Our amazing ribbon guru, Nicole, found this lovely grosgrain ribbon headband on Pinterest and decided to try her hand at recreating it. We took step-by-step pictures so you could make your own!
You will need:
a wide plastic headband,
7/16″ wide strong double sided tape (we like either Meriken or Wonder Tape brand),
1 1/4 yards of 3/4″ wide grosgrain ribbon,
1/2 yard of 1 1/2″ wide grosgrain ribbon,
hot glue gun and glue sticks,
Begin by cutting the narrower grosgrain ribbon into
twelve 3″ pieces,
one 6″ piece,
and one 2 1/2″ piece.
Leave the wide grosgrain ribbon in one piece.
Cover one side of the wide grosgrain ribbon with double sided tape and peel off the backing. Lay the ribbon, sticky tape side down and centered, on the plastic headband and fold ends over. You will have some ribbon overhanging the edge of the headband, so wrap that around and press it onto the underside of the headband.
Take the twelve 3″ pieces of narrow ribbon and fold in half. Apply a small line of hot glue on one end and press the other end onto it, creating a tear-drop shaped loop. Repeat for each 3″ piece so you have twelve loops.
Put the headband on and determine how low you want your ribbon loops to go. We chose to start just above the ear. With the loop-side down, glue the first loop straight onto the covered headband, aligned with the edges. Glue the next loop above and overlapping the first, and angled to the left. Then glue the next loop above and to the right. Continue gluing the loops in this pattern.
Create a bow with the remaining pieces of narrow grosgrain ribbon. Overlap the ends of the 6″ piece of ribbon to create a round loop. Flatten the loop with the overlapped ends in the center and glue to secure. Wrap your last piece of ribbon, the 2 1/2″ piece around the center and glue. Finally, glue this bow onto the headband, overlapping the ends of your last loop.
Helpful Hints: Fray check can be used on the cut ends of the ribbon to prevent them from fraying.
We think the finished headband looks simple and sophisticated. It’s perfect for when you still want to be a bit girly, but without fussy frills. Where will you wear this pretty, elegant accessory?