Easy Chunky Braided Scarf Tutorial

It’s time for another installment of Throwback Thursday, people! Now that Fall is in full force and winter is peeking just around the corner, it is time for ALL of the layers! This chunky braided scarf is still one of my most favorite accessories I have ever made. Since I am NOT one to knit or crochet, braiding seemed like the best option for this stellar scarf.

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Sweater Bows

I love snuggling up in a good, warm sweater this time of year. There is just nothing quite like it! I have been really into sweaters lately in every aspect of life. I love prints that look like sweaters, ugly sweaters, and anything else that may resemble a sweater! I decided to bring more sweater goodness into my life by making my daughter some adorable sweater bows!

Sweater Bows Tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com

These literally take about 5 minutes to make. To make your own, you need… [Read more…]

Chunky Braided Scarf

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I just can’t get enough of my Fall accessories. I love them all! Every once and a while, I get a crazy idea that I can’t get out of my brain and that’s exactly what happened when I thought of this crazy chunky braided scarf.

DIY Chunky Braided Scarf Tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com

Here is the craziest part. I made this in June! Yes, you heard me right… JUNE! Thankfully this crazy idea came just in time for when Jo-Ann stores asked me to be a part of their Fall look book. It was a perfect fit! The thing I love most about this scarf is that it looks like a cross between macrame and crochet, but it is neither! I don’t know how to do either of those things, but I CAN braid! This takes a lot of yarn, but it is super easy to make. To make your own, you need… [Read more…]

Chain Link Leather Bow Bracelet

I collaborated with a few of my favorite bloggers to bring you some of the best black and white projects ever!

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I love classic black and white. Things get even better when gold is involved too. That could be why I am obsessed with this bracelet. It could also be because it mixes my favorite hard and soft elements too with a leather bow and chain. So much goodness in one little bracelet.

Leather Bow Chain Bracelet Tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com

Instead of using white leather cord, I used a really light gold that kind of resembles white when it is in the light because I felt like it would look a little more classic without such a high contrast. I really like how it all turned out.

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Big Bow Head Wrap Tutorial

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I’m excited to share this tutorial that I got to share with The Ribbon Retreat!

I absolutely love accessories. That is why when I saw The Ribbon Retreat’s new knit fabrics, my mind instantly went to how I could make an accessory with it! Head wraps are so popular right now! I wanted to put my own, extra girly twist on the traditional head wrap by adding a big bow to it! They are so easy to make!

You will need…

*Knit fabric from The Ribbon Retreat 1/4 yard will give you enough to make 2 or 3 head wraps)

* Ribbon retreat no longer carries fabric, so I had to find another supplier.

*Sewing machine

*Thread (stretchy kind is best, but not necessary)


Striped Jersey Knit

 I thought I would try out a bunch of the different designs of the fabric so my daughter and I could have headbands for all of our outfits! Isn’t this fabric amazing?

Head Wrap Tutorial

 Cut the fabric into a long strip that is long enough to wrap around your head. Mine was cut at 20 inches. Cut it twice as wide as you want your head wrap to be. Mine was cut at 5.5 inches wide. Cut another piece for the bow that is almost a square. Mine was 6 inches by 5 inches.

Stretch Head Wrap Tutorial

 Fold the long piece in half and pin it together.

DIY head wrap

 Sew a straight line where your pins were.

Yellow stripe jersey knit

 Pull the long strip right side out. Pin the two edges together and sew along the edge.

DIY bow tutorial

Take the smaller piece of fabric and fold over two outside edges and sew them.

How to make a fabric bow

Fold the other sides into the center. Overlap them slightly. Pin through the center of the square.

how to make a fabric bow tutorial

Sew a line where the needles are. Make sure to sew a long stitch. Pull the string and create a ruffle in the center, creating a bow shape.

Headband tutorial

Cut a smaller piece of fabric so it can be the center of the bow. Fold it in half with right sides together and pin the edge. Sew the edge together and flip it right side out.

How to make a bow headband

Lay the head wrap down, then put the bow on top of the sewn crease. Lay the center piece of the bow on top of the bow.

Put a Bow on a Headband

Pull the center strip around the wrap and pin it. Sew the back of the strips together and cut the excess fabric off.

Striped DIY Jersey Knit Head wraps

Repeat these steps until you have an entire collection of big bow head wraps to wear!

Big Bow Head Wrap

I love wearing mine and so will you!