How to make a super simple scrunchy headband with Bowdabra

In this quick video, Bowdabra creator, Sandy Sandler, shows you just how much fun it is to make this simple scrunchy headband with the help of the amazing Bowdabra bow maker.

simple scrunchy headband

Simple scrunchy headband



Bowdabra Bow Wire

18” x 6” Black Bowdabra Mesh

19” Silver Bowdabra Scrunchy Ribbon

20” x 2.5” Wired Ribbon

Purple Beads


“Hi, I’m Sandy Sandler, the creator of the Bowdabra Bow Maker, and today, I’m going to show you how to make a super simple scrunchy headband. So, let’s get started.

First, I’m going to start with my Bowdabra Bow Wire, and I always fold it in half and then cut it. It’s just my habit. So, I’m going to fold it in half, I’m going to lay it into my Bowdabra and just tuck the ends underneath to keep them out of the way.

Add the mesh and scrunchy ribbon

Then, I have this Bowdabra mesh Ribbon that I’m just going to tuck down into my Bowdabra. So then, I’m just going to lay my scrunchy ribbon, and scrunch that down in there. And then, I have this really pretty wire edge ribbon, and we’re just going to scrunch it down. In the end, I’m just going to fold it over to give it a finished look.

Add the beads

Now, I have these little purple beads that I’m just going to lay down in here. And I’m going to take my wand and give everything a good push. One of my tricks, if you lose your wand because a lot of people do, you can use a 12-inch ruler. And I just wrapped the ends with duct tape, and I can just push that in. It’s okay to pull the towers apart a little bit, and that works like a perfect wand.

Finishing the scrunchy headband

So now, what I’m going to do is just the reason I folded it in half is now I have a slipknot. So, I’m just going to pull this through really tight while it’s still in the Bowdabra. I’m going to separate the ends and bring them around to the back of my bow. And I’m just going to tie a knot here. And so, we’re just going to knot that, and then I’m going to double-knot it.

Next, what I’m going to do is tie it onto my scrunchy headband. And the way that I tie it onto the headband is I find my seam. So, I’m going to put my bow, I’m going to feed the wire right through, I think I’m going to feed the wire through from the outside of my headband in through the inside. And then, what I’m going to do is take it and I’m going to feed it right back out again.

So, I’m going to take my other piece of wire and I’m just going to tie it and knot it. Tie it here, and then now, I’m going to just make sure that I knot my bow. And I’m going to have to double-knot it. The reason that I do this is that when you cut the wire off, it’s not against a little girl’s hair or head. I’m going to put that aside and I’m just going to shape out however you want your bow. And you have a really cute super simple headband.

Don’t forget to join Sandy each Monday at 7:00 p.m. EST, 6:00 p.m. CST, 5:00 p.m. MST, and 4:00 p.m. PST for Facebook live.  Each week Sandy will show you several quick and easy projects that you can make in minutes.  And every week one lucky viewer will win a surprise gift like the Bowdabra scrunchy ribbon used in this project!


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