Proverbs 8:12, says the wisdom of the Lord will give us witty inventions. A former pastor interpreted this scripture to say God will give us creative ideas. I keep extra sets of clothing on hand for my grandchildren to wear. Recently as I as about to throw out some old items, an idea to make hair accessories came to me.
I was looking at several pair of elastic waist pants, that belonged to my one year old granddaughter, which were now too small for her. I thought how the multicolored material would look great as a headband. The items were a size 9-12 months, which made the waistband just the right size to fit my head.
I carefully cut the waistband from the pants, making sure not to leave any fringe. I put it on my head, and it was a perfect fit. The multi-colored headbands I made from my granddaughters old pants, get lots of comments.
They are vastly different from the plain bands sold in stores. This makes them versatile. And they can be worn with multiple outfits. On occasion when I cut the bands, a little fringe may show. I make sure to wear the band so that the fringe is to the top of my head. I fluff my hair over it, and no one knows but me.
Headbands have a double benefit for women. When you wear one that fits just right, but not too tight, it lifts back your forehead, uplifts brows, and eyelids, giving the appearance of a temporary face lift. There is no one way to wear a headband. Some women cover part of the forehead, others wear them back a bit. Experiment until you find what looks best for you.
If you do not have a young daughter or granddaughter, check out thrift stores, or clothing pantries. I find the best bands are made from clothing size 9-12 months. Once you have your head band, you can use the rest of the material as a dust rag.
Scrunchies can be made from the tops of old athletic socks. Make sure you use those that have the thick elastic, and that it has not been stretched too wide. Scrunchies made from socks hold pony tails better than the small ones in the stores that fit on your hand like a ring.
If you have the time and effort, to be more creative, there are other hair accessories that you may want to make at home. If you have a flair for the sewing machine, you can stitch your own bands. You do not have to spend a lot of money to look great. Hair accessories made by you, for you, save time and money. And give you the satisfaction that comes from using your creative genius.
Each time I make a headband or at least 5 scrunchies, I put the dollar I would have spent in the store, in a jar. This way I can see my savings grow.