Simple Ribbon Hair Band

August 12, 2016 20 Comments

This is a very simple how to.  This ribbon hair band can be made with only a few tools, and all the necessary materials are easily obtainable at your local haberdashery or fabric shop. It made my little princess very happy!

Simple Ribbon Hair Band


  • 2 metres blue ribbon (approximately 1cm wide)
  • 1 metre of white ribbon (approximately 1 cm wide)
  • Large sequin
  • Rhinestones/plastic gems to decorate
  • Glue gun (or fabric glue- but I didn’t have any of this)
  • Scissors
  • Plain plastic hair bandimage


  1. Cut three 20cm lengths of blue ribbon, and three 18cm lengths of the white ribbon.
  2. Fold each length of ribbon into a figure of 8, with the loose ends at the back and secure with a blob of glue (see picture) and leave to dry.
  3. When dry, glue the blue ribbon figure of 8s at the centre to make a flower shape and repeat with the white ribbon of 8s, and leave to dry.
  4. Using glue at the centre again secure the white ribbon flower to the blue and glue the large sequin to the centre and then glue a rhinestone on top, allow to dry.
  5. Meanwhile, glue the end of the remaining blue ribbon to the end of the hairband as shown in the picture. Carefully tightly wrap the length on the ribbon around the hairband evenly, securing at the other end with a blob of glue.
  6. When dry, glue the ribbon flower to the band in the desired location.  At this stage the band is done, but we choose to use our leftover rhinestones to decorate the band (at my daughters request).

There you have it, a very simple but effective way of creating a beautiful sparkly hair band, worthy of any ones little princess, it certainly pleased mine xx


Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday


  • emma me and b make tea August 15, 2016 at 10:06 am

    completely beautiful and it actually sounds easy to make! I might have to try this for my niece for xmas! #KCACOLS

    • Kerry August 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      It was really simple to make, my daughter now wants more in other colours! x

  • Catherine August 15, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    What a lovely idea!! Love this! I have an 8 months old with little hair right now but a, already thinking about future hair styles and ideas like this!! I need to get practicing though! #KCACOLS

    • Kerry August 15, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      My daughters hair is so curly and crazy, hair bands are an ideal easy fix to tame the curls. Thanks for your comment x

  • Twicemicrowaved tea August 17, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    This looks really cute. My little girl’s hair is wild, so we need all the hairbands we can get! Your guide to making it looks really easy to follow, so I might just give it a go – thanks!

    • Twicemicrowaved tea August 17, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      Sorry – I came from #KCACOLS

      • Kerry August 18, 2016 at 12:46 pm

        Yes hairbands are a necessity to calm the wild hair!

  • mainy - myrealfairy August 18, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Very pretty, its lovely seeing pretty girly accessories as I have two boys and football socks and muddy boots are all over the place.:)
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

    • Kerry August 18, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Thank you, and thank you for your comments x

  • One Messy Mama August 18, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    That looks very pretty. I wish I had the time to do something like that for my girls. I’m afraid my patience would get the best of me! Thanks for sharing! #KCACOLS

    • Kerry August 19, 2016 at 6:18 am

      Thank you, it made me little girl smile, and that’s all that counts right? X

  • Mrs Morgan Plus 3 August 19, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Love this. I make my daughter bows and love it 🙂 xx #kcacols

    • Kerry August 20, 2016 at 8:13 am

      You might have to teach me how to do bows!

  • Geraldine August 19, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Very clever and very pretty! Great tutorial thanks so much for sharing. No excuses now for me to try this out #KCACOLS

    • Kerry August 20, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you, yes no excuses now!

  • Emma (Upside Mum) August 20, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Looks really lovely, fairly straightforward too. Love the colour you chose too. #kcacols

    • Kerry August 20, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      Thank you, I suspect I will be making them in multiple colourways x

  • Karen, the next best thing to mummy January 4, 2020 at 9:55 am

    I am going to attempt to make 2 of these for my granddaughters, the youngest is mad about unicorns so I will be creative and make a rainbow colours one, wish me luck! #kidsandkreativity@_karendennis

  • Malin - SenLearningwPenguin January 16, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Very pretty! I would have loved one of these when I was little xx #KidsandKreativity

  • Malin January 16, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Very pretty! I would have loved one of these when I was little xx #kidsandkreativity

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