Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Washi Tape Headbands

Miss Koti Beth has long hair, so we are always looking for cute hair accessories.  She tends to lose them or break them, so I don't like spending a lot of money on her headbands.  We got a pack of 6 headbands in solid colors for $1, but she wanted something with a pattern.  We both love using washi tape, so naturally we used that to make our pretty headbands.

Washi Tape Headbands

This is what we started with: plastic thin headbands covered in a fabric.

How to make custom headbands with washi tape.

First, I used scissors to cut the end of the fabric so we could take it off.


Then, choose a style of washi tape.  Solid or something with a small pattern works best, but she wanted to use one with blue flowers and I wanted steampunk.  I found the steampunk washi tape at Pat Catan's, but you can also find it on Amazon.  The blue flower washi tape is also from Pat Catan's.


You simply wrap the washi tape around the headband at an angle.  I used a pretty wide angle so I would use less tape and so I could see the pattern better.  Just make sure you press down firmly with each wrap so it doesn't get puffed up.  When you finish, tape some Mod Podge and lightly coat the top and bottom.  This seals the ends of the tape so it doesn't unravel and catch your hair.

How to make custom headbands with washi tape.    

Here's my steampunk headband.


And here is Koti with the blue flower headband that she made by herself.


This was a really cute craft for us to make together.  She ended up making two of them, and she's begging for more washi tape and headbands.  Yes, she is definitely my daughter!