Monday, September 8, 2014

DIY Ribbon Headband Holder Tutorial (No Sew!)



I recently pinned a DIY Ribbon Headband Holder that someone had made and was selling on etsy for $20. I don't think so! Immediately I knew I had to make some to give as gifts to nieces, etc. It didn't take long for me to create my own version, and it was so simple that I can't wait to share it with you so that you can make one for yourself :)



Materials:
3" of 1/4" wide grosgrain ribbon 
4" of 1" wide grosgrain ribbon
5 pieces of 9" long 1" wide grosgrain ribbon
24" of 2" wide grosgrain ribbon
hot glue gun
metal key ring
*choose any color combinations of ribbons that you want!

Tutorial:
Begin by ironing your ribbon as grosgrain ribbon creases easily. Next, hot glue  the edges of each of the five pieces of ribbon to create loops.


Put hot glue along the top edge of the first loop and glue it centered on the base 2" wide ribbon. Next, flip the loop upside down and put a line of hot glue along 2/3 of the length of the ribbon and stick it down to the base ribbon.



Put a line of glue along the top of the next loop and glue it onto the base ribbon so that the edge of the loop just fits underneath the end of the loop before it. Add the line of glue 2/3 of the length to secure it to the base ribbon, and continue this process until all five loops have been added along the base ribbon.


Once all the loops are attached, put a thick line of glue to the top of each loop and press down firmly with your finger to connect the base of the loop above it.



Glue the 1/4" ribbon into a loop and then glue it to the top front of the ribbon.


Glue the 4" piece of 1" wide ribbon lengthwise across the top
of the base ribbon, but slightly above the top edge.


Flip the base ribbon over and glue each side of the ribbon down to enclose the top for no raveling.


To finish the bottom edge, just hot glue the edge under to make a short seam on the back of the ribbon.


And now all you have to do is pull off all of those annoying glue strings from the hot glue gun, put your metal key ring through the loop, and hang up your creation for organized headbands!

And, for those of you who love homemade things, but can't find the time to make them, you can purchase some for a reasonable price at my etsy store. Happy creating and gifting!