Headbands are the “it” accessory right now and what a great and inexpensive way to add flair to the look of your bridal party. Headbands are also a great way to unify a party, especially if you opt to have mismatched attendees. Click more at the bottom of the post to see the rest of the instructions for this lovely project.


Materials & tools

-2 Different trims, both measuring from ear to ear, across forehead

-1 Ribbon, circumference of head

-1.5” Piece of ¼” elastic

-Needle & thread

-Hot glue gun and glue



Steps 1 & 2-Start with ribbon, glue edge and fold it over a ¼”.

Step 3-Center elastic on ribbon and glue down a ¼” in from folded edge.


Step 4-Glue along folded edge, overtop of the elastic, and fold in again, a ¼”. Then, fold and glue elastic back over itself, as pictured.

Step 5-Repeat steps 1-4 on other end of ribbon, joining the ends together.

Step 6 & 7-Layout trims and find centers of headband and bottom trim by folding in half, then tack together at centers with hot glue.



Step 8-Finish gluing bottom trim into place slowly, only gluing inch by inch, because hot glue dries quickly and you want to avoid any lumps or bumps.

Step 9-Stitch and gather headband ribbon just behind the edge of first trim, repeat on opposite side

Steps 10-11-Glue finishing trim onto first trim, slowly gluing and placing for a nice and even finish.

Project created by Haylie Bird Waring


Comments (20)

mandie segura | Reply

love these! thanks so much for sharing!

Mo | Reply

Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial.

Peggy Hall | Reply

Haylie you have such an imaginative mind and are so talented!

donna | Reply

i feel like a dodo…i dont see instructions for steps 8-11? i’m most curious about what happens in step 9…

ginnybranch stelling | Reply

gosh i wish y’all could meet this girl. anyone who meets her instantly falls in love with her. and that headband was is just as lovely in person!

hair accessories | Reply

This is adorable! Thanks for the beautiful project. I’m glad that you posted this. :)

Penelope Toop | Reply

Hi Once Wed,
just wanted to say that this is absolutely beautiful!!!! Thanks so much for sharing. I posted a little blurb about it on my blog page!!
Have a wonderful day and thanks again for sharing!

Patrice Ducoffe | Reply

Congratulations, Emily, the updated site is fabulous, well worth all the effort! Nice mention from Liene. Love the DIYs.

Fioan Richards | Reply

I am your newest fan. I thought I was the craftiest person I know ;-)
– you have proved me wrong again and again.
Luv it!

two brunettes | Reply

okay so these are so amazing!! Thank you for sharing those feathers are beautiful.

Tess | Reply

Where does one find such interesting trims?

Haylie Waring | Reply

Dear Tess,
I found the feather trim at beads world in NYC, here is their website, http://www.beadsworldusa.com , and the item number is AP450. The sequin trim is vintage, but there are similar findings on ebay and http://www.etsy.com . Also, the ribbon is from M&J Trimmings, http://www.mjtrim.com .


sigrid | Reply

very feminine ,c lassie, for me this is one of those pieces that will be in the family as an heirloom passed down over and over with many storys to tell thank you for sharing

wedding tips | Reply

Wow those headbands are really nice!

ashley | Reply

Love this headband–so crafty!
Would love for you to link up to my Headband Link party over at Little Miss Momma! Here’s the link: