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I’ve been wanting to share this easy DIY with you all for awhile! It’s such a simple idea and really easy to do. I have give credit to my friend Becca for this one – this was her idea so bunch of us got together and made some of these cute hair wraps.

The great thing about these is that there’s WIRE in them so you can create whatever shapes you want and it stays put! You have the freedom here to get creative.. maybe even weave it through a side braid..?! Plus you can choose all sorts of different fabrics and do a variety of thicknesses and lengths! I’ve already made 3 :).

Here’s how you do it:

Step 1: Gather materials needed – Floral wire, Fabric, and basic sewing tools.

Step 2: Cut a strip of fabric wide enough to fold in half (can be as thick as you want!) but make sure it’s long enough to go around your head once or twice with some extra on the ends. I liked making mine super long.

Step 3: Fold right sides together and iron flat.

Step 4: Sew together the long way. psst.. you don’t need a sewing machine to do this – it just goes faster that way!

Step 5: Attach a safety pin to one side but only through one side of the fabric. Then feed the pin through the tube to make it right-side out.

Step 6: Take your wire and bend one end into a loop.

Step 7: Feed the wire through the fabric tube.

Step 8: This part is a little tricky because you want the wire loop to stay put at the ends. Hold the wire loop at the end while sewing the fabric shut and make sure you put stiches thru the wire loop too. So now the ends of the wire will stay put. Then just repeat on the other end and you are done!

Here’s me putting my hair wrap on:

Have fun with it and let me know if you try it!

  • Very very nice! Than you!ReplyCancel

  • I just made 2! It was so fun and easy! 🙂 they are absolutely adorable! thank you thank you!

  • wow those are adorables!!! Ive asked my bf for a sewing machine for xmas hehe i will be copying everything you do 😀ReplyCancel

  • hannahkristine

    great idea and so cuuute! love the hair!!!ReplyCancel

  • Allyson

    I’m not exactly sure how to do that… 🙁ReplyCancel

    • Allyson

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  • karenlouise

    oooh – these are so cute— Allyson, is that a knot you put in yours? how cute!ReplyCancel

  • LOVE it!!! Seriously such a good idea!ReplyCancel

  • K

    Kelly can we PLEASE make these at BS one night? I will even bring the supplies for everyone, but I am not able to do this without proper supervision. I am awful at crafts.ReplyCancel

  • I love this!:) I can’t wait to make one!
    And I’m absolutely LOVING your hair as well! I wish mine would do that. Lol.ReplyCancel

  • You are so gorgeous! I am definitely give this a try. Great post! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Making these right now from old t-shirts!ReplyCancel

  • Emma T

    omg sooo cute <3 itReplyCancel

  • I love this! Had a little problem with the tying part, but figured it out. I saw ribbon at the craft store that was already pre-wired. Would this work the same way?ReplyCancel

  • pat

    thank you so much for your information. I had a thought on making this for all the girls on my school bus for a Christmas present. Now I am off making 68 different ones. Sure hope they enjoy them.ReplyCancel

  • Great tutorial! What a fantastic idea to put wire in it – I never would have thought of that. I included it in my roundup of fabulous and free headband tutorials and you can check it out here:

  • Caitlin

    Instead of sewing, could you hot glue it.? I’m only 13, don’t have needle or thread, nor do I have a sewing machine. I would love to make this, but I’m little worried it wont turn out right.ReplyCancel

  • Cortnie Martens

    what length of fabric do you use? because when I did it i can’t make it wrap around my head right. It won’t wrap around twice with enough to make a bow.ReplyCancel

  • Lorena

    Love it!! you should def make a video tutorial that would def. help alot!! Thank you going to make 100ReplyCancel

  • LOVED this post! I will defiantly be making these, thanks!

  • Neni

    I did it!! and i love it thank you!! <3ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay

    tried this last night, worked out wonderfully! thanks for the great instructionsReplyCancel

  • Hi!, sweet! and I like. I actually purchased a few over the week with the intent to try and see if I could make one or two……but seeing it here with the instructions, even better. Got the fabric, got to get the wire….Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Carley Fayerman

    How do you do the flowers?ReplyCancel

    • kellyhicks

      Hi Carley – I just looped the wire headband around in a circle to make the flowers. The wire makes it super easy!ReplyCancel

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  • awww, love this! Such a great idea and you look so great in your pictures 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Rose

    Best DIY by far!!!! I just made one and I love it! Thanks a bunch 😀ReplyCancel

  • Karna

    Just made one in pink with a pink flower, in support of Breast Cancer. My girls love it and so do I. Thankyou. I’ve been looking for a pattern for a good fabric headband. Looks like I finally found one!ReplyCancel

  • Smarti

    THANKS! These are great. Now, if you run your wire through BEFORE you turn the tube outside out, you can use the wire to pull it through, push the wire back in to the other end, then sew it at both ends. I will be making some for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Love these. What type of fabric would be best. Cottons?ReplyCancel

  • Lydia

    Love this!!! What are you tying your ends to make? So pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • Madison

    I LOVE this idea but I get confused why you put a saftey pin in it and how you do step 8 to both sides! Please help ;(ReplyCancel

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  • NannyPenny

    Now that’s what I call a good idea!ReplyCancel

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  • eva

    Wow ! Beautifull ! O.O
    But I don’t understand how to put it and to do the knot … Could you help me please ?
    (and sorry if I don’t speak english well, I’m french XD )
    Thank you ! <3ReplyCancel

  • kellyhicks

    Hi Eva, The “knot” is just a wrapped around like a circle/swirl. It’s not actually a knot – it stays pretty well because of the wire 🙂 Hope that helps!ReplyCancel

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