Oh my, this “”How To make a No Sew Alice Band” – must be my quickest and craftiest cheat EVER! The idea came from my Mother in Law, apparently she had them as a child. I added some no sew craftiest by whipping out the stapler and hey presto – bright colourful Alice Bands….. I made this in literally less than 5 minutes (I think finding the stapler took longer). And kept it simple – bright red. But of course you could take the this “basic idea” and decorate your Alice Band with flowers or butterflies or stripes. Your call!
Materials: A strip of felt, some elastic, stapler
(I think this would look nicely with fabric too – just use some bonda web and iron down the sides, to get a nice neat edge)
1) Cut a strip of felt the desired width. Check for size on your or your child’s head. It should go all the way round, minues about 2 inches.
2) Cut a strip of elastic (about 1.5inchs – i.e. slightly shorted than the remaining space). I cut two, as my elastic was so thin, but one thicker one should do too. Staple in place. Job done. Make 100s…. Then bribe your child to wear it!
I do use hair slides on the side to help keep in place – my little one is very active! But 4 weeks later and we still use 3 of these regularly! I suspect they won’t last for ever, but you can always make more and new ones to match latest outfits and preferences!
Happy Alice Band making!
Feeling inspired? Here are some more fabulous Spring Hairbands by Family Food and Faith!