- Fabric of choice
- Hot glue gun
The great thing about this project is that you only really need a hot glue gun to make it. While I love sewing,sometimes it’s nice to make something that doesn’t require to use of a needle and thread.
To get started, cut some thin strips of fabric. You can cut one that will be long enough to wrap around the headband itself, but in this case, I already had some scrap fabric cut, so I made shorted strips.
Once I had my strips, I added a dab of hot glue to one end of my headband and attached my fabric. I added some more glue and wrapped the fabric around the end a little more.
After the fabric is secured to the end, start wrapping the fabric around the headband. Every now and then, add some glue while wrapping to make sure the fabric sticks to the headband well.
You should end up with something that looks like this.
Next we’ll make the bow. I chose a part of the fabric pattern that I thought would look good as the bow. How can you go wrong with R2D2 and Han? My strip ended up being roughly 3″x12″, but this can vary depending on how big you want your bow.
Once I had my piece cut out, I turned it over and ironed the edges down.
I then folded in the sides, with a slight overlap, and glued them together. After that, I pinched the center to create a bow shape.
With this next step, you can either add some glue to maintain the pinch, or just rely on the center fabric strip. Wrap a smaller strip of fabric around the bow a glue the back to complete the bow.
The last step is to add a generous dab of glue to your headband and then attach your bow. That’s it, you’re done!
Some tips: If you want to make sure your fabric stays more permanently, try using a strong tacky glue like e6000. The drying time will take longer, but you don’t have to worry about anything coming apart. You can also sew the bow on if you have some extra time.
If any of you try this tutorial out, please post your results! Also, once I get some pictures back, I hope to share some of the geeky elements I worked into my wedding. Have a great weekend!