Ghost Headband

Today I am going to show you how to make this super cute, festive headband.

Lets get started.
First lets gather our supplies.

We have googlie eyes, hot glue gun, ribbon, wooden dowels, and a headband blank.  I got my blank at Micheal’s most crafting stores have them.  If you can’t find a blank you can use a skinny headband from any store.  As is customary of me and my scattered brain I forgot to add white felt, scissors, strait pins and a cookie pan. Sorry.

I am going to show you how to get your ribbon curly first.  Take your white ribbon, one skinny and one thicker, and wrap them around your dowels.  The smaller the dowel the tighter the curl will be.  Use a strait pin at each end to hold the ribbon in place.  Run the ribbon and dowel under water until very wet.  Place on the cookie sheet  and put in the oven at the lowest temp.

We are going to start wrapping our headband while the ribbon is drying in the oven.  Take your handy dandy (blues clues anyone?) glue gun and glue down the end of your ribbon to the end of the headband. I use 3/8 inch ribbon. You can use what ever color you like.  In the first photos I used the same white ribbon that I made the ghost out of.  Here I thought a purple would be nice.  I like to wrap over the raw end so it doesn’t fray.  Now just wrap around the entire headband.

I don’t glue anywhere but the ends.  If you want to use more glue go ahead.  Just make sure it doesn’t ooze from in between the ribbon.

When you get to the other end glue the ribbon down on the inside of the headband.  Then fold over the ribbon end and glue it to it’s self.

Then you are going to wrap that around and glue it to the inside of the headband.  Now you have a nice ribbon wrapped headband with no raw edges.

Now to make the ghost to go on it.  Take your white felt and cut a very simple ghost shape.  I just eyeball it because it is going to be covered any way.

By this time your ribbon should be dry.  It takes about 20-30 min. depending on how hot your oven is and how wet your ribbon was.

After it has cooled, take it off the dowel. Cut it into strips long enough to cover your ghost shape.

I put the thicker ribbon on first and then filled in with the thinner ribbon.

I trim down the felt at this point.  Leaving just enough space for the eyes and bow.

Use a little bit of hot glue to tack down the white felt to the headband.  Now you just need a cutie patootie to put it on.

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Comments

  1. This is so cute and what a great tutorial – great pics.

  2. Oh Wow! Now if only I had girls.
    So cute!

  3. I love the ghost!!! So adorable! I love making stuff like this but my little girly is such a goober! She doesn’t like wearing stuff in her hair! (boo for me!!) …except when she goes to preschool, because well…we live in the south and BIG bows = a necessity, so she doesn’t mind wearing them then because all of the other girls wear them! (3 y/o and already the peer influences start, yikes!!)

  4. This headband is too cute. I would love for you to share it at my Fall ongoing linky (see the button link on right side bar), I also have an anything goes linky that runs weekly fri-mon. Come strut your stuff.

  5. Love it still!! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday.

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

  6. This is just adorable! I’m gonna show my 6 yr old in the morning and see if she would wear it if I made her one. She has become quite the fashion authority lately :) I love it though!

  7. This is so super cute! I’ve never thought of curling ribbon like that before. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize~

  8. Super cute and fun idea!

  9. This headband is adorable! I’ll be featuring this on the upcoming Thrifty Thursday! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up!

  10. featuring on thursday at Bacon time :)

  11. Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/curly-ghost-headband/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I’d love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

  12. Hi Kadie! I’m featuring this fun project today on Etcetorize. Hope you’re having a great Sunday~

  13. I’ve always wondered how to curl ribbon… now I know!!! Thanks for that tip!!! Such a cute little headband. I have to get myself a glue gun.

  14. Super cute ghosts! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  15. Hi Kadie, I’ve featured your ghost headband this week…
    threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/02/threading-your-way-features.html

Trackbacks

  1. […] I like to add mine to a ribbon covered headband. It’s really simple to cover your own headband with ribbon. Start with a coordinating grosgrain ribbon, with hot glue , glue the end of the ribbon to the end of your headband. Then wrap the ribbon around the headband with the ribbon going diagonally, adding hot glue as needed. If you would like to be able to use different bows in your headband add a loop of ribbon to one side. This way you can change out your bow. I have a more detailed tutorial for a ribbon covered headband here. […]

  2. […] I like to add mine to a ribbon covered headband. It’s really simple to cover your own headband with ribbon.  Start with a coordinating grosgrain ribbon, with hot glue , glue the end of the ribbon to the end of your headband. Then wrap the ribbon around the headband with the ribbon going diagonally, adding hot glue as needed.  If you would like to be able to use different bows in your headband add a loop of ribbon to one side. This way you can change our your bow.  I have a more detailed tutorial for a ribbon covered headband here. […]

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