Saturday, February 29, 2020

Orange Braided Headband/Hair Piece for St. Patrick's Day -Barbie DIY

This orange braided headband is an easy St. Patrick's Day or Halloween project that comes together in minutes, and is something most girls could make for themselves. All that's required is a sturdy ring from a bottle with a screw-on cap, some standard worsted weight yarn and a little hot glue.

The directions are pretty straight forward, you can kinda just see from the picture below:
  • I cut 12 pieces of yarn 30" long.
  • Find the center (15"), start making a braid with three groups of 4 strands of yarn. Make it as long as you'd like it, then tie all of the strands into a knot to secure the braid.
  • Create a braid down the other side the same way.
  • Cut some short pieces of yarn and hot glue them to the top of the ring (the bottom of the ring is cut open, creating a headband). Make sure to add a little glue to the front of the headband so the strands point a bit downward.
  • Hot glue the braid to the headband.
  • Put headband on doll, trim the bangs and loose ends of braid to desired length.

The doll's hair has been pulled into a pony tail above, if your girl gave one of her dolls a hair cut...
This headband could act as an easy hair piece.
While I couldn't cut all of the hair off of one of my real Barbie dolls...

I did buzz cut a Dollar Store doll for this picπŸ˜‰

Don't have orange yarn? How about green, or a rainbow of colors would be fun too.
I used a hair clip from Walmart for this headband, the post is HERE.

Picture tutorial for this strapless dress from 6" square of fabric HERE.


  1. When I was a young girl, playing barbies was my favorite activity. This is an awesome wig to complete the St. Paddy outfit. So cute! Visiting from Craftastic Monday.

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