My 6 year old little girl loves crafting… which totally makes my heart so happy. We have a lot of fun doing simple crafts together. She found my stash of pipe cleaners and started making shapes with them. One of those shapes was a heart. This gave me an idea! We made a Valentine’s hairband! It was so fun and quick to make and I think it turned out really cute!!
It was basically free since we had all the materials, but if you do end up buying specially for this project it might be like $2!
Materials needed for DIY Valentine’s hairband –
- An old headband – a plain one without embellishments. You can get one here too.
- 4-5 red chenille stems / pipe cleaners
- 1 iridescent chenille stem/pipe cleaner
The picture shows sequins too, but we ended up not using them.
How to make a Valentine’s Day hairband with hearts –
I have a quick video for you to watch how the hair band is made. We also did a Facebook Live where we made it together.
If you would rather read the tutorial here it is –
Step 1 – Make three hearts – one on each end of the red pipe cleaner and one heart on the iridescent pipe cleaner. Making the hearts is very easy. You make a loop and pinch the middle. Watch the video for a full demo.
Step 2 – Twist the red stem on the side of the headband.
Step 3 – Twist the iridescent heart like below.
Step 4 – To cover up the headband, wrap it with the red pipe cleaners all around!
That’s it! the hairband is ready!
It literally took less than 10 minutes to make and now my little helper wants to make a few more for all her friends. Its going to be fun to see all the girls with these cute hairbands on Valentine’s day!
Here is the cute model showing off her hairband….yes… she is a ham!The great thing is that you can totally let the child make this hair band her own. You will see in the FB Live video that Mishka decided to do half red, half sparkly. You can even mix colorful chenille stems and create a hairband to match any outfit or occasion!
We loved making these hearts so much, we decided to make a pretty Valentine’s Day Wreath with them too!
Pipe cleaner crafts are so fun, but they are even better if there are pom pom magnets involved!