions on previous blog entry)

Heat seal your 7/8 ribbon and loop it over to about 1 1/2 inches. Crease and tack underneath with hot glue.

Continue making as many loops as you like, we made 5, and the trimmed any excess off and heat sealed with our lighter.

Hot Glue your loopy strip to your ribbon covered headband and embellish as desired.

(Someone loved it so much we had to make a second one with candy embellishments!)


  1. Thanks for posting! I just finished making one, working on the headband now.

  2. Would LOVE to see your finished one. These are soooo easy and quick to do!

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