Pleated Headband

Today I am going to show you how to make a fun and beautiful Pleated Headband. This is the same headband I made for last Fridays blog swap if you missed it.

I love a pleated beautiful headband.
Super easy to make plus it looks really great
Heres how to do it:
You will need a hot glue gun, a headband, ribbon (I used satin 5/8). I would use ribbon that is wider than your headband for a cleaner look

Line the inside of your headband with ribbon

Now start pleating the ribbon. Do it by hot gluing it down as you go.

Then when you get to the end of the headband cut the ribbon about an inch. Fold it over hot glue to the inside of the headband.
Look how awesome the headband looks. It looks great by itself.
Or even better with a pretty flower

DIY Flower Patterns. Simple and Easy Ribbon Flowers

I love making flowers out of ribbon and fabric. Here are a couple of patterns that I have available in my shop.


Today we are sharing one of our favorites. Its simple and uses only ribbon and elastic. 

Ribbon flower Tutorial


50 inches of ribbon (I used 7/8 inch ribbon and 3/8 inch grosgrain ribbon, but you can use just one or a combination of several)
30 inches of ¼ inch elastic
Hot glue
Hair Clip or pin
Small piece of fabric


Follow the directions above, but use one continuous piece of ribbon
Also, when using ribbon you need to seal the ends of the ribbon by either using fray check, a match, a lighter, or a heat gun. It really does not matter the method you just don’t want your ribbon to fray/unravel
1. Sew the ribbon onto the elastic. Make sure to pull the elastic as tight as possible.