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Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas headbands

My daughters will be performing in our church's Christmas musical and dramatic program next weekend. Perhaps you remember, they both have very long, red hair. To hold their hair off their faces for the performance, I made each a new headband. One silver. One gold.

I did this the same way as I made other headbands, a while back, covering plastic headbands with ribbon. This time, I used silver and gold ribbon. I bought 1  1/4 yards of each metallic ribbon. However I could have done these with just 1 yard, I think. I have about 9 inches of each left over. But at least I didn't have to scrimp as I was winding the ribbon. So a bit left over may be a good thing. 

The plastic headbands (from the dollar store), the ribbon and the hot glue cost about $2 per headband. And they took only about 10 minutes each to make. A quick, inexpensive accessory to make for holiday wear.

One daughter will be wearing a black dress with silver accents. So I thought the silver headband would look great for her. The other daughter will be wearing a teal dress with a gold shrug. The gold headband looks like a perfect match.


  1. How sweet! As my hair is getting longer I need to find a source for adult sized head bands or invest in some barrettes. I'm constantly finding myself wearing it all pulled up in a clip with no variation.

    1. Hi Shara,
      I know what you mean. I'm way overdue for a haircut, so around the house I'm mostly wearing it in a pony tail. Not terribly lovely! Good luck finding what you need.

  2. Beautiful headbands. At least this time there are no white shirts you're trying to whiten for them to wear in the program.

    1. Hi live and learn,
      Thankfully no dingy white shirts this time, (you have a great memory!)

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    1. Thanks, Pamela! My two daughters were really thrilled when they saw them. These girls love hair accessories!

  4. Those are pretty, Lili. They will look good with the outfits they are going to wear. :) Those would make nice gifts for friends too. :)

    1. Thank you, Belinda!
      Yes, I think they'd be a nice and easy-to-make gift, too.


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