A Scraptastic Headband

I love, love, love fabric scraps. Well, scraps in general actually including those that don’t fall into the “fabric” category like zipper pieces, ribbon, beads, etc.

Awhile ago, I tweaked this dress top that I got at Nordstrom Rack for $2. Yes, I got a clothing item at Nordstrom Rack for only two bucks! Even better, it was on the Rack’s clearance rack sandwiched between a top that was $79 and on that was $120… they were also on “clearance.”

I actually bought the top thinking it would be cute to wear with leggings and a sweater but decided it would be much better as a work-appropriate top and don’t worry, I’ll blog about it eventually.

Anyway… the tweaking left me with a couple of fabulous seam scraps.

I felt like having a little fun with my hair the other weekend, so I curled it and wrapped it up in a scraptastic headband.

Later that day, Brad and I hopped in the car to run some errands and I took the opportunity to capture some headband selfies.

“What are you doing?” Brad asked when he saw me taking car selfies.

“I’m taking pictures of the headband that I made for my blog,” I replied.

“I didn’t actually realize that you made that, I thought it was just a regular hair thing,” he said.

Here’s what you need to recreate my headband with your own scrap or ribbon:

  1. Start with a thin scrap of fabric or ribbon that is long enough to wrap around your head 2 1/2 to 3 times
  2. Place the middle of the wrap at the base of your neck. I like to twist and clip my hair up when I tie on a headband
  3. Bring your wrap around your head to the point on your head where you’d like your knot/twist to fall. I like a more asymmetrical look with my bangs out
  4. Cross your wrap once so that you can take each end back to the side where it came from
  5. Tie it off and let your hair down

 What do you like to do with the leftover scraps from your projects?


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