Today let's talk headbands. Seriously, my girls (especially Raya) are obsessed with hair accessories, especially headbands! So the other day I made them a headband holder on the spur of the moment and I thought I'd share a little tutorial.
Let me start by saying this was a spur of the moment, 15 minute project with materials I had on hand! I would add some things to "pretty" it up if I was actually preparing ahead of time :-P I originally thought about just buying something similiar on Etsy, but then I got looking and found that most people were selling holders that only had room for a few headbands....and my girls have so many I needed to be able to supersize it! So I came up with this...
|I got tired after a little bit so there are only 15 loops right now....I have space at the bottom to add many more, but for now I just put hair clippies on the bottom part.|
I used a quick straight stitch on my sewing machine to attach the loops, but you could also use those iron on "no sew" strip adhesives, or glue, or handstich. It doesn't have to be pretty if you space the loops like I did because each loop covers the top of the one below it so your sewing (or whatever) doesn't even show.
|You can see my light pink stitching where I attached the loops|
Up top I just used hot pink ribbon to tie a bow and hang it from a nail in the girls' bedroom----if I had planned ahead though I would have gotten one of those cheap wooden plaques you can buy at any craft store---paint it and put a monogram or name on it etc. and use that to hang the ribbon from. Then the top is a little more decorative :-)
And since Trendy Tot Tuesday isn't complete without a fashion show, here are just a few of the headbands the girls have worn in the past:
|handmade from local boutique|
|Floral headband from The Children's Place|
|White bow headband from Children's Place|
|The Children's Place headband|
|Local boutique headband|
|Red polkadots from Claires|
|Of course this one from yesterday's post---also The Children's Place|
....looks like I have a thing for The Children's Place headbands! haha. They are always a great price though and they have super cute ones. Check them out---if your kid won't leave them on at least pick up a couple for photoshoots---they make a great "prop"! :-)