If you haven’t noticed, this short haired lady. loves. her. headbands. I have really fine hair and always have, so headbands are one of the only things that will stay in place on my hair. My mom tried those velcro bows you can get for infants when I was tiny, but they wouldn’t stick to my hair – she was left with a
bald blond bug-eyed baby whose gender was probably hard to guess. My affinity for headband accessories must stem from those formative years.
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Today’s video DIY will walk you through how to convert a scarf into a headband temporarily without destroying it. It’s so easy, and the resulting headband is perfect for summer music festivals. I hit up Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival last weekend, by the way, and this headband fit right in.
What festivals have you or are you hitting up this summer? I’d love to hear about it!
Totally Cool! Thanks for all your Great ideas :)
Thanks, Heidi, great and unusual idea! I’ve been searching all over for a tutorial for this technique, which I love.
I especially like it for really long rectangular scarves. Instead of using elastic thread, I simply thread one loose end through the loop created by the fold, then thread the other loose end through the fold from the opposite direction and give the loose ends a half knot to keep the headband ring from unraveling. For a change of pace, I like to wear the knot on the side of my head near the temple (rather than the nape of the neck). It has an appearance reminiscent of a flower. Very cute.
Another way to close off the ring on shorter scarves is to use an elastic hairband. Place the elastic band in the middle of the scarf, then twist as usual. The elastic band will end up at the loop. Take the band and wrap it tightly around the loose ends of the scarf, closing the ring.
This is amazing…I would have NEVER thought to do this until stumbling onto your blog. Thanks for sharing!
HEllo! Where is the website tutorial for this; HOW-TO: TURN A SCARF INTO A HEADBAND (WITHOUT DESTROYING IT)
thanks so much!
I only did a video.