Got an old t-shirt? Use it to make a headband for yourself! #Do It Yourself#hair August 2 | Stephanie Kaloi I saw this pin on Pinterest recently in which someone used a baby's old shirt to make a headband for the baby. I had this dress/shirt thing that I loved — unfortunately I only got to wear it once before it fell victim to my child and his elastic-strap-busting habit. I decided to use it for this, though it's worth mentioning here that the headband would be cuter if I had used a solid colored fabric — you can't really see the pattern in this. I digress! Here's how I did it: What you need Old shirt/fabric Scissors Some kind of adhesive How you do it 1. Cut two strips of fabric. Use chalk pastels to temporarily add color to your hair If you've ever wanted rainbow colored hair but didn't want to submit yourself to hours of bleaching and dye, get ready to squeal: you can... [more] 2. Loop one of them! 3. Form the second piece of fabric into a U and lay it on top of the loop. 4. Tie a knot (any kind you want to, really) with the two pieces. 5. Cut off a small piece of fabric to use to bind everything together. 6. Attach! And ta-da! Instant headband. I wore it around for 30 or so minutes while my hair dried — it didn't pull on my wet hair like other headbands have in the past, and there was a surprise bonus in that my hair was extra wavy/curly around where the headband had laid. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Stephanie Kaloi I am the former editor of Offbeat Families, and owner/photographer at Stephanie Kaloi Photography in Portland, OR. PREVIOUS Make this Jack Daniel's soap dispenser NEXT The black bedroom and bathroom of your delightfully dark dreams Toggle comments [ 4 ] This is one of those projects I keep meaning to do, but just haven't gotten to it. I can always use more headbands! 0 agree Reply I made a very similar one that I found on Pinterest, from the hem of a t-shirt, but I did mine with no sewing! http://www.fineandfeathered.com/blog/2011/10/diy-criss-cross-headband.html Of course, that means you have to re-tie it every time, but hey. Yay pinterest! 0 agree Reply this is super cute, i love that it looks kinda retro-ish! Iv been looking for ways to recyle clothes as i love every item in my wardrobe like a child. Atm im turning all my old band t shirts in to a quilt and cusion covers! Yay 0 agree Reply I am so loving T-shirt re=purposing right now and found these adorable braided headbands made from shirts. I have made a couple of these (as well as other projects on the site) and love them! http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/06/repurposing-tshirts-into-5-strand-braided-headbands.html 0 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.