Woven Ribbon Headband - 4th Of July Hairstyle

Time to go buy some red, white, and blue ribbon, girls. I spent $1.50 on ribbon this week at Walmart and it's been completely worth it. We've had lots of fun coming up with hairstyles for the 4th of July!!

This hairdo is now one of our new favorites!

Here is a video tutorial for this style:


Or if you would rather follow along in pictures..........

To start, make a french braid headband. You can do a regular french braid or a dutch braid, it doesn't matter. Just make sure to make the part far enough back on her head to give you some room for the ribbon. Also, only take hair from one side (the front) when you're braiding.

Braid down as far as you can and tie off with an elastic. If you don't already have one, pick up one of these plastic needles while you're at Walmart too. For another $1.50, you'll be glad you did!

Depending on the size of your daughter's head, your pieces of ribbon will need to be about 2 - 3 feet long, each. I've found it's usually better to go a little bit longer than you think. You can always trim it later if you need to.

Thread your ribbon through the needle and you're ready to start weaving the headband.

french braid headband I just tried to follow my sections from the french braid as I sewed the ribbon in. Alternate going under a section of hair, then over a section of hair all the way across her head.

I remember Babes In Hairland doing something similar awhile back with a cute Valentines Day Do. If you like this concept, you should go check out that style too.

woven headbandHere's what the first ribbon will look like. At this point, you may need to tug on the ribbon a little on either side to get the ends even.hair styles for girlsRepeat the process with your other 2 ribbons. Just make sure to weave the middle section through the hair the opposite way. (If you started going under a section of hair the first time, go over instead and vice versa.)cute hairstylesTake the ends of the ribbons on both sides (and the end of the braid) and tie them all together underneath her hair in the back with an elastic.hairstyles for little girlsIf you want, you can add a cute flower clip to one side.basket weave
Oh, and don't mind the lovely non-matching pj's! She has the cutest red, white and blue outfit to match, but we didn't feel like putting it on just for the picture. We'll save that for the real 4th of July. :)
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20 comments:

  1. WOW!!!! I love this! Love, Love, Love it!

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  2. You do the most amazing hair dos! My daughters won't let me, but at least I can dream when i look at your blog! Maybe I'll try something like this on the 4th. It's so so cute!

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  3. That is SOOO cute and creative!!! I can't wait till my daughter has long thick hair to try this. It would be really cute for 4th of July...FUN!

    ~Derinda

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  4. Very Cute...love the 3 ribbons. Can't believe the 4th is just around the corner - ahh! Thanks for the shout out!

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  5. super cute! My daughter's noggin is so tiny, I'll have to try some of the really skinny ribbons. Thanks!!!

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  6. I love that--- prediction... someone will now be using this same style to do a flag... Not me either. I like that bow a lot too- very unique.

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  7. Very great idea! I am going to have to bust this one out for the big day! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. how a cute idea:)thanks a lot for sharing.

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  9. I am definately going to have to try this one......tomorrow.....last day of school for my girls. They will love it! Thanks!

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  10. Gorgeous! Great blog and what a cute model!

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  11. I don't even no what 4th July is (England) but I'm sure going to do this and say what I'm celebrating! Hehe. Love it - gorgeous

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  12. Love it love it love it! Defintatly doing this on the girls for the 4th!

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  13. These are just too cute. I cannot believe the creativity in this. You are amazing. I'm feeling so bad with the three hair styles I can give my girls.

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  14. I love it! I need help though...How do you do it so that the braid is so close to the part and (short on the left side) and a lot of hair on the right side of the braid. Does that make sense? I can't firgure out to do it where the braid isn't in the middle?! Thanks!

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  15. I did it! I went to walmart for the needle but it was not there but found the exact one at joann fabric! Pulling the hair for the inside out braid only from the front of the head was not that hard either. Thanks, Lyn in Seattle

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  16. i l<3ve your site! i have 4 daughters 2 of which long hair and 2 who don't have enough hair to work on yet. the styles that you have on your site are awesome and you explain how to do them so well it's so easy to follow!!

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  17. Thank you for doing pictures too. They are easier to follow and look back on when I'm actually doing it :D I will definitely be doing this for July 4th this year. I absolutely love your blog.

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  18. I LOVE this!! all the styles on your blog are incredible. Also, you have a very patient little girl! :D

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