Beaded Headband and Necklace Tutorial

This was a quick and easy craft to do with Kaye. She was able to pick out the beads and thread the elastic through. We made this one with whatever beads we had lying around. I used two different colored elastic to help you see the instructions clearly. Our little Elle has been stealing this headband from her sister and wearing it as a necklace. So it’s multipurpose. If you make something using this tutorial, please upload pictures of it in our Flickr group to show it off to everyone. You may be featured on Simply Modern Mom.


  • elastic strings
  • beads

1. Measure the head size of your child or you for a headband then give lots of room to spare. Then tie a knot on one side about 3-4 inches from the end.

2. Thread the first elastic with beads. For me, I just had Kaye bead enough to cover from ear to ear. Tie the other end when you’re through.

3. Thread the second elastic with beads. Same as the last step.

4. Tie both elastic strings together at where the beads end. Do to both sides.

5. Remeasure the head and tie both open ends together so it meets at the bottom of the headband.

Β» Tell me… Do your girls wear headbands? Or any hair accessories for that matter? My girls like to pull them out.

14 Responses to “Beaded Headband and Necklace Tutorial”

  • YourFriendCourtney

    Oh my gosh Tiff!!!!! This is sooooooo cute! I’m glad I’m having a girl so that I can participate in all the awesome cute girlie things you put on here.

    • Tiffany

      hey court! glad to see you on here again. and i’m excited about your girl so our girls can play dress up!

  • Mary Beth

    My daughter is almost 2, and she loves head bands! I will make her one like you and your girls made! My little girl wears bows from time to time. I did not want to cut bangs, so her hair is at a stage that something has to be in her hair to keep it out of her eyes! πŸ™‚ She has her days where she will leave things in, but on the days she will not, I have to pull her hair up in pigtails with elastic bands. πŸ˜‰

    • Tiffany

      you’re lucky. my youngest won’t keep anything in her hair. but she loves wearing necklaces.

  • amy jane

    so cute!! i love all the colorful beads! i think my 3 year old would love to try this!! : )

    • Tiffany

      nope, her hair doesn’t get caught in it. i didn’t make it super tight and the elastic helps.

  • V and Co.

    tiffany!!!! thanks for playing the link up game with me! and what a wonderful tutorial! katie would so love one of these…especially with all the colors!

    • Tiffany

      thanks, vanessa! kaye had a great time making hers. send me a pictures of katie’s!

  • mamajil

    what a cute craft!!! I have seven girls so we will definitely be giving this one a try!! BTW I just found your blog by chance and I am so glad I did it is lovely!!

  • Marie,sophie

    Simple and so cute. I love this idea and i going de make it with my daughter.
    Tank you


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