Moms, we are teaching our girls the importance of using their heads to say "yes" to obedience. This headband is a symbolic reminder of this truth. These triple-braided headbands are cute to wear and fun to make. It takes some prep time, but it is well worth the labor.
Supplies (for 10 headbands)
To start, select at least 3 different colors of fabric. We chose 5 different colors to give the girls a selection. Choose fabrics with complementary colors and different patterns. An example of mixed patterns could be: large dots, zebra print, swiss dots, stripes, solid, and chevron.
1 ½ yards each of (at least) 3 different fabrics
Safety Large Safety Pins
Cut the fabric into 1”x30” lengths.
Choose 3 different colors to be used in the headband. Get 3 strands of each color of fabric for a total of 9 strands of fabric. Starting with one color, tie the fabric to the ponytail holder.
Wet the fabric. This creates a tighter braid.
Using a large safety pin, pin the 3 lengths of fabric to your pant leg to stabilize for braiding. (Girls, you can get creative on this one. Hook the ponytail holder onto a window lock or team up mom with one person holding and the other braiding. The options are endless.)
Braid the fabric to within 3 inches of the end and tie in a knot to secure.
Repeat this process with the other colors of fabric. When finished braiding, tie a knot at the end of the braid.
To finish with the correct length, measure the braided fabric around the girl’s head so that it will finish close to the nape of the neck. Mark the length, and tie it at that marked point around the ponytail ring.
After all the braids are securely knotted on the ponytail holder, trim the leftover fabric ends to approximately ½”.
Hot Glue the ends of the fabric to the knots for a clean finish.
Repeat this process for each braided strand.
You have a fun triple-braid headband!