Fabric paint markers are my favorite. They're cheap, easy to use, and come in bright, happy colors. I've used them on shoes, and plan on using them for future projects. Today I'm showing you how to make an easy painted headband with cotton fabric and fabric markers!
You'll need: At least 54" length of cotton fabric Crayola Fabric Markers Tape measure Scissors
First, measure your head with the tape measure and write down that number. Lay out your fabric and cut a strip at least 54" long by 4" wide.
Next, measure in 10" from each end and make a little mark on each side. Cut the length to taper off. Make sure the headband is still long enough to wrap around your head a few times before tying off - this is where your head measurement can come in handy.
Now get coloring! I drew a few different prototype patterns in my notebook to see what I wanted to do. I decided to do a simple flowers and leaves pattern with the black marker, to create a sort of graphic Parisian design. I love the way it looks with the blue stripe cotton.
After you've finished your design, go over your lines again to make sure the ink really saturates the fabric. The color will be darker and stand out better.
Voila! You just made a super cute headband. If you're so inclined, you can hem it to make sure it doesn't come unraveled. I should probably hem mine, but I was too lazy. Heh.
Enjoy! And as always, if you make one of my DIYs, tag me on Instagram @melmariadesigns or comment here with a link - I want to see! Visit my DIY page for more ideas.