Making a Doll Headband

Making a Doll Headband

Making headbands for your American Girl doll can be a fun and creative craft project. Here's a simple way to make a basic headband:

Materials needed:

  1. Fold over elastic or skinny elastic
  2. Scissors
  3. Glue or needle and thread
  4. Decorative items (optional), such as beads, sequins, bows or flowers


  1. Measure the Elastic Cord or Ribbon:

    • Wrap the elastic cord or ribbon around your American Girl doll's head to measure the desired length for the headband. 10 inches is usually a good length
    • Cut the cord or ribbon to the measured length, adding an extra inch for overlap.
  2. Decorate the Fold Over Elastic (Optional):

    • If you want to add decorative elements, now is the time to do so. You can glue on beads, sequins, or small fabric flowers to enhance the headband's appearance.
  3. Secure the Overlapping Ends:

    • If you're using elastic cord, overlap the ends by about an inch and secure them with glue or by stitching them together.
    • If you're using ribbon, you can tie a knot to secure the ends or use glue.
  4. Let it Dry:

    • Allow the glue to dry completely before putting the headband on your American Girl doll.

Feel free to experiment with different materials, colors, and embellishments to create a variety of headbands for your American Girl doll. This basic method can be customized to suit your preferences and the style you want for your doll's accessories.

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