DIY Wig Headband

DIY.  SAVE MONEY.

I’ve gotta warn you that this just might be my weirdest project yet but I couldn’t resist posting about it.  It all came about when I saw one of my best friend’s post a picture of her little girl Micara trying on her new headband that was made to look like Repunzel’s hair off of Tangled.  I have to admit, I was kinda grossed out, something about fake hair makes me gag.

After my initial gagging reflex, an idea popped into my head…my mom had but a big box of craft and sewing supplies at an auction and had passed it along to me.  Inside that box were several bags of doll hair.  I’ve almost thrown it out several times because I had no idea what I would do with it…you see where I’m going with this.  I decided to make my own HAIRband and even though I can’t say it actually looks pretty or anything, I am hoping that in the future a bunch of little girls will have fun playing dress up with it!

diy wig headband

Supplies:
  • bag of doll hair
  • headband
  • hot glue gun
  • tape
Game Plan:

1.  Using a hot glue gun, glue hair to headband all around the top, leaving about 2 inches blank on each side.

brave hair headband

diy wig headband

diy wig headband

2.  Create a braid with some strands of hair.

Tape one end of the hair to your table so you can braid it.  Braid it the length of your headband and tie knots with the hair on both ends.

diy wig headband

diy wig headband

3.  Glue braid on top of the headband, covering up the messy parts where you glued.

diy wig headband

diy wig headband

4.  Trim the hair to even it up.

diy wig headband

BEFORE the trim

diy wig headband

AFTER the trim

5.  Glue a bow to the hair if desired.

I went with green because the hair reminded me of Merida off of Brave and green seems to be her color.

diy wig headband

diy wig headband

Have fun dressing up and being silly!

diy wig headband

Emden trying on the HAIRband

diy wig headband

She wasn't too crazy about it now, but I'm hoping when she's older she'll have fun with it

diy wig headband

diy wig headband

So, I had been thinking about going curly and red...

diy wig headband

but I've now decided to stay with my straight black since I find this photo a bit frightening

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