When I go to stores of any kind, I'm always on the lookout for inexpensive items that are doll-sized or could fit my dolls. When I saw some adorable cloth bracelets for girls at Walmart in the jewlery section I thought with a little alterations, they could be doll headbands! Plus, they were only 97 cents!
I'm going to show you how I turned a bracelet into a headband, so you can do it too!
First you need some supplies:
- One of these inexpensive bracelets from WalMart. (A friendship bracelet or even ribbon works great too!)
- Elastic for sewing (I got the 1/4 in. braided kind)
- Sewing needle & matching thread
- Ruler (optional)
- And, a parent/guardian to help you!
After I got out my supplies, I opened the bracelet and I snipped off the extra loop on the left, and cut off a half inch on the right.
After cutting a piece of elastic about 5 inches long, I looped it around the hole in the bracelet. I folded it about an inch.
Then I began sewing a few simple stiches to attach the elastic to the bracelet.
Then I moved on to the other side...
And ta-daa! A new headband that can easily slip over my dolls head with the elastic.
Kit loved being my model! The headbands can be worn bohemian/hippie style or normally. :)
The heart headband is so CUTE!
Perfect for Valentine's Day next year! :)
And, here's a pink flowered headband...
It's so much fun to repurpose an item made for girls, into doll-sized! I hope this inspires you to make one for your doll! If you do, I'd love to see! Feel free to send me a picture at email@example.com
Happy stylin' crafting! Have you had any doll-sized finds lately?