5 Strand Braided Headband Tutorial

By Dana Fox

Ever have one of those days where you just can’t seem to get anything finished? That is my today. It’s been one thing after another all day long and I am just finally getting to complete this post. This is my second last festival style collab with LuLu*s and I hope you like it! Originally, I wanted to make this headband a belt, but it turned out a little too short. Actually if I’m being completely honest here, this wasn’t even what I had planned for today, but it works. My original project is having some difficulties, so hopefully I can bring that to you next week instead if all ends up working out. Anyways, here is my latest festival look, and a fun five-strand braided headband DIY at the end!

Sometimes the best accessories are quick, easy, and made from recycled materials! This headband was made from an old t-shirt and a strand of lace! Anybody can do it and here’s how:


1. Start with 5 two inch strips of an old t-shirt. Pull on each piece to stretch it out and make it curl. Join a strand of lace to the first t-shirt strip.

2. Secure the pieces together with glue or sew them. Tape to a table and start braiding as shown in the photos above! When you’re done, just sew or glue the ends together again. Tie around your head, or create a longer one for your waist!

More Festival Style with LuLu*s:


Do you wear headbands? What are some of your fav hair accessories for summer?

Clothing in this post:
RVCA White Shadow Gray Tank Top c/o LuLu*s
Billabong With Luv White Crochet Maxi Skirt c/o LuLu*s
“D” initial necklace c/o Omerica Organic
Lace bandeau from Urban Outfitters

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Dana Fox
Dana Fox
About me

I am a country loving Canadian with a mind that never sleeps. When I'm not running the Wonder Forest blog ship, you can find me creating artwork for phone cases and home decor, whilst managing the daily tasks of Dana Fox Creative. Visit me at the links below if you wanna be friends!


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  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12362884678360472138 Sophierosehearts

    As always, beautiful photos. Really loved this post, such a great fun idea :)

    Sophierosehearts x

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07810635487723071132 Jen Blackman

    The photography's lovely and I love the headband. I'll definitely be attacking my t-shirt tonight and making this (:

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10419208722280608620 JanM ♥

    Love this!

    Jan Loves

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07339730088520307820 Teresa Sinaguglia

    Love a good DIY project! Love your skirt in this too x


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07742009826475965744 Zoe P

    I love it. I wish I were better at DIY. My talent in that area is pretty much restricted to tiedye…


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02753390925069627032 Victoria Pollock

    What a beautiful skirt! I am in love! Also, you paired the perfect diy with this outfit!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16104335569975338230 Lindsay

    You look gorgeous, love the headband. An easy DIY accessory for summer xx

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12930583361980227284 Ladies in Navy

    beautiful! photos!
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  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/18363842839944440754 Grace Lynne Fleming

    cute cute! :)

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  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16456771159005890671 Talisa Tossell
  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14289170363527061697 Claire Tyler

    so lovely :3 I wish I had enough hair to do this! x


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15408024391504163001 Rachael

    Gorgeous photos and love this tutorial! I am definitely a headband girl, my favourites are from Just Lovely Things and Much Love Illy.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07810635487723071132 Jen Blackman

    Did the headband this morning, only using a different color t-shirt. Check out my blog for the photos of it (:

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17494092559025272466 Kelli Murray

    Love this tutorial!

    xo Kelli

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05675531116727656967 Brenna McCarthy

    Love the tutorial – I love how the headband almost blends into your hair except for the pop of white! Definitely will be trying it out this summer.

    xx, Bubbly in Brooklyn

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10615045045991021147 Dana Carmella

    Omg I love that headband! This is such a great DIY; thanks for sharing it! :)

    lots of love, Dana Carmella ♔
    Bloglovin' & Blog: Pretty Odd ♡

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02732181862663308024 falei oalei

    like the beautiful lace dress

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05232155737520099120 Jemma x
  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16187660743195500166 charmaine smith

    wearing a headband but always feel like I look about three years old when I put them in. This one is so cute yet sophisticated – love!
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