Day 41 of 100 Days of Doll Play

Today I have another super easy accessory for you to make for your dolls using materials you most likely have on hand – braided headbands. You can even make matching ones for yourself.

Braided headband for dolls

Kit is modeling the single strand braided headband I made for her. The braided headbands are perfect for dolls with short hair, layered hair, long hair, sporty outfits, fancy outfits and everyday outfits! All you need is about 24″ of ribbon in 3 different colors, a ponytail and a pair of scissors. You actually can use string, strips of fabric, ric-rack, raffia or even thin chain – be creative!!

Braided headband for dolls

Madison is wearing the double braided headband. The only difference with this one is that the braided strand is longer and it doubles back to the ponytail holder.

Braided headband for dolls

The finished headband. Now that you have seen the finished product, here is how you make one of your own.

Step 1 – Cut three strands of ribbon – each at least 24″ long

Step 2 – Tie a knot using all three strands around the ponytail holder. You can use any size ponytail holder you want. The smaller the ponytail holder the longer your braid will need to be.

Step 3 – Braid the ribbon until your band is about 8″ long.

Step 4 – Once you have braided your ribbon to about 8″ – check it to make sure it is about the right length to go around your doll’s head and meet up with the ponytail. Depending on the doll and the ponytail size, you may have to make your braid longer or shorter.

Step 5 – Tie the end of the braid on the other side of the ponytail.

Step 6 – Slide the headband onto your doll’s head.

Step 7 – To make the double strand headband like Madison is wearing, cut your ribbon longer – about 40″ then braid the first 8″, tie to ponytail and keep braiding another 8 ” and tie off next to your starting point.

Once you make the first one, this project goes pretty fast and you can coordinate the headbands to your doll’s favorite outfits. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

There is no printable for today’s activity.

Agisthebest made the headband and a matching bracelet for McKenna.