Thursday, April 2, 2009

Another headband...

Making a new headband is so fast and easy that it makes me feel very productive.

second headband

This new one is slightly different from the last. Instead of braiding, I tried knotting it.

Want to make one? It's very, very simple, especially if you used to spend lots of time making friendship bracelets.

friendship-knot

Once again, I just tied it around my head. One of these days I'm going to get some elastic.


*This tutorial is provided for personal use only. Please do not sell this tutorial or create items for re-sale using this tutorial. Tutorial may be re-published only with my permission.

45 comments:

  1. What great instructions. I just had my hair cut, but will make one for a friend that always wear some cool headband. THANK-YOU!

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  2. I need to try this since my hair is so fine...but I can't do elastics as they make my head hurt. Great instructions

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  3. that mint green looks so pretty against your hair. and i must say, i rather like the idea of a simple tie in the back!

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  4. thanks for the instructions! I can never wear these things because they always slip off my head, but I'm going to try this!

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  5. these look so easy, my 6 yr old would love to make this too! fun!!

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  6. This is so cute! And easy! Thanks so much for sharing the instructions!

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  7. Friendship bracelets were the funnest. What a pretty green!

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  8. Yay, thanks! I'm going to try this later.

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  9. Clever- I should make one for my tot!

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  10. Thanks! I am totally going to try it!

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  11. They look so fun and clever!

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  12. This is such a pretty color and I love your instructions.

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  13. You are so cute! And crafty.

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  14. Dude, this is SO gonna be our next Christmas party craft. Wonder if there is a way to weave in something special, like a flower or brooch or something?

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  15. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those!! That is so funny and brings back so many memories with friendship bracelets. I use to make them all the time. I even bought thick rope and made plant-hangers! You could start a buisness ya know? I bet you could weave in some metalic gold or silver for something special. Thanks for the ideas, I have so much extra fabric. I wear headbands and ribbins all the time, so I'm giving it a go!
    XO

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  16. So cute! I especially like your easy instructions. Ah, the good ol' days of friendship bracelets that were worn until they disintegrated.

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  17. Oh how lovely! I definitely want to make one!

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  18. Oh, love the illustration and instructions. It turned out beautifully!

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  19. What a sweet little tutorial. Thanks for sharing, and your headband looks great! :)

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  20. That's a fantastic color against your hair (which happens to be incredibly shiny and jealousy-inducing). Way to rock it!

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  21. Looove this! The color is really pretty.

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  22. i actually saw one of these style headbands in a store today and thought of you and your homemade ones.

    i also thought about you while i was buying a new top just after i said i needed to save some money this month. eeee.

    (i'm still admiring your self-control!)

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  23. Thank you so much for the tutorial! I've been looking for something like this. Now I can wear my own creation.

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  24. Thanks for sharing. I must try it.

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  25. Thanks Rachel! I will be passing this on onto my nieces too. xoxo

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  26. How adorable and you included instructions! Thank you for sharing this!

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  27. oooh clever - I love this, when I have some time I will see if I can make one as lovely as yours!

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  28. WOW very nice of you to post this...thanks! :))))

    Jen Ramos
    'Cards & Prints You'll Love...'
    www.madebygirl.com
    madebygirl.blogspot.com

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  29. looks veryy easy, do you use the same string to make the four each time? or do you alternate strings to whichever string is on the right?

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  30. I really love this idea I just don't really know what to do after the final step on your diagram. Is there any way that you could go a little further in the process?

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  31. loved the idea, and the project turned out perfectly. I gave you credit and linked here. thank youuu!

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  32. This is amazing! I love it. I just lost my job so it is a DIY Christmas and this will be perfecto for friend!

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  33. Hey, just dropping by and saying-
    YOU HAVE THE SAME GLASSES AS ME!
    love your tutorials, keep up the good work!~

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  34. So fun! I used to make friendship bracelets to "sell" when I was little too. I lived in a coldesac, however, and wasn't allowed to go out of it to sell things. Needless to say, I sold 4. One to each house in the circle.

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  35. Thanks, Rachel! We included this on our website :) http://fashionableearth.org/blog/2010/04/07/diy-headbands/

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  36. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this! I LOVE headbands and I'm definitely a poor college student. Thank you!

    Caroline
    Vanilla Bean & Ers

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  37. what type of fabric/ ribbon works the best?

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  38. @ anon - Fabric works best here, rather than ribbon. I used ~1" strips of a 100% cotton fabric. Cotton/linen blends also work well. Ribbon is hard to work with because it wants to lie flat, whereas the fabric will bunch into more of a cordlike shape, which is reminiscent of the embroidery thread that friendship bracelets are normally made with.

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  39. how long of strips should you start out with?

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  40. How do you attach the fabric to it? My hair is short so I can't simply tie it. :(

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  41. you should put how long each strip is to start off. I just tried to make it and totally wasted a bunch of fabric.

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