I am so excited to introduce you to today’s project, because I have been wanting to learn for a while now how to make this adorable headband! Have you ever looked at a project and thought to yourself, “How in the world do they make that?” I find myself asking that question multiple times a day! So, without further ado, the talented Cherie is going to teach us how to make this exquisite little Military Braid Headband embellished with fun Fall inspired flowers! And, the best part…this braided headband is actually super easy to make and is absolutely lovely when it is all done! Enjoy!
The Military Braid is one of those things that’s simple, but doesn’t look like it is. My favorite! This braid is so addicting you might want to make a headband in every color!
For this headband you will need:
- 1/4″ Headband
- 3 yards of 3/8″ Ribbon (different colors if you want)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Flowers or Pre-Made Bow (optional)
- Alligator Clip
You need about 2 1/2 times the length of the headband for each ribbon, that was about 40″ for my 16″ headband.
Tighten the long part of the left ribbon loop (light brown). You tighten the ribbon by pulling it down until it is snug around your other ribbon. The clip is really nice because it holds everything in place but still allows you to tighten.
I had just tightened the light brown, or left ribbon so I made a loop with it and put it through the other loop. Its just making loops and taking turns putting them through each other! Once you get the hang of it you can really get going!
The Ribbon Retreat has such cute flowers all ready to go! I just glued some flowers and a sequin bow onto the headband. Super easy! You could glue a pre-made bow on which would also be super cute just more work!
Thank you Cherie! You are one talented lady, and I am one excited gal to try this fun hair accessory. Although my little girlee won’t wear headbands right now, I still can’t wait to make her a couple in hopes that the day soon comes when she doesn’t rip them from her curly little head and gently toss them on the ground. Haha!
Headbands are great accessories for spicing up any outfit. I love that this headband offers the option of going solo and working as only a headband, showing off that gorgeous braided ribbon, or how you can simply clip or hot glue a bow or bundle of flowers right to the ribbon. Here are a few more headbands that also make wonderful accessories to add to your holiday or everyday outfits!