Do you love finding quick and easy hair accessories that don’t require curling irons, goopy products, or special brushes? Me too! What I love even MORE is when I find these fabulous headbands, scrunchies and clips – and I can easily duplicate them at home for just pennies! I found one of those trendy, stylish hair accessories in THE MECCA of boho chic. This knotted scarf headband will quickly become your “go-to” for quick hairdo solutions – without the fuss.
Anthropologie is one of my favorite stores for inspiration – hands down. Whether it’s dresses, door knobs, or dish towels, it’s my one-stop-shop for unique styles. On my last visit, I spotted these vintage-inspired knotted fabric headbands, and I was immediately in love. The perfect, EASY addition to almost any ensemble – casual or dressy. Ninety-nine percent of the time, my unruly tresses are tied back in a high ponytail – and it’s a bit “80’s throwback”. The remaining 1% is an all-out effort to look like a grown up, and requires heated tools, loads of hair product, and massive amounts of hairspray. A trendy knotted fabric headband? Perfect solution.
At $18 per headband, I could hardly justify buying one. But as I looked a bit more closely, it was the easiest construction ever, and my piles of fabric and forgotten scarves were calling me home. I ordered some blank headbands from Amazon, and two days later, I had a collection of cute, simple, on-trend Anthropologie-inspired headbands. Read on, my crafty DIY friend, you’re minutes away from a collection of your own.
This is a great project for forgotten scarves that are just waiting for a NEW purpose! If you don’t have random scarves (because you read that book about “tidying up” and you GAVE them away – silly girl), head down to your local thrift store and check out what you can find for $1 or less! Seriously. Beautiful scarves, just waiting for you to repurpose them into your new trendy headband.
Let’s Do This: Anthropologie-Inspired Knotted Fabric Headband!
- Headband – at least 1″ wide, and if you’re like me, get a flexible one that won’t feel like a vice. I have an off-the-charts big head and structured headbands are generally not an option. However, I found these blanks from Amazon to be really awesome! I have worn them for HOURS without brain compression or bulging eyeballs. Simply amazing.
- Scarf or cut fabric – I used a square scarf and an oblong scarf, however a cut piece of fabric would totally work too. This project is incredibly forgiving, so there is no exact measurement needed. Just be sure that you can knot the fabric/scarf on the headband, cover both sides of the headband, and have a little length left to wrap around the ends. When I folded my square scarf in half (to form a triangle), it was 30″ from corner to corner. It was perfect for the knot and coverage for both sides of the headband.
- Needle and thread – Okay, you could potentially do this without stitching the fabric together, but you’d have to get out some glue and (probably) felt for the inside of the headband, and to be honest….it would just complicate things. I hate to glue fabric if it can be stitched. Friend, you can thread a needle and make this work. I don’t care how much you hated Home Ec class. Use your long-forgotten skill of hand-sewing. It does NOT need to be pretty. No one will see your stitches.
Fold the scarf to tie around the headband. How you do this will depend on what kind of scarf / fabric you’re using. Ideally, you want to fold towards the longest width of the scarf so you have minimal loose edges.
Knot it around the headband. I like the knot a bit “off-center”. The Anthropologie headbands are knotted right in the middle. Try both ways and see what works for you!
Wrap the scarf around the headband and then wrap the scarf ends around the ends of the headband.
Stitch the scarf together on the inside of the headband.
And you’re done. Wasn’t that crazy easy?? Now go give those other forgotten scarves a new life! You can whip these out in 10 minutes. What a quick and easy FAB project!
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