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Headbands are a fun and easy way to add some color and personality to your summer wardrobe. This great summer accessory is super easy to make! When my friends Holly and Jessica invited me to join them for a Do-It-Yourself, headband-making afternoon, I grabbed my scissors and scrap fabrics and headed over!

We made some adorable headbands, and the best part was … we didn’t even have to use a sewing machine!

Below are some of my favorites with step by step instructions on how to make them:

THE TANK TOP HEADBAND

Materials needed: A tank top from your closet you no longer want to wear and scissors

Time to make: Less than 5 minutes!

Step 1: Cut across from side to side the bottom portion of the tank top (about 6-8 inches in width), leaving the seams attached.

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Step 2: Twist twice into a figure 8 at the seams.

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Step 3: Just gather the twisted fabric at the loops and put it on! (It’s really that easy!)

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BRAIDED HEADBAND

Materials needed: Three strips of your favorite fabric, a rubber band used to pull back hair, and scissors

Time to make: 10 minutes

Step one: Cut three strips of fabric 8 inches longer than the diameter of your head.

Step two: Gather the strips and tie one end of them to a rubber band.

Step three: Braid the pieces together, leaving around 5 inches to spare.

Step four: Tie the other end of the braid to the opposite side of the rubber band.

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FLOWER HEADBAND

Materials needed: A dozen silk flowers, thin wire, green wire tape, scissors

Time to make: 30 minutes

Step one: Cut the wire 3 inches longer than the diameter of your head.

Step two: Twist the wire together at the ends, creating a crown that comfortably fits on your head

Step three: With the tape, wrap the wire all the way around to add comfort.

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Step four: Pop off the silk flower from its stem and wrap a piece of 4 inch wire around the base.

Step five: Attach the flower to the wire from steps one and two.

Step six: Repeat with remaining flowers.

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Chriss Knight

Growing up on a horse farm in Northeast Georgia, Chriss Knight spent most of her childhood show jumping, fox hunting and riding on the farm. After graduating high school, Chriss left the farm life to attend Georgia State University and pursue a journalism career, which eventually brought her to the Big Easy. 

As a television news reporter, Chriss lived in cities all around the country before calling New Orleans home. From covering devastating tornadoes in Western Tennessee, reporting live during blizzards in the Midwest, to showcasing the fun and quirky characters and events that make up New Orleans, Chriss’ feature and breaking news coverage earned her awards and honors from the Nebraska Broadcaster’s Association, Nebraska Associated Press and the Press Club of New Orleans. 

Today, Chriss is Host of "The Real Wild Animals of New Orleans", a behind the scenes weekly web series by Audubon Nature Institute (www.realwildanimals.com), and serves as co-host of a day time show on the ABC affiliate that features New Orleans businesses. Chriss is also a publicist and social media manager for various New Orleans businesses.

Chriss is married and has two adorable cats and a hamster.

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Chriss Knight

Growing up on a horse farm in Northeast Georgia, Chriss Knight spent most of her childhood show jumping, fox hunting and riding on the farm. After graduating high school, Chriss left the farm life to attend Georgia State University and pursue a journalism career, which eventually brought her to the Big Easy. 

As a television news reporter, Chriss lived in cities all around the country before calling New Orleans home. From covering devastating tornadoes in Western Tennessee, reporting live during blizzards in the Midwest, to showcasing the fun and quirky characters and events that make up New Orleans, Chriss’ feature and breaking news coverage earned her awards and honors from the Nebraska Broadcaster’s Association, Nebraska Associated Press and the Press Club of New Orleans. 

Today, Chriss is Host of "The Real Wild Animals of New Orleans", a behind the scenes weekly web series by Audubon Nature Institute (www.realwildanimals.com), and serves as co-host of a day time show on the ABC affiliate that features New Orleans businesses. Chriss is also a publicist and social media manager for various New Orleans businesses.

Chriss is married and has two adorable cats and a hamster.

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