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Ribbon Woven Headband Tutorial

Amongst the long list of my favorite things about Christmas is the pure elegance of silver and gold accent colors, crystal dishes and Christmas tree ornaments and all of the glitter sprinkled around home decor, presents, and holiday attire! I love the beauty of this season in things you can see but also all of the things that you can’t and today, Cherie is sharing a lovely and elegant Woven Headband created from gorgeous holiday inspired ribbon that you can definitely see and definitely won’t want to miss! Enjoy!

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Headbands are the cutest and easiest way to keep your little ones hair out of her eyes.  I wouldn’t have made it through my daughters awkward short hair (after she cut her own hair) without them!  They are so cute on all hair lengths and it’s fun to have a collection to match their wardrobe! Who’s with me?

Today I’m going to show you how to make this woven headband.
Supplies Needed:

  • 4 Pieces of 3/8″ Ribbon cut to 40″ and sealed
  • Glue Gun
  • 1″ Headband
  • Lighter
  • Alligator Clip

Red Silver Metallic Emerald Plastic Headbands
Holiday Headband

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You can use any variation of colors from one to four.  I used 3 colors and glued the silvers together so they would be the center color.  I chose red and green to be the outer triangles.
Glue your ribbons together as shown in the picture above.

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Then glue the ribbons together to form an “X”.  If you just use two colors you can glue two 80″ ribbons together in an “X”.

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Glue the ribbons to the inside of the headband.

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Take the top right ribbon and bring it across the front of the headband.

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Now take the top left ribbon and bring it across.

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Take the ribbon that you just brought across and take it around the back.

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Take the remaining ribbon across the front of the headband so that all four ribbons are on one side.

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Lift the top ribbon that is in the front so that it’s out of the way for a second.

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Bring the top back ribbon across the front.

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Now take the ribbon that was out of the way and bring it through the other ribbons around to the other side.  Now you should have two ribbons on each side again and you are ready to start over.

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When you get to this point, it helps to clip the ribbons in place with an alligator clip.

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Just move the alligator clip as you go.
When you get to the end of the headband glue ribbon in place as you weave then cut the ends and seal them with a lighter.

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It looks cute as is but you can also clip a bow to it if you want.  It’s nice to have options.


Thank you for this beautiful headband Cherie! It is gorgeous and would make the funnest accessory for not only this giving holiday season but for any season, special event or everyday wear! The Ribbon Retreat has so many amazing ribbon colors and designs, you could literally have a headband to match perfectly for every occasion!

I love headbands that make a statement! I especially love holiday headbands that accentuate your favorite colors, favorite team, holiday or outfit! Check out these other incredible headbands that are not only adorable but perfect for every festivity and occasion!

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What is your favorite accessory to wear or to create? I would love to hear your ideas for a little inspiration of my own!

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4 Comments

  1. Pat C.
    Posted November 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    How sweet, Cherie! It’s a style that suits girls of all ages. Thank you for the detailed instructions and excellent pics.: ) xoxo

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted November 29, 2014 at 5:20 am | Permalink

      Thank you Pat! Isn’t this headband so pretty and fun for all the girls in our lives? Thank you again Pat and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  2. Robin
    Posted May 5, 2016 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    I just made 2 for my niece who is 5 and she loves them! I’m new to crafting and enjoyed making these. The photos helped so much with the detailed instructions! The hardest part for me is the first few and last few weaves. I’ll get there though…any suggestions or advice? Thanks!! 🌞

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted May 19, 2016 at 9:04 am | Permalink

      Hi Robin! Yay! Good job, and I bet they are adorable. The only advice I have is to keep practicing and each time will get easier and easier! Good luck! Have a wonderful day and thank you for sharing! Michelle 🙂

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