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a really fun and easy DIY that is perfectly cute and creative
I'm all about speed, ease, and thrift when it comes to DIYs, and this one is no exception because not only do I take the step-by-step approach, but it's made using simple items you probably already have in your home, and it took about 7 1/2 minutes to make!! Just the way I like it. haha. You can easily follow using just the pictures, but some people prefer the dirty details, so now everyone's happy! Okay here we go!

Posted by emilymeyers13 from Twin Falls, Idaho, United States • Published See emilymeyers13's 7 projects »
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  • How to recycle a tape measure headband. Diy: Tape Measure Headband  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Step #1: Cut the first end of your tape measure off at the 4" line, and the opposite end off at the 59" line. Glue both ends together overlapping 1 inch, putting the 9 next to the 3, to make the whole thing about 6 inches long.

  • How to recycle a tape measure headband. Diy: Tape Measure Headband  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Step #2: Starting from the 59" mark on your tape measure, begin gluing to your plastic headband by leaving 1" of space on the end to wrap around the end and glue to itself.

  • How to recycle a tape measure headband. Diy: Tape Measure Headband  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Step #3: Add glue to about 1/3 of the headband and carefully apply the tape measure to the hot glue (don't burn yourself!). Once you reach the other side clip off the tape measure leaving 1" and wrap it around and glue to itself.

  • How to recycle a tape measure headband. Diy: Tape Measure Headband  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Step #4: Cut a length of your tape measure from the 4 inch mark where you made your first cut, to the 13" mark. it will be 9" long. Glue the ends together overlapping 1/2 inch and forming a loop. Pinch the center of your loop together and secure with more hot glue. set aside

  • How to recycle a tape measure headband. Diy: Tape Measure Headband  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Step #5: Cut another length of your tape measure, only this time cut it six inches from your last cut. (from the 13" mark to the 19" mark.) Repeat the process of gluing the ends together 1/2 inch and then forming a little bow and gluing it together in the middle.

  • How to recycle a tape measure headband. Diy: Tape Measure Headband  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Step #6: Place your 6" long strip to wherever you want your bow on your headband and secure with your hot glue. Place your biggest big bow over the top and glue, then your smaller bow on top of that, and glue! Lastly you're going to cut a little 1 1/2 inch piece of your measuring tape and wrap around the middle of your bow and headband, securing with hot glue. and you're all done!

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