I have two girls, and they love doing different things with their hair. After trying to coordinate hair accessories for some theme events at school (like St. Patrick’s Day), we decided to make our own ribbon hair bands. This is super easy to do and the possibilities really are endless!
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Some ideas include:
~ School events/spirit days – your school color(s)
~ Sports events – team colors
There are so many great ideas, and you can even find variety packs of ribbons like this one.
For this project, you need:
~ Hair bands
I use regular hair elastics, and you can use any color or coordinate the colors with the ribbons.
For the ribbons, I find that some work better than others.
Some things to consider:
~ Softer ribbons work better, as well as ones that are not too wide. If they are wide/and or thick, they can be difficult to tie and may stick up, and they also seem to untie on their own more than the softer ribbons.
~ Consider using different combinations, such as opaque and sheer, patterned and plain.
~ Some ribbons have print or pattern only on one side, which is fine unless you don’t want a plain side showing.
To make your ribbon hair band, simply cut approx. 6″ lengths of ribbon and tie them on your hair band. I try to keep it to one section of the hair band, which will be the top of the hair band when I make a ponytail.
I simply tie the ribbons on one time, and have not had any problems with them falling off.
However, if you feel it is necessary, you can make a knot. Knots are simply a little bulkier but it still looks cute.
The DOY Ribbons hair band is so cute and I need to make these for my daughter. Thanks for the idea.
This is perfect to make for school events. My kids love colorful hairbands!
I remember when hair ties were a thing! Back when I was still in middle school my sister and I went to a private school, that meant we are only allowed to wear uniforms. So hair accessories were about the only way we could customize ourselves. These ribbons are super cute too! Thanks so much for sharing!
What a simple but effective idea. The ribbons look so pretty and you can colour coordinate them with different colour outfits.
Love this! Such a great way to include your kids favorite colors and characters into something cute for them to wear.
So much fun! Great tips and helpful instructions for DIY Ribbon Hair Bands. I loved a version of these growing up for school and activities.
Nnniiiccceeeee….I love these ribbons! Do we have some readily available for sale?
This looks pretty and you did it well. I miss doing DIY projects and I can see this was fun to do. At least, good to see something you use that you made.
I absolutely love this DIY ribbon hair band idea! It’s creative and affordable, and the result is both stylish and functional. Your step-by-step instructions and helpful tips make it seem so easy to create these hair bands, even for someone like me who’s not very crafty. Thanks for sharing this fun project!
I love this DIY ribbon hair band idea! It’s creative and affordable, and the result is both stylish and functional. Your step-by-step instructions and helpful tips make it seem so easy to create these hair bands, even for someone like me who’s not very crafty. Thanks for sharing this fun project!
Wow! These are really cute and I am pretty sure my daughter would love this. Thank you for sharing the guide. Can’t wait to try making one. 🙂
These are perfect for school spirit weeks and of course holidays! I always loved sporting these at Christmas and at school games! Fun guide!
My mom used to make hair bands like this for me (a little different with scraps of fabric, but the same idea!) so cute and a great way to add some fun to an outfit! Plus so affordable! (Which is key as these types of accessories could cost you $20 – $40 in some places!)
This is such a cute idea! I have two boys so won’t be making anything like this for them. But we have a lot of dress up days at school so as a teacher I could do this to coordinate with my outfits for a little extra fun!
After seeing your post, I was inspired to make my own. And it was fun. Now, I want to make it a new hobby to make hair bands.
Looks like a great product for the little girls in my life – maybe the bigger girls also! My angels would love to dress up their hair with these bands.
That is such a cute DIY idea. They can choose what they like to use to make hair band ribbons for themselves and friends which is lovely.