DIY Bridesmaid Headbands


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

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20 Responses to “DIY Bridesmaid Headbands”

  1. donna

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

  2. ginnybranch stelling

    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!

  3. Penelope Toop

    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!

  4. Patrice Ducoffe

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

  5. sigrid

    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


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