Friday, December 31, 2010

Barbie-Liv Doll Headband Tutorial

My daughter Kiah got 2 Liv Dolls for Christmas this year! If you haven't heard of these dolls, they are kind of like a mixture of barbie and brats dolls. They are way cute. Their hair is removable and they come with different wigs you can change them out to have different hair. Kiah wanted to me play with her this morning, and I was telling her how when I was a little girl I would hand sew my barbies new outfits to wear! And more than actually playing barbies with my sisters, I would be a shop owner and "sell" all my handmade clothes to my sisters, for their barbies! LOL  Well I guess much hasn't changed, I still LOVE to create things by hand. And even have my own real shop on etsy. :)

Anywho... as I was playing with one of her Liv Dolls, dressing her up and doing her hair, I was thinking.. she NEEDED a cute little something for her hair! I sat for a minute thinking how I could make a small enough clip for her.. then I realized I could make a cute little headband super quick and EASY! :)  So I did. And we both just LOVED how it turned out that I decided to share the quick Tutorial with you! :)

Glue Gun
Thin Elastic hair band
scrap of felt
and little ribbon rosette 
or any small flower of some sort.
I made this one with satin ribbon.. but I have seen similar ones for sale in the walmart craft/fabric section.

Take elastic and wrap around your dolls head for measurement. You will want to cut a smidgen shorter than her head measurement, since its elastic and it will stretch to fit snugly on her head!
 Cut the elastic...
 Cut a small circle from the felt to fit the back of your rosette.
 Add a good amount of hot glue to the back of your rosette.
 stick both ends of your elastic in the glue!
Cover with the felt!
 Then accessorize your Liv Doll and have a fun little Photo Shoot!

Did I go overboard, or what? LOL I admit it was really fun taking pictures of her! :) And making the headband took me about 2 minutes, if that! :)
What do you think? Wouldnt your daughter just LOVE one of these for her barbie or Liv doll??


  1. Thanks for linking up with Sassy Sites-Free For ALL Friday! I just posted my new party for the month of January... Operation Organization. Come by and check it out! Happy New Year! xoxo

  2. Too funny! The Liv doll looks very happy. Hugs, Kim

  3. Love it!!! Used your tut last night to make some for my daughter's barbies. She thought it was great!!

  4. Mary, Im so glad you tried this out!! :) And glad your daughter liked them! I made more for my daughter too.. she was so excited! So much fun! :)

  5. What a great idea!! My daughter is in love with this! I'm gonna try to make a bigger one for her BFC doll. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Yes! Barbie needs 20. Darn I don't have girls, but that doesn't mean I don't have Barbies.

  7. This is hilarious! Not to mention it looks fabulous! I haven't seen such a great idea for Barbie since making a water-bed by using a quart size baggie (and water of course.) :)

  8. I think this is hilarious and fantastic! I can't imagine a little girl who wouldn't want this for their doll! Great idea!

  9. Awesome, my daughter has a gazillion babies that would love their very own headband just like their "Mommy"!

  10. That is the cutest idea! My daughter will love this!

  11. I totally love the picture of her on the couch! I don't have any little girls but I have nieces that got the same dolls for Christmas. Thanks for linking up!

  12. I used to make clothes for my Barbies too! Nice to see that you're passing along the tradition to your daughter.

  13. What fun! I initially learned to sew making Barbie clothes... This is pretty nostalgic for me! How cute!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  14. oh my, how cute. my daughter is only 1 and I already have bought her holiday barbie 2010. Its her birth year couldn't resist! haha I just started blogging, feeling my way around,barely getting the hang of it! ha


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