Button Headband Tutorial

What can I say, I am a sucker for buttons!
{Hence, yet another button tutorial}
I think this one would have been cuter if I used buttons that were a bit more “fun” or colorful…
**Note: If you have a project and/or tutorial using buttons, please leave a link to it in the comments section to be considered for an upcoming
feature in my Button Round Up**
the Button Headband Tutorial:
Here’s what you’ll need for this project:

Headband {and plain headband @ Target}
Buttons of your choice
Glue gun and hot glue
Ribbon {similar color as buttons}
Glue down the first button in the center of your headband.
Working from the center button, continue gluing down your buttons.

Now that have finished gluing down your buttons we need to add the ribbon to keep the buttons and glue from sticking to your hair.  I suggest using a ribbon in a similar color as your buttons.  Also, make sure your ribbon is not wider than your buttons {you don’t want the ribbon to show}.
Trim the ends of your ribbon and then you are done!
This is what the underside of your headband should look like:
And here you have it:
My attempt at taking pictures of myself wearing my new “cute as a button” headband:
If you make a headband using this tutorial I would LOVE to see pictures of the final product!
ALSO, I will we doing an upcoming BUTTON ROUND UP, so if you have a project and/or tutorial using buttons, then leave your link in the comments section to be considered for a feature.
{Click HERE to check out the awesome blog parties I link to}
Happy Crafting!

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    Liz @ Sugarplum Creations
    May 22, 2010 at 7:10 am

    I love buttons too! That headband is super cute!! ­čÖé

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    May 22, 2010 at 9:22 am

    So simple yet so clever. Brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing it as I know my daughters will love it too.


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    May 22, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Love it!
    How cute – thanks for the tutorial!

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    May 22, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    So cute! I need to try this one. I love all the cute headbands but I'm always too cheap to buy them, for fear that I look like a dope and never wear them!

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    Love Stitched
    May 22, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    ohhh i love this idea!! cute headband!

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    Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}
    May 22, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Really cute! I love it with the simple buttons. It makes it more everyday. I could see making another one with "special" buttons for a special occasion. Love the blog makeover, too!

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    Amanda @ Serenity Now
    May 22, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    I love that headband. ­čÖé Very simple but chic project…a grown-up or a little girl could wear it and look sweet. I have a link for a project I used buttons with. The buttons ended up making the project for me! ­čÖé

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    May 22, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Thanks..I need a couple of these for myself!!

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    May 23, 2010 at 4:20 am

    Love the headband! And it looks super easy to make too!

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    May 25, 2010 at 4:13 am

    This is such a fantastic idea! The headband looks fabulous! I love headbands, so I
    definitely want to give this tutorial a try. Thank you Ashley.
    Your blog is so beautiful =)

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    May 25, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Love it.. it is so cute and simple plus with all the buttons out there it can be so versitile

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    May 25, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Pretty cool. Aren't buttons just the best crafty tool?! Thanks for sharing.

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    May 25, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    LOVE it! TFS!

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    Andrea @
    May 27, 2010 at 2:52 am

    This would look great with mismatched buttons as well. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

    I have a weekly Thursday blog party especially for people to share things they've made to be worn. Stop by if you'd like! It is called Make It Wear It and I host it at

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    May 30, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    That is great!!! This is headband I would actually wear! Thanks for the idea!

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    May 31, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    This is a super cute idea! I'm starting a feature on my blog–if you'd like to be featured, visit me at
    I'm a follower! Thanks!

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    June 2, 2010 at 1:22 am

    This is so cute. I have never been able to wear headbands…they tend to hurt. But this is oh so cute.

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    Beverly @
    June 2, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Oh this is very cute! I really like it – thanks for the tutorial!

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    Kari @ Ucreate
    June 3, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Simple, yet oh so cute!
    I'll be sending my readers your way!

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    June 3, 2010 at 4:43 am

    So adorable! Yet it still looks so elegant in all black.

    I heart buttons too, especially covered buttons. I made this heart in an embroidery hoop recently (scroll down the post to find it). Thanks for the chance!

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    June 3, 2010 at 6:10 am

    This is super cute! It is definitely simple. I am going to try it after I collect some buttons ­čÖé

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    kirstin & jordan
    June 10, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Ooooh, LOVE this! Great blog, great tutorial…
    We'll be featuring you tomorrow, so come on by and grab a button!

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    kirstin & jordan
    June 10, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Ooooh, LOVE this! Great blog, great tutorial…
    We'll be featuring you tomorrow, so come on by and grab a button!

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    September 15, 2011 at 3:10 am

    Love it. Thanks for sharing

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