It can be difficult to find certain things for a doll without having to buy other things you don’t need. For instance, it’s easy to find outfits for your dolls, maybe even ones that come with hair accessories, but it’s more difficult to find simple packs of hair accessories. If you do find them you’ll you’ll see that they usually consist of tiny barrettes or rubber bands. It’s much harder to find something like a doll headband. In fact, they’re nearly impossible to find. But, you can make a huge collection of headbands for your dolls with little effort. It only takes a couple of minutes to make one!
Small pieces of wire are just the thing you need to begin making an assortment of headbands. The wire should be very small in diameter and pliable. However, when bent the wire should be strong enough to hold its shape. Wire bread ties and similar types work great. You don’t even have to remove the plastic from the ties before using them.
Measure the doll’s head from behind one ear to the same place on the other ear. This is how long you will cut each wire. Decide on the material you will use for the headband. Some good choices include felt, fake fur, ribbon, hem tape, a braid of yarn, or narrow lace. When using yarn simply lay the braid out on a table. Apply glue to the wire then position it across the middle of the braid. Trim the ends of the braid after the glue has dried.
When using cloth to make the headband cut it to be slightly longer than the wire. Cut it as wide as you want it but taper the ends off to a point. Cut the very end of the point off then assemble the headband. To do so, fold the cloth lengthways, then place the wire on one half of the fabric. Apply glue to one long edge of the material then fold it over the wire. Press the two edges of the fabric together to secure and allow the glue to dry.
Use pipe cleaners to make even more doll headbands. Braid three pieces together and the doll can wear it like that. The pieces can be all the same color or can feature three different colors. You can also use a pipe cleaner piece to make a headband with lace, cloth or other material. As with the wired versions, simply cut the material, then glue it around the wire. The doll headbands can be embellished using tiny flowers, sequin, fake jewels, beads, buttons and similar craft items. This makes it easy to create just the right headband for just the right outfit!