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Cost
$ $ $ $ $
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Time
5 mins

Pretty cool, huh?
I made this very quickly, so it could have been finished a bit better. I hope you like it! And just to let you know, the thing in the first picture which look a bit like pliers is actually my single hole punch.

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  • How to recycle a tape measure headband. Tape Measure Headband - Step 1
    Step 1

    Firts of all gather your materials!

    (I didn't really know the proper name of what I call hole punch stickers, but I think you will know what I mean when you see them. They are in the yellow box.)

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

    Cut a length of tape measure which fits over your head from ear to ear. (The place where a normal hair band would sit.)

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

    At each end, punch a hole at least half a centimeter away, otherwise it will break.

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

    Cover each hole with a hole punch sticker. These make it stronger.

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

    Next, measure a length of elastic which is long enough to connect the tape measure around your head. Then double it, and add an inch to allow it to be tied.

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

    Then thread one end of the elastic through one hole from the outside - in. Repeat this on the other side...

  • How to recycle a tape measure headband. Tape Measure Headband - Step 7
    Step 7

    ... so it looks like this.

  • How to recycle a tape measure headband. Tape Measure Headband - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pull each end through...

  • How to recycle a tape measure headband. Tape Measure Headband - Step 9
    Step 9

    ...and tie up, making sure it fits snuggly around your head.

  • How to recycle a tape measure headband. Tape Measure Headband - Step 10
    Step 10

    And there you (should) have your cool new headband.

    If you have any questions, or I have made no sense, please just say!

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harrylaa
harrylaa · 20 projects
Thank you!
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CO + K User

This is so cute! I'm going to try this out!! xxxx Thank you. Say hi to Beth Happy
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Ireth primula
Ireth primula · Ashwater, England, GB · 4 projects
Very imaginative my jazz bum friend!!!
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Ireth primula
Ireth primula · Ashwater, England, GB · 4 projects
Very imaginative my jazz bum friend!!!
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harrylaa
harrylaa · 20 projects
Thanks guys!
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Lovette'sz-xoxo
Lovette'sz-xoxo · 15 projects
cool Happy
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Lena Landmine
Lena Landmine · Hell, Michigan, US
I looove this. Unfortunately, my head is retarded and elastic style head bands always slip off my head. lol. I'll have to try doing this with a plastic hair band.
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Birgitta
Birgitta · Nacka, Västernorrland County, SE · 2 projects
Very Cute!
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HollyPolly
HollyPolly · Chesterfield, England, GB · 33 projects
Very cute, I'll make one now! (If I have the stuff)
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Cherry Kitten Bomb
Cherry Kitten Bomb · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 19 projects
Soooo in love with this. I have to make some. Thanks for sharing!
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