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Easy DIY: Retro Head Scarves With Ella

RETRO STYLE. It comes… It goes… but is it ever really out of fashion? We say not! And we know Ariana and Taylor are heeeeaps into their retro vibes, in particular these super cute 50s head scarves
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Or is Ella’s one kinda 70s? Defs getting some major boho festival fashion vibes there… Either way, we want one. So here’s how to make them yourself!

YOU’LL NEED:

  • Fabric – long enough to fit around your head, with extra to tie a bow. Any colour/print you like!
  • Scissors
  • Bendy wire – we got ours from the gardening section at the hardware store.
  • Hot glue gun
  • Wire cutter (your folks may have one in the garage already)
  • Pliers (Ditto!)

(Make sure to ask your folks for help with the hot glue gun, wire cutter and pliers.)

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STEP 1

Cut your fabric into a long rectangle. Ella’s is 85cm long and 12 cm wide.
Fold your fabric in half along the long side, and cut the ends on a diagonal, to create points.

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STEP 2

Unfold the fabric and place it face down. Take your hot glue gun and glue along the edge, folding it over as your go, creating a small hem.
Do the same on both sides. Then do the short edges – this creates neat edges with no fraying.
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STEP 3

Take the wire and stretch it out along the fabric. Use the wire cutters and cut it to the same length. Be careful with this step or better yet, ask for help.
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STEP 4

Use the pliers to twist the ends into a loop. This is so there aren’t any sharp edges digging into your head later… safety first forever!12-image_pliers13-image_curl-the-ends

STEP 5

Place the wire in the middle of the fabric and fold the fabric over, using the hot glue gun to seal it.

TIP: Do the ends first, glue-ing the end of the wire to the fabric. This will hold it in place while you glue along the long edge.

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STEP 6

Wait for the glue to dry and then WERK that headscarf. Make one in every colour!
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20-gif_ella-417-gif_ella-1The wire adds structure to stop it sliding around on your head, and you can twist the ends into bows and knots that will hold their shape.

But most importantly – are you Team Taylor or all about Ariana’s look?

Posted 2 years Ago
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