So, I went on ETSY.com and found some adorable headband holders-but seriously $15? I knew I could make it for less. Now I will show you how to make your own for less than $10 and for no more than 15 minutes of your time.
Here is what you will need:
-Duct tape OR Gorilla tape (this is a super strong duct tape)
-Ribbon (one spool or package will do)
-One crafting fabric square (18" x 21" works great)
-One paper towel roll
-One large silk flower (try for the same diameter as the paper towel roll)
Now, just follow the super simple steps below:
- Iron the fabric square so it no longer has any creases
- Unwrap the plastic from the paper towel roll (or you probably could leave it on if you want it waterproof-I'm just not sure how well the glue would hold)
- Run a zig-zag of glue down the seam of the paper towel roll (lengthwise where the roll begins)
- Place the edge of the fabric along the glue leaving equal amounts of fabric overhanging each edge
- Roll the paper towel up in the fabric and fold down the edge of the remaining fabric so it just overlaps where you glued previously.
- Apply more glue to the fabric where you began the roll and stick down the folded end of the fabric
- Tuck the remaining fabric into the ends of the paper towel roll (you can glue if you want, but not necessary)
- Take your ribbon and glue it from the top of the roll, down the seam, under the base, then along the other side opposite the seam. My ribbon had a specific top-down pattern (see pic) so I had to cut the ribbon and wrap from the top down on both sides and tuck into the base.
- Put a piece of Duct Tape over the base and the top to hold everything together-it will be covered by a flower later, and the base will not really show.
- Remove the silk flower from the stem but make sure the prong stay attached to the flower (not the stem)
- Poke a small hole in the tape, then glue in a spiral all around the entire top of the roll where the flower will go.
- Push the flower prong into the hole and push down some petals to stick to the glue
- Allow the holder to dry, then place with headbands all around it
I hope you enjoy your adorable holder. I think that this would be a great and easy project for daughters to make themselves or for Girl Scout groups to make as a craft.