I love the look of wearing ribbons in my hair - wrapped around a ponytail or in lieu of a headband. The problem with simply tying a ribbon in your hair is that it falls out...within minutes. So I came up with an easy way to channel the same preppy look in a few simple steps. Best of all, it can be done with things you have lying around the house and costs only a few dollars.
Tools: Glue gun, grosgrain ribbon, a headband (roughly the same width as the ribbon), scissors, a ruler.
1. Lay the ribbon over the headband to get a general idea of how long to cut it. Make a mark and then using your ruler, trim it to the exact size.
2. Working a few inches at a time, add hot glue directly onto the headband.
3. Pull the ribbon taut (while making sure it's centered) and adhere it to the headband, smoothing it out as you go.
4. On the edges of the ribbon, add a dab of hot glue and then fold in at the base of the headband for a tapered, more tailored look.