{Eco-Tutorial} Simply Lovely: DIY Braided Headband

Looking for an elegant way to fight frizz this summer? If your hair is anything like mine then you know that heat and humidity can equal only one thing: bushy out-of-control fly-aways.

An easy solution is using a chic headband to hold all your fringe in place. But finding a hair accessory that’s cute, effective and eco-friendly can lead you on an endless hunt. That’s why I’m happy to bring you this easy DIY tutorial that will show you how to make an adorable upcycled headband in less than 10 minutes!

Supplies: T-shirt and scissors

Step 1) Lay your t-shirt flat and cut off the bottom hem.

Step 2) Cut a 1.5″ piece straight along the raw edge and repeat until you have three total. Cut through each piece to make each loop a long strip.

Step 3) Grab one end of each strip and tug so that it elongates and curls in on itself.

Step 4) Tie all three stretched strips together.

Step 5) Create one long braid and tie a knot at the end.

Now you can begin to experiment with your long cotton braid. I like to wrap mine around twice, knotting it in the back so that it stays put. Play with your headband and see what other creative ways you can find to keep the frizz at bay!

Do you have a good trick at fighting summer fly-aways? Share is in the comments below!


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  1. Love that you are all loving the tutorial! If you make one take a pic of your self, post to your Facebook, and link back in the comments. We’d love to see your versions!

  2. I definitely need one of these for the summer! I think I’ve found my next crafting project…or better yet, something to do with the kids now that they are out of school. Thanks for the great idea!!

  3. Brilliant! So simple and so cute! Your designs always catch my eye Perogi!

  4. great idea! thanks for sharing this tutorial!

  5. So happy you like it Bee! Let us know how it turns out.

  6. i love this! too bad my hair is super short. i’m thinking they’ll make great stocking stuffers 😉

  7. I love this! I’m going to make one this weekend for sure! Thanks for sharing!