Friday, December 17, 2010

holiday hair band tutorial

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Tis the season for holiday parties and events and if you are like me that means pulling together last minute outfits and holiday accessories (that do not include yoga pants and paint stained t-shirts)! Why not make your own hair accessories to top off a festive outfit. An easy option is to take a little time to make your own holiday hair band- super simple to make and costs next to NOTHING!


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Remember those rolled roses that I love to make out of scraps of fabric ? Well once again they are perfect to make for hair accessories and there are all kinds of pretty holiday ribbon at stores right now that is perfect to use.


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Using ribbon, knot and roll into a flower (my is tutorial here).


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I created three flowers in different sizes.


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Next, I used sparkly beads and filled the inside of the flowers with my favorite glue- Liquid Fusion.


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After the beads have dried, use thin stretchy elastic, measure your head and cut to size.
Sew the ends of the elastic together.
The last step is to glue the flowers to the surface of the elastic band.


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You can wear the band to the side, with short hair or long hair, in a pony tail or up do.


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Use different colors of ribbon and beads.


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Or keep it simple with all white.


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p.s. they even make a great last minute gift!


36 comments:

  1. all of them are excellent !

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  2. I just love reading your posts. Your talent never ceases to amaze me, and I just love this tutorial. I wonder if I am too old to wear a hair band with roses on it?......

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  3. Wonderful, fantastic.
    ciao ciao

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  4. I just found your blog and I am so loving everything on it - especially this tutorial.

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  5. That looks so festive!

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  6. Look so wonderful, I will try immediately. I love your blog.

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  7. Perfect timing! Have a formal holiday party tomorrow evening, and was wondering what to do w/my short hair... Think I'll make your ribbon roses and attach to one of those thin headbands...maybe cover the headband w/ribbon first... Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

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  8. Beautiful head bands....thanks for the great tutorial!

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  9. Great festive last minute gift.. You always come up with creative ideas. You are amazing. Happy Holidays to you and yours :)

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  10. I'd say very Blair (Woldorf from Gossip Girl :)

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  11. Those are gorgeous! I love them!

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  12. These are absolutely fabulous! Wow.. love love them... gonna hv to find that glue!

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  13. Beautiful way to add some bling to hair. I tried to click on the tutorial link you provided, and got an error - bummer! This would be so great for a Christmas Party I'm going to tomorrow night...

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  14. Egads those are adorable!! I usually have no umph to attempt DYIs but I may just have to attempt this. Beautiful creation Alisa :)

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  15. These are so beautiful. I love. :)

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  16. these are so pretty! I made up two of my own today, and they turned out great!

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  17. Because of health issues, I have very, very little hair so I look a bit boyish these days, and these would be so cute and make me feel so much more feminine than I do right now. Thanks so much for a great idea and the steps to make them.
    Peace & Love,
    ~Barb~

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  18. I'm such a headband/ flowers in my hair girl---love this tutorial! I'm doing this over the break with my girls. Thank you, Alisa!

    Heading up north for the holidays? The weather is just hideous up here ;)

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  19. Lovely! Can't wait to make some!

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  20. lovely!!! I can't wait to try to make some :) thank you!

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  21. your hair is wonderful!! both style and colour..

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  22. my friend, mom n law, & i totally made these. super cute & super fun! i did use some as a last min xmas gift ;)

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  23. this is totally gorgeous! thank you for the tutorial!!

    Carrie
    http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

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  24. it's really cute, I love.
    Thanks a lot for this tutorial

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  25. I love this!!!
    This Tutorial is all over Pinterest too :)
    Thanks

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  26. I LOVE the simplicity of the style :D I was wondering... is there anyway you could do a tutorial on how you do your hair in this super voluminous up do? I just cant seem to get any volume at all, and this is just what I want! :D thanks so much for the tutorial on the band :D

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  27. lovely! I'm gonna try doing some cute headbands like these!

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  28. Alyssa W11:05 AM

    I love these! So cute. And I loved that I didn't have to pull out the hot glue gun and the sewing machine to make them.

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  29. I love the ribbon flowers!!

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  30. Ruthie8:44 AM

    Hi, I am looking for something easy and inexpensive to give away at our event. I am an ovarian cancer survivor and our color is "Teal". What if any would you suggest that fits this??? Many thanks. Ruthie

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  31. Thanks for sharing this information its really nice.
    how to apply clip hair extensions

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  32. Awesome! This is what I call creativity.
    I am so glad I came across this.

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