Showing posts with label Crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crafts. Show all posts

Dec 6, 2017

Decorated Pull Through Braids! 3 Holiday Hairstyle Ideas

3 cute Christmas hairstyles! Decorated pull through braids, video tutorial.

These 3 ponytail Christmas hairstyles would be great for many holiday parties and events this year!  We are loving these "decorated pull-through braids" as they are festive and fun, but not overly crazy.  I could see these styles working for little girls as well as teens and women. These 3 hairstyles could be worn to a Christmas party, any upcoming holiday event, to school or work, for New Years Eve, to church, or even a hairstyle to go with an ugly sweater contest. ;)

 Decorated Pull Through Braids Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

In this video hair tutorial, we show 3 different techniques for creating the decorated pull through braids. 

#1 Pull through braid with tinsel. This is the traditional method and most popular technique we have seen to make the braid (using garland as a substitute for the standard second section of hair in our decorated variation.)

Tinsel pull through braid, video tutorial. Cute for Christmas or New Years Eve hairstyle!

#2 Bubble braid with pulled through beads.  We came up with this method as we were experimenting and love it, as it halves the amount of elastics used in a traditional pull through style!

Pull through bubble braid with beads, video instructions.

#3 Reverse pull through braid with ribbon.  We have shared this inverted or reverse technique in the past.  For this tutorial we replaced the second section of hair with holiday ribbon.

Pull through braid with ribbon. Video instructions.

Of course, these hairstyles can be worn for many occasions year round and not just for Christmas!
Supplies needed to recreate these styles:
  • 1 large elastic or hair tie for the top of the ponytail.
  • Several medium size clear elastics (the amount will depend on the length of hair you are working with as well as the technique chosen.)
  • Decor for your pull through braid.  You could really add any type of ribbon, garland, beads, lace, yarn, etc. for all 3 of the techniques shown. We found all of our supplies at the Dollar Store.
  • Scissors to cut your decor to desired length.
  • You could definitely add some ornaments or lights to these styles (if that is the look you are going for.)  I'm thinking some jewels or other hair accessories placed at each elastic would also be lovely if you are wanting some added sparkle.
Holiday hairstyle ideas! Decorated pull through braids, video instructions.
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Oct 11, 2017

Wonder Woman hairstyle tutorial! DIY Braided Headpiece, Halloween Hair

Wonder Woman hairstyle tutorial! How to make a WW headband using braids for Halloween.

You'll love this Wonder Woman hairstyle featuring a DIY headpiece made from your own hair! A perfect Halloween hairstyle to go with your Wonder Woman costume.  And the best part? You will not need to purchase or make a wonder woman headband or crown to complete your look. Our tutorial today shows how to create a wonder woman headband using 4 cornrow braids and an inexpensive red or gold star sticker.  This warrior braid / super hero hairstyle is edgy, unique, and fierce. So fun!

Wonder Woman Hairstyle, Braided Headband Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

As mentioned in our wonder woman hair tutorial (above) we would suggest adding large, voluminous curls to complete your wonder woman Halloween costume and hairstyle.  We have a tutorial showing how to curl hair with a curling wand that would work great. I would suggest using a large barrel for loose, bouncy curls.

Wonder woman DIY headpiece or headband tutorial.

 Supplies needed to recreate this Wonder Woman inspired headpiece:
  • Several small, clear hair elastics.
  • Sectioning clips (alligator clips or claw clips) to help keep hair out of your way while braiding. 
  • A gold or red star sticker.
  • Pomade, gel, hairspray, etc. to help control flyaways.
Over the years we have seen many awesome hairstyles using braids placed over the forehead on Instagram and Pinterest and had the idea to make a wonder woman headband using this concept a few months ago when we heard there would be a DC comics wonder woman movie coming out in 2017! A few inspiring hairstyle accounts we have seen these trendy "forehead braid" or braided tiara warrior princess hairstyles on recently: @ashley_cardon_hairstyles @trenzasnmba @vlechtidee @brianasbraids @ashton_hairstyles @tinkerbeanpoplettes_hairdesign

Hope you enjoyed our Wonder Woman hairstyle tutorial.  Happy Halloween!
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Sep 13, 2017

Trolls Headband Tutorial & Easy DIY Halloween Costume

Cute Trolls Headband Tutorial #halloween

Since Halloween is right around the corner, this week we are showing a fun DIY "Halloween hairstyle" and Trolls costume idea!   We are loving how easy and quick this "no sew" Trolls headband is to make.  Your finished Trolls hairstyle could be worn to school for a Halloween party, crazy hair day, a Halloween dance, a trip to the pumpkin patch, Oktoberfest, as part of a costume for trick or treating, dress up, or to watch the new Trolls movie featuring Anna Kendrick (Poppy) and Justin Timberlake.  We have seen these cute headbands all over Pinterest and Etsy and thought they were such a great idea!  We love that you could dress up as a troll without having to wear a hot, itchy, and uncomfortable wig!

Trolls Headband Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Trolls hair video tutorial #halloween #trolls
Supplies Needed To Create Your Own Troll Hair:
  • Around 5 yards of tulle (cut into 6x24 inch strips.)  As mentioned in our video tutorial (above) stiffer tulle will work best and don't worry about getting your strips cut perfectly.  You can use any color you want and can even mix colors if you desire multi colored hair or even rainbow hair.
  • 1 headband
  • 1 medium size, clear elastic
  • Scissors
  • Decorative flowers, ribbons, or other accessories (optional)
  • Hot glue gun
To finish your trolls costume, you could wear an overall dress with a plain, long sleeve t-shirt and matching tights.

Cute #halloween costume! Trolls headband DIY video tutorial, so easy.

For more Halloween hair and DIY costume ideas, check out our our Halloween Hairstyles Collection. (Including Disney Princess Hairstyles... Belle, Jasmine, Cinderella, Elsa, Anna, a genie, pirate, unicorn, spider hairstyles, and more.)
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Oct 12, 2016

Spider Web Bun Hairstyle Tutorial

Halloween Hair, spiderweb bun tutorial. #halloween #spiderweb

This week we are showing another fun Halloween Hairstyle and this one might be our favorite so far!  We are loving this spider web bun / ponytail since it looks festive for Halloween, but isn't too over the top or crazy for teens, or even adults.  This spooky Halloween spiderweb hairstyle could be worn to school, for a Halloween party, a Halloween dance, a trip to the pumpkin patch, Oktoberfest, or as part of a costume for trick or treating.

Spider Web Bun, Video Tutorial: Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube. 

Spider web hairstyle for #Halloween. #Halloweenhair

Halloween hairstyle. Spider web bun ponytail. Video tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate this spider web hairstyle:
  • We purchased the silver ribbon used to make our webbing at a local craft store.  You can use any color or type that you want. We have found that thinner ribbon works best for this style.  You could also use yarn or string if you prefer (which may lay flatter and be easier to sew in.)
  • The donut bun maker we used can be found in most stores that carry beauty supplies.  You can also find them online (affiliate.)
  • We purchased the plastic craft needle (shown in our tutorial above) at Walmart.  You could also use a regular sewing needle.
  • You will need 3 medium size hair elastics or hair ties to make the bun and several clips or temporary hair ties to hold your braids while you are working.
  • Of course if you wanted to take this style a step further, you could add a spider accessory to your web!  We have seen some plastic spider rings at the dollar store that would be perfect.  ;)
For more Halloween hairstyles and DIY costume ideas, check out our our Halloween playlist on YouTube.
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Oct 5, 2016

Eyeball Bun Hairstyle For Halloween Or Crazy Hair Day!

Eyeball bun hairstyle for Halloween or Crazy Hair Day

 Hey guys, we are back with another fun HALLOWEEN HAIRSTYLE or CRAZY HAIR DAY idea for you today!  Depending on your Halloween costume, this eyeball bun would be perfect to go with a scary / creepy costume.... or with a funny / cute costume.  I could see this hairstyle working with many creative and unique DIY costume ideas actually:  A monster, zombie, witch, robot, alien, sea creature, swamp creature, etc. Or if you don't want to go "all out" dressing up, or aren't allowed to wear a full costume to school, you could just wear the eyeball bun by itself! We were thinking you could wear this bun and go as a "mom" because moms have eyes in the back of their heads, and those eyes would probably be bloodshot lol.

Eyeball Bun Hairstyle, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Eyeball Bun Hairstyle Tutorial For Halloween or Crazy Hair Day!

As shown in our tutorial, we started with a standard donut bun or sock bun, and it really doesn't matter how you make it, you just need a "roundish" bun to start with.  We have several videos and different methods on our YouTube channel already showing how to make these buns.  You can look at our donut bun playlist to see if there is one that would work for you.

Supplies needed to recreate this Halloween Hairstyle: 
  • We used the "perfect bun" tool (affiliate) to make our bun, which can be found online or in stores. 
  • You could also use a donut bun maker (affiliate.) 
  • 2 medium size hair elastics or hair ties.
  • Several bobby pins
  • Hairspray or gel
  • We purchased our plastic eyeball and pipe cleaners at the dollar store, but I also found some online here: Plastic eyeballs (affiliate) and here: Pipe cleaners (affiliate.)
  • Hot glue gun
(If you don't have a bun maker tool, you could actually just use a rolled up sock with the toe cut out, or you could make a standard bun by wrapping your hair around the top of a ponytail and pinning it in place.)

Of course, if you would rather make 2 eyeballs on the back of your head, you could start with pigtails instead.  Or, you could stack 2 buns vertically, like a faux hawk.

Happy trick or treating!
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May 18, 2016

Fancy Fishtail Kit Hair Tutorial, Fishtail Braid With Beads

Goody Fancy Fishtail Braid Kit, Video Tutorial

We recently purchased a "Fancy Fishtail Kit" (made by Goody) and thought it was so fun, we decided to do a tutorial with it.  My daughter wears fishtail braids to school quite often, but loves the subtle style and flair these beads add to the braid.  On top of that, this tool is so much quicker for her than creating a regular fishtail braid (which can be quite time consuming on long hair) and on school mornings, she is all about quick!

Fishtail Braid With Beads, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

This hairstyle would be great for all ages... teens, little girls, even moms.  I could also see this working for casual as well as formal occasions.  The braid itself is quite standard, but the beads give it more of a glamorous look, which would be pretty for Prom, Homecoming, church, recitals, weddings, etc.  You can choose to leave the braid sleek and neat looking, or stretch it out and deconstruct it a bit for more of a relaxed, trendy, and voluminous look. 

My daughter was at school the day I had time to film this tutorial, but we wanted to show you what this looks like on real human hair. I think it's so pretty!

Fancy fishtail braid with beads, video tutorial.  Easy.

This braid can be created on the side (as shown) or in the low center.  Of course, this could also be placed in a high ponytail if you prefer, or even made as a half up hairstyle or wrapped into a bun.

This will work best with medium length or long hair and would be adorable with curly or wavy hair as well as straight. If your hair is longer than the tool,  you can extend the braid all the way to the end of your ponytail with a regular fishtail braid if you prefer, or you can stop at the last bead like we did.

As mentioned in our video, this kit comes in several different colors.  I have seen the beads in silver, gold, and black.  I tried searching online for a link to this kit and did not find it, even on Amazon (I think it is too new.)  But, it can be found in most discount and drug stores (we purchased ours at Walmart.) I am including a picture of the packaging (below) so that you can hopefully find if it if you are wanting one.

Goody fancy fishtail kit, video instructions.

Easy fishtail braid with beads tutorial
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Sep 30, 2015

Disney's Descendents Hairstyle Tutorial - Evie

Disney Descendants Hairstyle Tutorial

Our hair tutorial this week (and our first Halloween Hairstyle of the season) is inspired by a fun style we saw on Disney's new show "Descendants" which was worn by "Evie" ie Sofia Carson.

In the original style, Evie is wearing a blue/purple woven or braided headpiece (which sort of resembles a crown or tiara) sitting atop her classic dark blue hair.  We wanted to create a DIY of something similar, as well as something simple and inexpensive for anyone who is planning on dressing up as Evie for Halloween... or for anyone else just because it's a cute style!

Descendants "Evie" Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

P.S. If you are wanting to make some curls or waves to go with your headpiece (like Evie is wearing) feel free to watch our curling wand tutorial.

Evie Hairstyle and Headpiece Tutorial From Descendants

As shown in our video tutorial (above) we braided our headpiece right into "the Princess's" hair.  This is not actually necessary.  If your hair is too short, or if you would rather make the headpiece on its own and bobby pin it into place, you definitely can.  We just thought it would be a fun way to keep the headpiece in place without having to use bobby pins or clips and worry about it falling out while trick-or-treating!  

Halloween Hairstyle, Evie from Disney's Descendants

You may have noticed in our photos and video that we are showing 2 different ways to finish this style.  Depending on your personal preference, you can either leave the braids sitting on top of the hair (as shown above) or you can drape some hair over the back/center of the headpiece to hide the elastic and give the hairstyle more of an authentic look to the original style (shown below.)

DIY Halloween Hairstyle and Headpiece from Descendants (Sofia Carson)

Evie hairstyle for halloween

Supplies needed to recreate this look:
  • Ribbon: We found the 2 rolls of ribbon shown in our tutorial at our local craft store in the discount bin for 50 cents each.  You can really use any ribbon you want, but I would suggest finding some that is around 1/2 inch thick to easily create the "point" in the front of the headpiece. We used around 3 feet of each roll.
  • If you have beads, you could thread the beads onto the ribbon and randomly add them throughout the braid for added bling and sparkle. 
  • If you really want to make this hairstyle authentic, you could actually dye or spray your hair dark blue! Or you could look for a blue wig, which would be less messy.  ;)
  • Curling iron/wand or other curling method if you are wanting curls.
  • 1 medium/clear elastic.
  • Finishing hair spray (optional)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
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Oct 1, 2014

Genie Hairstyle, Halloween Hairstyles

A fun genie ponytail and DIY headpiece

Genie hairstyle tutorial, Halloween Hairstyles

Now that October is here, we are super excited to kick off our Halloween Hairstyles tutorial series today with a cute genie hairstyle and DIY veil / headpiece!  Anyone planning on being a Genie for Halloween? 

genie high ponytail and veil tutorial

Did you watch "I dream of Jeannie" back in the day?  I sure did! You may remember that Jeannie wore her hair like this, but with a thick braid wrapped around the base of the ponytail (in front of the fabric ponytail holder.) You could easily add a braid to this style if you want more of an "I dream of Jeannie" look!  If your hair is not long enough or thick enough to do that, I have also seen synthetic braided ponytail holders which would slip right over the top of the ponytail and save you some stress.

Genie costume headpiece tutorial

This costume accessory and hairstyle could work for a "generic genie" as well as a Jasmine inspired Disney Princess costume.  Of course, you can use any color of fabric you like.  I would recommend finding fabric which is sheer and quite thin, as it will look more authentic and will lay nicer.  ;)  If you want to get creative, you can embellish this look by adding beads, glitter, sequins, or other fancy d├ęcor to your finished design!

Easy Genie Hairstyle Tutorial

This high ponytail hairstyle and "genie ponytail holder" are both super easy to make.  No sewing is involved here, and the ponytail of course is nothing extravagant.  Now all you need is a cute Genie costume to go with your hairstyle!

Supplies Needed:
  • 1 strip of fabric, approximately 2 inches wide by 5 ft long
  • 1 rectangle piece of fabric, approximately 2ft x 3ft
  • Scissors
  • 1 empty toilet paper (or paper towel) tube 
  • 2 small safety pins (or a hot glue gun)
  • 1 hair elastic for the ponytail
  • curling iron or wand (optional)

Genie Hairstyle and DIY Headpiece Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Still looking for Halloween costume and hairstyle ideas? Click here to browse our Halloween Hairstyles playlist on YouTube which includes several Disney Princess hairstyles from Frozen (Elsa and Anna,) Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, How To Train Your Dragon 2, and more!
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Jul 30, 2014

Fishtail Bow Tie Braid Hairstyle

An "accessorized" fishtail braid!
#fishtail bow tie braid hairstyle tutorial

This week we are featuring another cute back to school hairstyle idea, the "fishtail bow tie braid," and I think you will be surprised at how easy (and durable) this one is! 

This fun bow braid really doesn't take any more time (or effort) to complete than a regular fishtail braid does, but adds something special and unique to an otherwise standard braid.  This braid is casual enough for every day wear (ie school and work) but could also be worn for more formal or special occasions, especially when "fancy" accessories are added!

fishtail bow tie side braid hairstyle

You can wear this braid plain, or with some "hair jewelry" as shown (which really makes the "bow ties" stand out in my opinion.)  We purchased the jewels displayed in our video below at our local craft store, and then used a hot glue gun to attach them to the top/side of a miniature bobby pin.  I have seen similar accessories available for purchase in beauty supply stores (if you would rather buy them ready to wear.)  Jewels, beads, or tiny flowers would all be darling finishing touches in the center of these hair bows.

fishtail braid with bows, back to school hairstyle idea

This braid can be worn as a low side braid (like we did here.) Or if you prefer, you can center the braid at the nape of the neck, or place an elastic at the top of the braid, creating a ponytail or pigtails.  Of course, you can space these bows out however you wish.  If you want to add just one bow to your braid, or many, it is up to you! 

bow tie fishtail braid, back to school hair

Supplies needed:
  • One small elastic to tie the braid off at the bottom.
  • Hair jewels, beads, flowers, etc. to place in the center of each bow (optional.)

Fishtail Bow Tie Braid Video Tutorial: Click here to watch the video directly on Youtube.

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Oct 23, 2013

No Heat Curls Tutorial, DIY Sponge Rag Rollers

Heatless Curls, Overnight.
So Comfortable To Sleep In!
DIY Sponge Rag Curlers Tutorial
Although I would love to take credit for this amazing idea.... I am not the creative genius behind these sponge rag rollers.  This is a (gasp) copied design! I first saw this idea on Pinterest (where else?) which led me to a very fun blog called The Mother Huddle, which you should definitely check out!

I'm typically not really much of a crafter, but this is one of those projects that I could not pass up. No sewing or gluing involved, very quick and easy, fairly inexpensive, and a great end result.  These heatless curlers needed to happen, and needed to be shared!

How To Make Your Own Sponge Rag Rollers Tutorial
We have always loved the overnight curls created by using standard sponge (or foam) rollers.  I remember wearing these when I was a little girl, so they have been around for a long time! But "The Princess" doesn't particularly enjoy sleeping in them because the plastic clamps (which hold the curler to your head) typically end up poking her during the night.  We have also had problems with her long hair getting snagged and tangled around the edges and hinges of these rollers, which can turn into a nightmare when it is time to take them out. And, as much as I love classic "rag curls" (as they are comfortable to sleep in) rag curls are not my favorite curling method because sometimes the curls can end up being very tight and frizzy looking. 

These sponge rag rollers really do make awesome, smooth, uniform curls (as shown below) with no discomfort while you are sleeping, or snags while taking them out! 

Heatless curling tutorial using sponge rag rollers.
Supplies Needed:

* Foam/sponge rollers. We opted for the largest size of sponge rollers we could find, as we wanted soft, loose, and bouncy curls this time.  You can definitely purchase smaller rollers if you prefer tighter curls.  The ones we ended up buying are made by "Conair" and I noticed at least 3 different sizes available and several other brands while we were looking.  Of course it will depend on your hair texture and length, but we used 15 rollers total.


*Scrap fabric.  If you have an old pillowcase, that will work great!

*Something to push the fabric through the rollers.  We used a plastic craft needle (which can be found in most craft stores.)

Enjoy our video tutorial below, as the princess herself teaches how to make these rollers!

These curls are going to come out a little bit different depending on how you wrap them up.  We chose to wrap them horizontally this time, which creates more of a tousled, natural looking curl.  You could wrap them vertically instead for more of a spiral look.

A fun little side note: I asked the princess how these were to sleep in and she told me it felt like she was wearing soft little pillows all over her head, which cradled her to sleep. ;)
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Jun 12, 2013

Room Tour, Bedroom Makeover

Girls Room Makeover!
Cute Owl Themed Room Design.
Girl room before and after

 Room Reveal Video (Before and After):

Hope you guys don't mind seeing something different today. I realize it is a little strange to see a room makeover, decorating idea, interior design video on a hairstyling site! We polled our facebook fans and there were quite a few of you who were interested in seeing the princess's "new" bedroom, so we  decided to do a girly room reveal for you! The Princess has pretty much had the same bedroom decor since she was a baby. So, it is time for a change! (Oh, and hair related... please ignore MY hair in this video lol.  I didn't have time for it the day we filmed this.  So, it is in it's natural state, and not so cute.)

Our Princess chose to go with an owl themed bedroom in pink and green.  So fun and girly! 

This is a cute girls room on a budget, as most of these items were purchased at discount stores.  We found the majority of these decorations at Target in their "Love N Nature" collection. 

Hope you enjoyed our before and after!

Room tour, girl bedroom makeover, owl theme

Details on where we found the decor:

*From Target:
"Xhilaration White Ruffle Window Panels"

Wall Art:
Set of 3 pictures (next to window): "Canvas Tiles"  Pink & White Chevron, Green Dot on White, Yellow Dot on White"
"Love N Nature" Owl Pair wall art

"Love N Nature" Quilt Set
"Love N Nature" Owl Pillow

Other items: 
"Love N Nature" Owl Lamp
We also purchased the green area rug at Target, but I'm not sure of the name, sorry!

*From Walmart:
Owl Toothbrush Holder (She is using it on top of her dresser for pens/pencils.)

*From Ebay:

*From Local Shop
Tree Wall Decal (in the corner above her bed.)  I'm pretty sure these can be found in most stores that carry home decor.

*From Tai Pan Trading:
Owl Stuffed Animal (in the swing.)

*From "T shirt quilt company"
Green quilt displaying her little white blessing dress and shoes

Owl Swing
Painted Letters Spelling Her Name

Thanks so much for joining us in our room redo.  We had fun making this video! ;)

PS: We recently made an account on Instagram.  Would love to see you there!
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Oct 1, 2012

How To Pack Jewelry And Hair Accessories, Tangle Free

packing jewelry without tangles

A quick tip, just for fun! This video shows how to pack jewelry and accessories for a vacation without ending up with a huge tangled mess and lost items in your suitcase.  

We actually came across this idea on Pinterest (which was linked to this video by Jessica Gottlieb.)  I thought the idea was genius!  I wish I would have came upon this sooner.

We happen to be going on vacation soon and decided we better share, since we were packing up our stuff anyway. ;)

This would also work great for those of you who sell jewelry or other small items.  I have a friend who sells "Paparazzi Jewelry" and another who makes her own beaded bracelets, necklaces, and earrings to sell.  I thought of both of them when I saw this.  

Oh, and don't worry... we will still be posting a hairstyle later this week (as usual.) Can't wait!
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Jul 12, 2012

DIY And Crafts - Pop Tab Headband

A cute headband made from soda can pop tabs and ribbon!
pop tab headband with ribbon
We saw a neat video on Pinterest a few months ago showing how to make a pop tab bracelet. The video (which is in Spanish) can be found here: pop tab bracelet video  After watching the tutorial, we had an idea to try and make a pop tab headband. We love how the headband turned out and had so much fun making it that we wanted to share with you!      
pop tab headband and fishbone braid
Pop Tab Headband With Fishtail Braid
After looking around on Youtube, we have found tons and tons of videos showing various "pop can crafts" and tutorials for making all types of jewelry and other items. It seems you can make almost anything out of pop tabs! We have actually made several headband variations and hair accessories since we filmed this video (even a cute pop tab flower headband!) If you like to craft, and have pop can tabs on hand.... the possibilities really are endless. If you have some time to search through Youtube, you will see what I mean! 
diy soda tab headband
This is a great craft project for kids as well.  The princess has been making what she calls "pop bracelets" as well as this darling pop tab belt!  The only problem we have found is finding enough pop tabs to keep up with her.  ;)
pop tab ribbon belt
It's always fun to upcycle, or turn "trash" into "treasure." ;)  I also love that this project is quite inexpensive as you don't need many supplies or any glue for these headbands.

The supplies you will need:
  • 7-8 ft length of ribbon
  • Approx 45 pop tabs
  • 2 small safety pins (You could also use a sewing needle, but I find the safety pins are better since they won't fall off.)
  • Scissors
  • Approx 20 minutes

Pop Tab Headband Instructions:

Of course, we would love to see pictures of your pop tab creations on our facebook page!

PS:  We have had quite a few requests/Youtube comments asking for a tutorial on the hairstyle shown at the very end of this video.  We will do our best to get to it soon.  ;)
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Mar 15, 2012

Spring Hairstyles, DIY Ribbon Flower And Clover

St. Patrick's Day Hairstyles - Ribbon Shamrock Hairstyle Ideas
st. patrick's day hairstyleHey guys! We wanted to share a quick way of adding a touch of green to your hair before St. Patty's Day. Nobody likes to be pinched... right?

Our video below shows how to create both a clover and a flower out of ribbon. This 4 leaf clover (or Shamrock) variation could be used to create a green shamrock headband (as shown above) or to add a shamrock to any hairstyle or braid. A french braid and fishtail braid are shown below as examples:
french braid with clover st patricks day hair idea

This is a very quick, easy (and cheap) way of making an accessory for any hairstyle. Best of all, there is no sewing or glue involved to create these flowers.... only ribbon!

Easy Ribbon Flower Headband
ribbon flower headbandIn the pictures below, we have added the ribbon flower to a pleated ribbon braid to form a fun spring headband hairstyle. The possibilities and hairstyles you could create with these flowers really are endless!

ribbon braid spring hairstyles

DIY ribbon flower video tutorial:

We have found that thin ribbon seems to work best for making these flowers. We buy our ribbon at Walmart or various craft stores (it's usually less than $1 per spool.) The length of ribbon you will need depends on the hairstyle and the size/number of petals on your flower (plan on between 2-4 feet.) And, I think this probably goes without saying..... but, you'll want to be extremely careful not to cut any hair when you are trimming the ribbon at the end. ;)

Click here for more: St. Patrick's Day Hairstyle ideas. And, be sure to post your St. Patty's day styles on our facebook page. We would love to see them!
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Oct 21, 2011

Halloween Costumes, Pumpkins, and Treat Ideas

*A non-hair related post. ;)

We love Halloween at our house (and holidays in general.) I'm always on the lookout for ideas to make our holidays memorable.

While perusing through Pinterest and some of our favorite blogs... We have found some fun Halloween ideas for costumes, decorating, crafts and recipes. Thought I would share in case you're in need of some Halloween cheer.

Click these links for some spooktacular finds:

Halloween Recipes And Treats

Creative Halloween Treats

Spider Web Snacks

Halloween Decorating Ideas

Halloween Decor

Halloween Decorative Blocks

Halloween Costume Ideas

How To Make A Tutu (great for many different costumes)

DIY Homemade Costume Ideas

Pet Costumes

Cute Halloween Costume Ideas For Toddlers

Creative Costumes For Babies And Kids

Etsy Costume Finds

Cuter Than Cute Costume Ideas

Adorable Homemade Owl Costume

Halloween Hairstyles
(Had to throw this in the mix of course. ;)

Pumpkin Carving

Unique And Extreme Jack-O-Lanterns

Amazing Carved Pumpkins

Enjoy, and have a great weekend!
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