Thursday, May 17, 2012

DIY Fabric Headband

So I actually planned to make these headbands while I was home, but ran out of time! I'm really happy with the way they came out, considering the project cost me a dollar (thanks to Pat Catan's Craft Center and their 49-cent headbands) and about 20 minutes of work time.

What you need:
Plastic headbands
Mod Podge
Paint brush

What you do:
1. Cut the fabric into three thin strips about 1/2"x18".
2. Run a thin line of glue along the top of the headband and smear it in.
3. Start at one end of the headband and start wrapping your fabric. Make sure to fold the fabric ends under where you start so no plastic is showing. Also, it's okay if the fabric frays a bit, the Mod Podge will help secure that in place.
4. Once the band is completely wrapped in fabric, use the paint brush to dab on the Mod Podge, completely coating the fabric. It will appear it was a white coating, but it dries clear. I applied two coats, waiting 20 minutes in between. Just to be safe let them completely dry over night.