Braided Raffia Headband

Last week I found spools of raffia at the dollar store.  I bought two for my collection of craft supplies.  When something is long and stringy, it must be braided.  It’s spring so we must add flowers to everything.  I have two little girls who love to dress up so it must be wearable. I remember going to a Renaissance Faire <<<<that’s right I used the “e” and yes I am a mega nerd.  So anyway, I remember seeing all of these girls (totally one of them, but hey I was like 10) wearing the most pretty dried flower headpieces and then my past and present collided into this inexpensive craft idea. Yes!

easter raffia head band easter raffia head band In this post I’m going to show you the more difficult headpiece that includes the dried flowers. easter raffia head band

Ever since I’ve started floral arranging my frugal side told me to hold on to these.easter raffia head band

When you open the raffia unroll it gently and grab one end. Use your fingers to comb out any tangles. easter raffia head band

Start braiding. Tuck the flowers in as you go.  Don’t go crazy, you can adjust them later. easter raffia head band Clip the ends off.

Hot glue the knobby ends together and wrap pieces of raffia around the ends to create a circular head piece.

At this point I couldn’t stop to take a photo because my kids lost their patience and I lost my marbles.

You can see how it should look below.

Adjust any flowers by snugly tucking them in. You can use a dab of hot glue if you need to.easter raffia head band

easter raffia head band

Dorothy’s head piece was easier to make.  I made the braid pretty tight and it held up while she roughly played. If you have little kids I strongly recommend making the headpiece below.  You can glue some flowers onto it if you must.  Alice’s  was delicate, if she was younger and less careful the flowers would eventually fall out of the head piece. easter raffia head band Don’t mind the dried up rice that’s stuck on Dottie May’s shirt.

I would love to make more for Easter but all of the girls in the family are too old to appreciate a craft like this. The weeks my girls will enjoy a braided raffia headband craft are numbered. It’s moments like these that make me want to grasp on to my kids fleeting littleness.  I don’t know what I’m going to do when they outgrow crafts like this. Make your weekend extra special, stay at home, make a meal, and enjoy your kids while you can.

linked to Thursday Style, Home For 4 Sweet Home, Fluster Buster, DIY Dreamer

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