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How to Make a Mix-and-Match Headband for Ribbon Flowers & More…

Let’s learn how to make a headband today and then create flowers for headbands and more! I have always loved headbands, especially ribbon headbands. Ribbon headbands are not a new concept, rather, they allow you to change your headband accessories with ease, and I’m all about that! As luck would have it, my girls love their hair accessories as much as I do, so this hair craft was perfect!

DIY Headband Tutorial for kids - mix and match headband system kids can make for their ribbon flowers - three ribbon flowers shown
This homemade mix & match headband system works great for all those ribbon flowers you have made!

How to Make a Headband & Flowers for Headbands

Previously, we got started making ribbon flowers and then made…well, a lot of ribbon flowers!

My kids wanted to wear the ribbon flowers in their hair, pinned in their bangs, on top of headbands, as accessories on their purse straps, etc. One flower can not be in three places! Unless we created a mix-and-match headband system that allows an easy change of the ribbon flowers.’

How to Make a Ribbon and Flower Headband

This is such a great tutorial to make cute headbands. This isn’t for stretchy headbands, but traditional ones. But it can be made with a wider headband. Either way, it is still as stylish headband.

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Assortment of finished ribbon flowers with different types of embellishments like pearls, diamonds and more - all bright colors
We had so many beautiful ribbons that we had to find a way to use them!

Supplies Needed for DIY Headband

  • Chunky head band
  • Roughly 6″ of ribbon – here are some of our favorites
  • Simple, solid ribbon set colors in blue, green, rose, yellow, pink, mustard, light pink, nude, light blue and orange
  • Check out this ribbon set with pattern assortment that has daisies, butterflies, roses and more
  • This fringe fabric chiffon silk-like ribbon makes the coolest fringy ribbon flowers
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • An assortment of accessories and ribbon flowers attached to hair clips
  • Add your own hair clips with these 2 inch snap hair clips
  • Or these 2.4 inch no bend hair clips
  • Or these double prong alligator clips

How to Make Headband System to Change Out Accessories

Steps for DIY Headband Tutorial for kids - steps for making easy change out headband system - glue three strips of ribbon, clip accessories to the ribbon
The three stripes of ribbon attached to the headband will allow for up to 5 accessories like ribbon flowers to be added!

Step 1

First thing you want to do is pick one side of the head band. Glue one end of the ribbon inside the headband.

Step 2

Wrap the ribbon around the headband. You will want three “stripes” of ribbon around the headband.

Step 3

Glue the other end into the inside of the head band.

Step 4

The head band looks fun and cheery with only the ribbon… but it comes to life with flowers clipped into the “stripes” of the ribbon.

Step 5

You can unclip flowers and clip new ones in – change the flowers to match your outfits. The final result is so amazing!

Notes:

The three-stripe headband system can hold up to 5 accessories.  Add some feather backing and button accents!

DIY Headband Tutorial for kids - finished mix and match headband system shown with three beautiful pink ribbon flowers
How will you ever choose what accessories to use on your headband?

We have continued to create new ribbon flowers in different color combinations and started adding some other accessories attached to clips so they can be used as well. These DIY fabric headbands are so easy to make.

Materials

  • Chunky head band
  • Roughly 6″ of ribbon
  • Glue Gun
  • An assortment of accessories and ribbon flowers attached to hair clips

Instructions

  1. Pick one side of the head band. Glue one end of the ribbon inside the headband.
  2. Wrap the ribbon around the headband. You will want three “stripes” of ribbon around the headband.
  3.  Glue the other end into the inside of the head band.
  4. The head band looks fun and cheery with only the ribbon… but it comes to life with flowers clipped into the “stripes” of the ribbon.
  5. You can unclip flowers and clip new ones in – change the flowers to match your outfits.

Notes

The three-stripe headband system can hold up to 5 accessories.  Add some feather backing and button accents!

Check out how to make a DIY hair bow display to make it easy to find all your favorite hair accessories.

More DIY Headband Ideas

  • This floral headband is such a pretty headband. And you can make these on thin headbands or wide headbands. It’s also a great way to use fabric scraps.
  • There are so many different styles of these to make. Use all sorts of different colors when it comes to the piece of fabric you choose.
  • Make a simple headband with one flower. Or if you’re making one of those baby headbands you can use a big flower right in the middle!
  • You can add another simple accessory like some beads, ribbon, lace. Make the finished headband your own and something you can be proud of!

Our Experience Making Flowers for Headbands & More

I fully endorse this idea since I am always changing my mind.  This will work for not only my kids, but me!

A headband can be simple and I can appreciate something simple that goes with everything, however, I have always been one for flare and I won’t lie, my daughter has followed my footsteps in that department.

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What colors did you use when you made your interchangeable headband system?



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