Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fabric Measuring Tape Headband~

My poor daughters have an absolute lack of cute hair things because 
1. I just don't think about it.

2. They never keep them in their hair anyway. 

I was thinking today that maybe they just rip them out because they are not used to such things and maybe I should once again try to make an attempt.  It would be nice to be able to make a bunch of cute headbands for Christmas.  

I grabbed an old worn fabric measuring tape and cut three and four inch pieces off to piece together and make a flower.  

I picked a button with as much vintage charm as possible and glued it to the top of the flower with E-6000. I also glued a little hair clip to the back.

I measured little miss Mira's head and cut a larger piece of the measuring tape and sewed a piece of elastic on the back of the headband.

It can be worn with or without the flower.

I basically had to bribe this girl to keep this thing on long enough to take a picture. Ha ha ha...not off to a good start.

This project has been featured by Dave's Wife! Thanks Lady!


  1. hahah very cute and creative! What a sweet (pretty) model

  2. Love it. I love how you are always original. I've been pondering the same theory with my girls--maybe they don't keep them in because they rarely have anything in their hair.

  3. oh my gosh! I am in love with this! thanks for sharing!

  4. Super cute! I miss you a ton already!

  5. I am crazy about this!! I'll have to raid my mom's sewing room and see if I can find an old one for myself. Thanks for the fab idea!

  6. Oh my goodness what an adorable project!!!

  7. Oh gosh, that is adorable! And you daughter is too precious!

  8. This is seriously adorable! And what fabulous hair on your little girl. Love!

  9. I've never thought of using an old measuring tape to make headband, this is actually a great idea. I'd love to make this for my little niece, she loves hair accessories. Thank you so much for sharing! I just love your creativity!!!!

  10. I love it. A great back to school thing, too. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Love love love it!!!! Super cute!

  12. L♥Ve this! I freatured it today as one of my {Fab Finds} here:


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