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to go with a bowl of Butter Chicken
I've always wanted to get a headband like this. But I am not really keen on spending $5 or more on one. So, being the crafty and stingy person that I always am, I decided to make one myself! I made one under 15 minutes last night and wore it on my day out with my friend today! The best part is that I think I am the only one in the world who has this headband because I bought my trimming from a rather unknown craft store. HAHAHAHA.

Posted by gwenstella from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia • Published See gwenstella's 41 projects »
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  • How to make a hairband / headband. Diy: Ethnic/Bohemian Headband - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get your materials!

  • How to make a hairband / headband. Diy: Ethnic/Bohemian Headband - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now we need to cut 2 pieces of the ribbon. How much is enough? Just enough to do the following: Fold over to cover the end of the ribbon, wrap around the sides.

  • How to make a hairband / headband. Diy: Ethnic/Bohemian Headband - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now wrap the trimming around your head (across the forehead) to see how much trimming you need to make one headband. For your references, my head measures about 21” and I used about 18” of the trimming.

    Cut 4 inches of the elastic.

    Now you have: 2 pieces of ribbon, 4” of elastic and 18” of trimming. You should burn the ends of the ribbon to prevent them from fraying!

  • How to make a hairband / headband. Diy: Ethnic/Bohemian Headband - Step 4
    Step 4

    Start sewing! Wrap one end of the trimming as shown and sew the top to secure the ribbon.

  • How to make a hairband / headband. Diy: Ethnic/Bohemian Headband - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now sew one end of the elastic to the same edge.

  • How to make a hairband / headband. Diy: Ethnic/Bohemian Headband - Step 6
    Step 6

    Wrap the ribbon around the sides (just like what you have done earlier to test the amount of ribbon required) and sew the bottom.

    Sew the top again!

  • How to make a hairband / headband. Diy: Ethnic/Bohemian Headband - Step 7
    Step 7

    Do the same for the other end of the trimming with the other end of the elastic!

    DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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szna
szna
love the simplicity of this headband, it's great and i'll have the very simillar for the new year's party!
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sunshine
sunshine · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 5 projects
@Brooks Z. is that bad?

i love the headband, thanks!
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Brooks Z.
Brooks Z. · Madison, Wisconsin, US · 74 projects
you wear a looot of jewlrey
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brandYlee
brandYlee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 9 projects
dang, i was hoping when i made it and put it on my mind would project a bowl of savory butter chicken... Happy oh well i guess i have to make it the ole fashioned way
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gwenstella
gwenstella · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 41 projects
thanks live2create! i LOVE it too. and pssst, i got it on eBay for a mere 2.80AUD

lucky~ (n_n)
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live2create
live2create · Ottawa, Ontario, CA · 13 projects
ps- your owl ring is awesome! haha
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live2create
live2create · Ottawa, Ontario, CA · 13 projects
wonderful! has a nice finished look - luv it! Happy
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gwenstella
gwenstella · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 41 projects
hee hee hee brandYlee! no it's best to go with butter chicken. you have to find your own butter chicken! (n_n)
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brandYlee
brandYlee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 9 projects
very nice! so if i make this it also comes with butter chicken? ;)
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