My girls love headbands but as they get older it’s harder to find pretty ones that aren’t babyish. Solution? Make your own! It’s easy, almost free and you can make some today!

How to make a DIY headband

Image source: Pinterest


What you’ll need:

  • Old t-shirt(s)
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape


  1. Cut two 4 cms strips across both layers of the t-shirt – do not use the hemmed bottom edge of the shirt.
  2. Gently pull and stretch the strips until the material rolls into itself.
  3. Loop pieces together as pictured.
  4. Pull ends gently until you have a Celtic knot.
  5. Measure headband on head to see how long to cut the ends – they should just meet.
  6. Cut a piece of t-shirt fabric 6.5cms by 9cms.
  7. Glue together ends of headband and glue and wrap extra bit of t-shirt around ends.
  8. Leave to dry for a few minutes and the headband is ready to wear.

My girls would love these headbands, they look great, they could even make them themselves and I’m sure we have some old t-shirts we could use too.

Do you think you’ll make some? SHARE with us in the comments below.

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  • I will never throw out an old tshirt ever again. There are so many uses to recycle them on MoMs


  • These are cute! I love how easy the headbands are to make and you can make one to match every outfit.


  • you wouldn’t even know that this was hand made! wow that is pretty cool looking! i will try this one day


  • Wow, they look really great, thanks!


  • What a clever idea. I have no use for these, but I’m definitely impressed.


  • yup another diy to add to my list :)


  • These are gorgeous and comfy to wear !


  • Terrific idea – and looks easy to do.


  • This looks really lovely!


  • They look incredible! What a great idea to show my mum! Thank you


  • These are gorgeous. It is hard to find nice ones that don’t cost a fortune. The last ones I made were good enough for the dress up box. I’m keen to give these a go.


  • I love it. Ill give it a try, thank you


  • What a beautiful tutorial! I will show it to my daughter!!


  • Thanks for the tutorial, I think I need to make one for me! – I can see some super cute and in-expensive handmade gifts in the near future!


  • Gorgeous headband idea – great project for those t shirts.


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