5 Strand Braided Upcycled Headband Tutorial // Festival Style with LuLu*s!

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:

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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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By Dana Fox Updated at: 5:45 PM

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

    Sophierosehearts x

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

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


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


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

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

  7. cute cute! :)

    make sure to enter my giveaway for a Starbucks gift card!

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


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

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

  11. 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

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

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

  13. So pretty :) xxx


  14. 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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