TBC Crafters 18 – Ribbon Wrapped Headband

Crafty Thursday again! Time really flies and it is officially Spring now. The flowers blossom and the Spring Break is around the corner. Originally, I have ordered some rabbit embellishments and ruffle flowers. I was thinking to make an Easter craft. When I looked through my craft supplies treasures, I found some plain headbands and of course, I have tons of ribbons (good enough to wrap around my apartment hundreds of times!). Suddenly, I remember the ribbon wrapped headbands that I have seen in Facebook and YouTube before. I decided to make one for my little girly stuff lover. I watched a few of videos in YouTube but still not really figure out how. Well, working on the real stuff really help me to click. No more than 10 minutes, I was half way done and this is my first ribbon wrapped headband for my little sweetie.

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Materials needed:

A plain plastic headband (I used 3/4″ wide one)

4 x 3 feet long 3/8″ wide ribbons of various colors/patterns

Double-side adhesive tapes


Step-by-step instructions:

1) Heat seal each side of the ribbons (always do that when you use ribbons to craft, this is basic) and stick the 4 strips of ribbons together in a pattern of a “cross).

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2) Use double-side adhesive tape to fix the ribbon “cross” at the back of one tip of the headband. I would use the color of the ribbon to explain the following procedures.

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3) Start knitting the ribbons and wrap them around the headband. First of all, fold the lime ribbon down and wrap around the headband.

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4) Then, fold red dotted ribbon down and cover the green one, then wrap around the headband.

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5) Then, fold the aqua one on top of the red dotted ribbon. Finally, pull the pink dotted one on top of the aqua one and wrap it around the headband.

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6) You can see a pattern that the lime and aqua appear in alternative in the middle of the headband. They are the ones at the right hand side at the beginning and the 2 dotted ribbons appear alternative at the 2 sides of the headband.

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7) Finally, reserve 1/2″ of the ribbons and cut them at the end of the headband. Using double-side adhesive tapes to secure the end. Wrap 2 pieces of ribbons on both ends of the headbands to hind the imperfectness.

I was thinking to add the ribbon embellishment or ruffle flower that I have but the headband itself is so colorful. Adding more element would definitely distraction. You can make a unique headband for yourself or your little girl with different combination of ribbons.

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8 thoughts on “TBC Crafters 18 – Ribbon Wrapped Headband

  1. roseapowell

    Ah, like a french braid, this looks a bit complicated to me, not enough to deter me though. But I love the color combination. I do have one question though, you mention, heat sealing the ribbon, how do you do that?

    1. Mag@GirlyCreation Post author

      It is more simple than a French braid but needs a bit of effort to figure it out the pattern. Heat sealing the ribbon is easy, just run a lighter quickly below the 2 ends of the ribbons. You can see the shabby ends melt a bit so it has to be fast to avoid burning the ribbon.


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