Saturday, July 3, 2010

Upcycle Craft: Doll Headbands

Today we've been making these headbands for my daughters' dolls. They're quick, easy and inexpensive to make. My 4 year old made the one in the picture above. Directions below.

Supplies:
Bottle cap ring from soda or water bottles
Rhinestone stickers - you can find these in the dollar section of Michaels
Optional - paint, glue, beads

Cut a section of the bottle cap ring off with scissors. Refer to picture.

Add some rhinestones onto the bottle cap ring. You might want to glue them on even if they're stickers. This will ensure they don't fall off later. You can also paint the headbands and glue different embellishments to them. Just use whatever you have around the house; that's my motto.

Done.

I put her in this patriotic outfit in honor of July 4th. This is one of the outfits my Mom used to have for her Barbies. I'm not sure if my Grandmother made it or if it was an outfit you could buy.

Hope you all have a Happy 4th of July!

25 comments:

Lasso the Moon said...

How cute! That vintage dress is really special. I had one or two really nice barbie outfits that I saved for my daughter, too.
Anna

KJ said...

Oh my, this is so thrifty, resourceful, and stylish. We have about 30 Barbies needing one of these right now. That outfit is lovely. I know why it has been treasured. Happy 4th of July!

Kit said...

Great idea! I know what I'm going to be making next week with my daughter! Thanks for posting this.

Michelle L. said...

What a fantastic idea! Cutest miniature headbands EVAH!

Bethany @ The Paper Pony said...

She looks so patriotic! Great idea... although I think I'll have to hide this one from my daughter or our Barbies will soon be overstocked with headbands =)

Pallot said...

I *so* used to do this when i was a kid. Minus the rhinestones, of course.

mandapanda said...

Love that barbie outfit!!! So beautiful, and perfect for July 4th! Those headbands - genius!

kawaii crafter said...

Everyone,

Thanks for all the comments :)

I forgot to add the headbands make great tiaras as well.

Kristin said...

That is the best use EVER for bottle cap rings. Now I need to find some dolls...Do you think Star wars guys will look cool in glittery headbands? Maybe we can adapt. Very pretty.

Ayie said...

hehe i don't have dolls =P

Papgena Made It said...

very clever!!

Ginny said...

Genious, my kids are going to love this!

I adore that outfit btw!

ILikePaperCutting said...

you did it again, bravo!

Beth said...

Very cute - love it!

Kathryn said...

Awesome idea! I am going to try this some time.

Thanks for sharing it with us!

Arlyna's Blog said...

this is great! cannot wait to show this to my daughter... thanks for sharing.

Deanna said...

Very clever!!

Sarah Cosper said...

I have that same outfit as a hand me down for my Barbie, so it must be a store bought.

Love the headbands!

Anna M. said...

That is so cute, I have to try sometime.

JRS said...

I had the same Barbie dress! It came out for the Bicentennial, I believe. At least, that's around the time that I received mine.

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

WOW, from the first picture, I couldn't even see the red! I've been dragging my feet to let my little one play with barbies (she's only 3, for heaven's sake!) but this makes me want to break them out pronto! (Maybe after I put her to bed tonight, Mama will get them out and do some reminiscing...) Anyway, I linked on my weekly roundup - thanks for sharing!

PuppyLovePrincess said...

ohmygosh... love this idea! i'll be posting about it on my blog (w/ link and credits.) thanks again for sharing your creativity!

ladyjanewriter said...

Came over from Dollar Store Crafts - YES! I totally had that Barbie dress, but the Skipper version.

It's a Bicentennial Barbie dress, circa 1976. Cool, hunh?

Fantastic tute - I love stuff like this.

Tami said...

Just stopping by to let you know that I've featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:
http://funfamilycrafts.com/headbands-just-for-barbie/

If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them. :) If you would like to display a
featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

futuredoll said...

Very cute! Love being able to combine readily available household items & imagination! I'm re-posting this to my FB page!