Make a Wired Headband

As a gal who loves everything retro and vintage, one of my go to hair accessories is a wire headband.  Ever seen one?  It’s kind of like a scarf with wire in it, and you can wrap it around your head in a variety of ways to make an adorable fashion statement.  (Or just hide the fact that you didn’t have time to do your hair!)  These headbands are very simple to make, and you can make them quickly with items from the dollar store!

Wired Headband DIY

Project estimate:

  • Tie, $1
  • Floral wire, on hand or $1
  • Needle and thread, on hand

Total:  $1 and up


Step one:  While you could use fabric scraps and sew, I saved time by using fun ties purchased at Dollar Tree.  I measured around my head and added 8 inches, then measured the tie and cut off the wide end.

step 2

Step two:  Cut the floral wire two inches longer than the length of the headband.  Wrap the ends of the wire into circles so there are no sharp ends.

Step three:  Slip the wire into the tie, starting at the uncut end.

last step

Step four:  Fold and stitch the ends of the tie shut so the wire can’t slip out.  I made points on my shamrock headband, and left flat ends on the Valentine headband.

DIY Wired Headband

This is such a quick, simple project when you use a tie!  The floral wire was enough to make two headbands, and I made both of these in less than 15 minutes.  I’ll be stalking the dollar store for other colors of ties to make more headbands.  Just wrap and twist one around your head, and you’re ready to put your best face forward!

Wired Headband Tutorial