D.I.Y. Wednesday: Headband and Bow Ring

Our favorite day of the week has arrived! This installment is ideal for those looking for a cute D.I.Y. holiday gift idea. Here are two simple styles perfect for the fashionista or young Vera fan on your list.

DIY: Headband and Ring

Ribbon Headband

DIY: Ribbon HeadbandWhat you’ll need:
Scissors, ribbon (we used the one from our Take Note Cube), a hot glue gun and elastic (we used the piece from our Pocket Pals)

DIY: Ribbon Headband1. Cut the elastic off of your Pocket Pals. Set aside. Trim the ribbon so that it is just about two inches smaller than the circumference of your head (measuring vertically).

DIY: Ribbon Headband2. Use a small amount of glue from the hot glue gun to attach the elastic to the ribbon on each end, forming a complete band. Let your new headband dry entirely. Slide it into place for a fabulous look!

Bow Ring

DIY: Bow RingWhat you’ll need:
A used Vera Bradley paper item that is spiral bound (we used Pocket Papers), ribbon (we used the one from our Pocket Pals), scissors or wire cutters (recommended)

DIY: Bow Ring1. Disassemble your spiral-bound item, separating the binding and perforated paper.

DIY: Bow Ring2. Use your wire cutters to remove one section of the spiral binding. (Tip: You might also want to use sandpaper or a file to remove any sharp edges.)

DIY: Bow Ring3. Tie your ribbon into a cute bow.

DIY: Bow Ring4. Slide the ring through the center (bottom side) of the bow.

DIY: Bow Ring5. Turn the ring until the opening is tucked under the bow. Secure your new accessory with a small amount of hot glue, if it’s handy.

DIY: Headband and Ring
Come back each Wednesday for more of Erin’s eco-friendly D.I.Y. designs.

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9 Responses to D.I.Y. Wednesday: Headband and Bow Ring

  1. I LOVE how y’all use everything from your products, especially the ones that can only be used for a limited time. DIY Wednesday is my fave!

  2. kapcityen says:

    So adorable!!!!! Love this

  3. NANA says:

    What a cute idea!! And simple to make.

  4. Sarah says:

    I wish it was more Vera, though! Show us how to make something with a napkin, PLEASE!!

  5. Evelyn McGoldrick says:

    Adorable, I shall be making one for my grandaughter to go with the Vera Purse I bought her for Christmas.

  6. Sparky says:

    Courtney, Erin,
    I’m surprised that you haven’t yet put a link to the VB wreath featured last year as one of the DIYs for the holidays: http://insidestitch.com/2010/12/03/wrap-artists/

  7. So refreshing and new! I just joined and I am so glad! You are certainly inspirational to me~ thank you~ ❤
    Patti ❤

  8. This is amazing! You’ve just inspired a loot bag party favour for my daughter’s party. I’ll link you up to it if I do it and it goes well enough to blog about it. 🙂

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