DIY Measuring Tape Headband

DIY Headband out of a measuring tape!

Hey everyone! I am super excited to be sharing with you how to make your own DIY Measuring Tape Headband. I have gotten soooo many compliments on this baby and I just HAD to share!

This craft is sure to impress anyone who walks your way!

Let’s get started!

You will need:

1 tape measure

6 inches of elastic

Strong glue


  1. Get your tape measure and measure around your head.

easy diy headband

  1. Cut off 3-4 inches less than what the size of your head is.

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  1. Cut 3-4 inches in Elastic and glue them onto the ends.

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  1. While this is drying, take your 3-4 inches and meet the two ends in the middle to make a bow, like so:

diy headband craft

My fingers were brown from painting wood, so I took the liberty of making my fingernail be “painted” so you wouldn’t have to look at it. It kinda looks like a seashell??

  1. Cut off the end of the measure (with the metal) and glue that into the middle of the bow, so it looks like this:

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  1. Glue the bow onto the headband and let dry
  1. Now, look at your beautiful headband!

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Don’t mind that weird loop in my hair! 🙂

Isn’t it gorgeous? This is the perfect gift for DIYers, seamstresses, crafters!


DIY Headband out of a measuring tape!


XOXO, Colby


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  1. This is so cute, Coco! Love the idea!!
    Betsy @ Happily Ever Affer, Etc. recently posted…The Man Behind The Blog: Take 1My Profile

  2. So cute. You are so great, and creative…..

  3. This is super cute. And I even have a PINK measuring tape somewhere around the house too!
    Kim @ 2justByou recently posted…Latest Happenings for Wordless WednesdayMy Profile

  4. What a cute idea!! I need to make one for myself 🙂

  5. This is darling!! I love it!! Your site is darling and I love each one of your fun projects!! I can’t wait to connect at the SNAP conference! Super Excited!!! Loves- Madge

  6. Love it! Visiting from the SNAP FB page. I love making things from vintage measuring tapes. In fact, I just did a video tutorial recently on how to make a bracelet. See you at SNAP!
    Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim recently posted…How to Punch Holes in Metal for JewelryMy Profile

  7. That is just the most adorable thing ever! I love it. Definitely pinning this for a craft day soon.
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