12 Days of Handmade Gifts- Beaded Velvet Hairbands

Hello Everyone! Welcome to my 12th and final day of my 12 Days of Handmade Gifts! Today I am going to show you how to make these sweet Anthropologie inspired hairbands for all your gals. They whip up really quickly, and all you need is velvet elastic trim, and Pandora style beads.


So, start by wrapping one end of the elastic trim about one to one and a half times around your wrist depending on how big you want your hairband. I have thick hair, so I did 1.5 times. Cut your trim where you stopped wrapping around your wrist. Then string a bead onto your length of trim. Fold the trim in half and wrap the ends around your fingers and tie in a knot. Clip the loose ends at an angle, and that’s it, you’re done.

You can make a whole heck of a lot of these in just an hour. They are really inexpensive. You can get several bands out of just a yard. The beads I bought at AC Moore on sale for about .50 a bead, and the velvet trim was $3 for 3 yards at Star Jewels on Etsy Here. These bands are less than a dollar a piece to make, and when you compare them to the ones at anthropologie that are $24 for a small pack of five or six, that’s a lot of dough to save. Don’t get me wrong, I just adore Anthropologie, and most things you buy there are worth the price because they are unique and great quality. However, when you can make it pretty much the same, really easily, and at a fraction of the cost, why not? These hairbands look so sweet in your hair, but also look really cute stacked as bracelets on your wrist. I totally love them, and I think the gals in my family will too! I hope some of you try these out as gifts, or for yourself. It’s a lot of fun! Be sure to tune in next week for fun holiday wrapping ideas! Have a fantastic weekend!

Happy Crafting!

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