If you haven't guessed already, I love crafting using string. It is so simple, yet can make something lovely.
My friend Siobhan has just got back from Glastonbury and I got to thinking about festival style. I love how every summer festival fashion comes back around and it's okay to wear flowers in your hair and dungarees.
Will and I are not going to any festivals this year but I did want a festival headband so I decided to make one.
This is easy to make as it is basically just an extra long friendship bracelet with some elastic.
You will need
Firstly, you need to make your extended friendship bracelet, just remember, you need extra long lengths of string. I usually just work on the basic rule; use string three times the length you want your bracelet or headband to be.
Just follow this brilliant tutorial from Claireabelle.
Once you have a long enough headband, tie some thread around the ends to secure, like the picture above. Try and use thread a similar colour to your headband, I just used white to be clear on the photograph.
Attach elastic to one end using your needle and thread; it doesn't have to be neat, just secure. Once it is fixed together, measure on your head to work out how much elastic you need. Then attach the required amount of elastic to the other end of the headband.
Be careful not to make it too tight, as you don't want headband headache.
That's it! Just a warning that handling the string a lot can be a little harsh on your hands so don't do it all in one go. Do it in sections to save getting string burn.
I love it much more than any you can buy and it is a lot cheaper.
You can easily change the look, just by using coloured thread to make a less bulky, more dainty headband like this one...
There are loads of options to make it perfect for you! You can also be sure no one else will be wearing exactly the same as you!
Hope you are having a lovely week
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