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DIY over sized bow headband tutorial

I LURV these headbands. And you will too.

Now I don’t presume that you need to be told how to glue stuff onto stuff. Its not rocket science. But I do want to tell you my favorite way to jazz up a headband. ok so go gather the supplies. Fabric, scissors, hot glue gun and glue sticks, measuring tape, and headband. I got mine in a pack of 5 from target for $5ish. They were already covered in cloth, because i have a giant skull and the not cloth covered kinds hurt me.

Measure your head band, how long it is and how wide it is. Add one inch to the length and double the width. (example- mine was 14 inches long and 1/2 inch wide so my measurements ended up being 15inches by 1inch.

Cut a piece of fabric to that measurement.  Then cut 2 rectangles measuring 6 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches. Then one more rectangle triple the width of your headband (example - mine was 1/2inch wide so my rectangle was 1 1/2 inches wide) by 1/2 inch.)

Hot glue your two same size rectangles together around the edge with a thin line of glue.

Trim around the edges to remove any overlap or frays. Leaving you with a nice neat rectangle.

Next, take your longest rectangle and glue it to your head band all along the outside edge and then folded in on the inside edges on the ends.

Then glue one side edge down all along the inside then the other side to completely cover the headband. Trim any excess.

After that, pinch the middle sized rectangle in its middle to form a bow shape. Squeeze a little dabblet of glue into the crevices where you pinched on both sides to secure the bow shape.

Next decide where on your headband you want to have your bow sit. (A mirrior could come in pretty handy in this step.) Then put a little dot of glue on the headband and stick the bow on there.

Finally stick a dot of glue on the top of the bow…….

And wrap your smallest rectangle around the middle of the bow securing it on the inside of the headband with more glue.

That’s pretty much it. Trim any excess or frays. It may fray some more but it’ll be shabby chic in that way.

Now get creative. You can do bigger bows, smaller bows, different shapes for the bows (i did one with a round yet pointy bow and it looks very cat ears-esque), crazy fabric (leather and denim are on my list of ones to do), jewels, feathers, buttons, anything. the possibilities are absolutely out this world. Now wear it around town and make strangers jealous.

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