My daughter’s softball team name this year if Troll-rific. So cute! For softball opening day, the teams get dressed up and parade themselves in costume and to loud music. Needless to say, I had to figure out how to make DIY Troll hair headbands. It was actually very simple and inexpensive.
After making about nine of them, I decided to do my very first live Facebook video. So, if you want to see me “wing it” and make these headbands, check out this video. It also includes how to make the felt flowers.
If you want to see a quicker version, check out my YouTube video.
Watch the YouTube Tutorial:
Time: 20-30 Minutes
- Headbands (at least a half inch wide)
- Tulle (6” X 25 yard rolls) (the stiffer the better)
- Rubber Bands
- Felt Flowers
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
I made each headband different, but you will need about 10-12 twenty-two inch strips of tulle that are about 22″ long. Fold the strips in half and loop them to the headband as shown. Once all the strips are on the headband, pull the ends together and tie them with a rubber band. The highest point of the headband will be about 11 inches tall. Tie a ribbon around the rubber band in a bow.
Make mini felt flowers to glue onto the headband to embellish it.
Tips to Avoid Flopping: READ BEFORE MAKING
After this post published, a few people mentioned they had trouble with their hair flopping over. Here are some tips to make sure this doesn’t happen to you:
- Make sure the headband is at least a half inch high
- Do not make the Larks Head Knot too tight. The looser the better. (This one is most important)
- The hair should only be about 10″-11″ at the very highest point.
- If it happens to you, loosen the knots. You can also try spraying it with starch, but loosening the knots should work.
Felt Flower Video Tutorial:
I made different color combos. I bought the headbands at Target, 5 for $5.99. The 25 yard rolls of tulle will make three headbands. Consider playing around with colors and make striped hair or two toned hair.
I hope you like them! They are fun to make and would also make a great craft at a Troll themed birthday party. OR, you can be like my daughter and wear them anywhere and everywhere!