So another tutorial.. this one you could probably figure out yourself. I decided to make a headband like Haruhi Suzumiya’s because I love her hair. It’s just way too cute, and I think it’d be a good headband for all time. I just finally bough ribbon recently…
First, you’re going to need a headband. I suggest one that is under 1 inch, my ribbon is 3/4 of an inch (bought at JoAnn’s Fabrics and Crafts for 1.49 a yard - you’ll need about 2 yards, more if you want bigger bows.) The headband is really your choice - I chose a thicker one simply because I had it lying around, and I also like them more. But you can go thinner. I think 3/4 inch is about the right thickness. First, if your headband has something glued on it take it off. You can see in the picture the end of the headband I used was already coming off. I used a hair dryer (heat setting) to melt the glue a bit and it came off perfectly.
After the first layer of ribbon.
Gluing the second layer
So once you get your ribbon and a plain headband - you can start. You will need a hot glue gun. For the first layer, I actually only hot glued then ends and then spray mounted the rest. I don’t really know why I did this. But I did. The hot glue took to my ribbon a bit weird, but it isn’t noticeable. I just didn’t apply it allover, but in about 5 different spots. I did the same thing for the second layer. I chose to do a second layer so the yellow was really bright, as the black was still seen a bit with just one layer.
After this, I trimmed and glue the edges a bit. This isn’t necessary, just something I decided to do.
Next, cut two pieces of ribbon. Tie a knot in them in the dead center. Then make bows. I use the bunny ear method and it took some time…
First and final bows. After you get your ideal bow, take a dab of hot glue to the inside. I did this by pulling side the center part of the bow, and then once I put the glue on, placing it back where it belonged. Be careful - this could easily burn you.
Now it’s time to place the bows. Go find a mirror, and just place them where looks good on your head and is more like Haruhi for your head shape. Take a pen/marker (Sharpie bleeds a bit) and put a small dot where you want the bow… Then it’s time to glue!.
Place a dab of hot glue where your marker dot is on the headband and immediately place the bow (side you like the most facing out of course) and hold it there for about 15 seconds. This should allow it time to dry. Align the other one (make sure your dot isn’t off) then put the glue down and hold the bow for the other side. Let it dry, and complete! Voila, your own headband/set of bows just like Haruhi - and all pretty cheap too!