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Blue Cricket Design. The "Lauren" Headband Tutorial! *squeal* I'm excited about this one!!

The "Lauren" Headband Tutorial!

Meet the latest product of my imagination: the "Lauren" headband! Named after a certain favorite designer of mine that also likes to use classy leather pieces here and there. I love a girly, cutesy headband to hold back my forehead fringe. But sometimes the occasion (or outfit) calls for a little more simplicity and grown-upness. The only thing more exciting than how easy this is, is how cheap it is!! The version Paige is wearing was made from this old $.50 cosmetic case from the thrift store. To make it: (adult sized measurements) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. (Toddler measurements are: two 13"x1/2" strips, with 1/34"x3/8" strip around middle of bow. 6" elastic) If you're wondering where I found the beige elastic, I just threw the elastic pieces in a small pot of boiled water with 6 tea bags for about ten minutes! Simple and elegant. I love it! P.S. Braided Headband DIY from A Beautiful Mess.

Braided Headband Tutorial. It's chilly outside here today and I'm loving it!

Braided Headband Tutorial

I enjoyed every minute of reaching into the closet and pulling out soft cozy blankets, snuggling up on the couch with my blanket and laptop to check my e-mail this morning... Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of temps below 40 degrees, but a high of 65, I'll take it! Anyway.... on with the tutorial. Here is what we are making today! What you need- Thick hair tie Six 1" strips of fabric Bulldog clip or safety pin Sewing machine (or needle and thread) Fabric tac I ripped my fabric strips so they were a bit frayed on the edges, personal choice. Tack each end of the braid just enough that it doesn't come undone . Then tack both braids together on each end, be careful not to twist the braids.

Cut your hair tie so it's one strip of elastic. Sandwich your elastic ends between the ends of your braids on each end, again, careful not to twist the braids. Sew over the elastic so that it's secure. Your done! Enjoy! Knotted Headband – Your new favorite fall accessory. Are you guys gearing your closet up for fall weather?

Knotted Headband – Your new favorite fall accessory

If you’re like me, you are just waiting for the cold front to strike so you can whip out outfits you’ve been creating in your mind while you are supposed to be concentrating on other things – like school and work and oh, did I forget to pick up the kids? Today I have an easy DIY to spice up your fall wardrobe. As many of you know, knotted headbands were recently popularized by Blair Waldorf of Gossip Girl. Even if you are not a pop culture fanatic, you may have heard of Blair’s delightful headgear.

Her headbands made that much of a splash. Knots are generally associated with a nautical theme and thus, heavily utilized in the spring and summer. Today I will show you the most basic technique for creating your very own knotted headband. Supplies: • rope or cord (I bought mine from Hobby Lobby – an entire spool for .99!) Step 1: Cut your rope an appropriate length. Step 2: Time to create the knot, the focal point of your headband. Ta-da!