Gingham Ribbon Headband

Are you looking for something to do with that left over gingham ribbon from when you made a pair of gingham bow flip flops (learn to make them here)?

Are you looking for the perfect summer headband?

Do you love to wear headbands but hate when they slowly slide out of your hair?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you came to the right place!

Today I am going to show you how I made this really cute gingham headband!! And I am going to show you my trick to make it stay in one place all day long!!

I don’t know about you but I like my accessories to match as much as possible. I feel like it pulls my whole outfit together for a very clean look. The other day when I was wearing my gingham bow flip flops (see them here) I was about to run out of the house and went to grab a headband. But I had a small problem, I couldn’t find one that matched! Then I looked over at my desk and noticed all the cute gingham ribbon I had leftover (I just love gingham- don’t you?) and I thought, of course, let me make a quick headband that will not only go perfectly with my outfit today, but it will be the perfect go-to accessory for all summer. Cute for any picnic or day at that the park or Target run.

So I warmed up my glue gun and quickly threw it together in about 5 minutes. And then I was out the door looking very summery-chic!


  • Gingham ribbon (I happened to find red gingham ribbon hiding in my supplies closet and made a red one as well- I didn’t even know I had it hiding in there lol)
  • elastic
  • hot glue gun


  1. Measure your head at the spot that you normally wear your headbands. Then subtract 1 inch from your measurement. For example, my head measured 20 and then I subtracted 1, so I cut 19 inches of ribbon.
  2. Next I cut 3 inches of elastic.
  3. Last, we are going to attach the elastic to the ribbon. I glued 1 inch worth of elastic to each side of the ribbon, which leaves 1 inch of elastic for stretch to get the headband on.

And now the best way to keep that headband from slipping and sliding all over your head:

The velcro keeps the headband in position and I promise it won’t hurt your head. I can’t even feel it until I take my headband out at the end of the day!!

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