My 3 Monsters: Easy Bandana Headband

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4.26.2014

Easy Bandana Headband

Super Easy Bandana Headband at my3monsters.com
Hi everyone!  I am always jealous of people who can wear things, like bandanas or scarves, wrapped around their heads.  My head must be a funny shape or something because nothing stays on it like that.  The back starts to slip up and the top starts to slip back and, before long, I have abandoned the idea altogether.  I decided to attempt to make a bandana headband that would actually stay on my head.

I wish I had done it long ago because it was so easy!  It only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish, and that includes the time it took the hot glue gun to heat up.  This would be a fun project to do with a group of teenage girls.  {Maybe I'll have to put it on the list of camp crafts this year . . .}  Here's how I did it:



Super Easy Bandana Headband Tutorial

Step 1:  Fold the bandana in half diagonally to make a triangle.  Beginning at the top point of the triangle, roll up the bandana toward the straight edge.  Take the two ends of your rolled bandana and tie them in a knot, leaving the tails as long as you want them to be.  Your bandana will be tied in a loop.

Super Easy Bandana Headband at my3monsters.com
Step 2:  Take a thin headband {the skinny metal ones work great!} and feed one end of it through the bottom of the knot as shown above.  Place the knot on the headband where you would like it to sit on your head --I put mine slightly off center -- then cut the bandana so that it reaches to the end of the headband on each side.  You will be cutting an approximately 2-inch chunk out of the bandana loop.

Super Easy Bandana Headband at my3monsters.com
Step 3:  At one end of the headband, sandwich the headband in between the folds of the bandana fabric so it is hidden.  Pinch the bandana fabric around the end of the headband and put a dab of hot glue on the inside to hold it.  Hot glue a small piece of grosgrain ribbon to the end, wrap it around a couple of times and secure the end with more hot glue to give it a nice finished look, as shown above.  Repeat for the other side.

Super Easy Bandana Headband at my3monsters.com
Step 4:  Use a little bit of hot glue to close the fold of the bandana around the headband on each side.  This just helps everything to stay in its proper place as you wear the headband.  

Super Easy Bandana Headband at my3monsters.com
Super Easy Bandana Headband at my3monsters.com
I love the way it looks with a messy top knot as Sydney is modelling it, but it would also be cute with the hair down.  This may just be my go-to summer hairstyle!  They're so easy and inexpensive, you could make one to match every outfit.  



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Happy Crafting!

Amy


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