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Minnie in Paris Hairbow Headband Tutorial

Minnie in Paris Hairbow Headband Tutorial #MinnieinParis

It is no secret around here that we are HUGE Disney fans. We love everything Disney. We visit Disneyworld a few times a year, we go on Disney Cruises and we watch pretty much everything has made.

My daughter has long had a love affair with Minnie Mouse. She loves Minnie and she has dressed up as Minnie Mouse many times.

We were excited when the book Minnie in Paris (see below) arrived. We instantly knew that we would create a hairbow with some duct tape and washi tape that we had on to create something fun with. We added a few more things like a few more tape varieties, glue, a plastic headband, Eiffel Tower embellishments, black with white polka dots charm. Our costs were about $6 for one completed hairbow headband plus we have lots of supplies left over.

And…my daughter just LOVES it. She wore it everywhere today and got so many compliments.

It was fairly easy to make. All of the instructions are below.

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* Good glue – we used E6000® Craft Adhesive (I love that stuff)
* Plastic headbands (you can also use metal but I couldn't any really durable ones)
* Duct tape
* Washi tape
* Embellishments

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Start with the plastic headband. You want to cover it completely with duct tape. Press it down and smooth the entire headband. Don't worry if there are blemishes as we can fix or cover most them.

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Note how the entire headband is covered with tape and none of the plastic is showing. Make certain that it is completely covered and has a little room around the edges for cutting. Cut around the headband. Press the edges together and trim off any rough parts.

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Next cut strips off of duct tape in 12-14 inch pieces being careful not to let any pieces touch. Fold in half and match the edges as closely as you can. Don't worry if it doesn't exactly meet the edge. We will trim that off.

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In fact, see how the edges below don't match up? Go ahead and trim the edges now to make certain everything is covered. Keep your main bow pieces around the same size.

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Once you have folded and trimmed the edges, you can now start folding your first strip of the bow. Then the second and third strips as well.

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Once you have folded all of your tape pieces as shown in the picture, take the small washi tape and tie it all together. Make certain it is tight and then smooth all of the tape down.

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Next pull the loops of bows in different directions. I only did this slightly but you could pull them and make circle bow.

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Now glue your embellishments on and hold them down. The Eiffel Towers are made from a hard felt. They would not stay down unless I held them.

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I then made these smaller washi tape bows to glue in the center and really give the bow more dimension.

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I had to glue one at a time and hold them in place.

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I waited about 10 minutes to let everything dry.

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I glued the black and white polka dot center stone and let that dry for another 10 minutes.

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Once I finished the bow, it was not ready to glue onto the headband.

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Remember when I said earlier that any mistakes would be covered? Now is the time to cover them!

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I added my glue to the little crease area on the headband. I just guessed on where to put the bow because I like hairbow headband bows to be a little on the side.

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Once I glued the headband on, I waited about 15 minutes to make certain that everything was dry. I LOVE how it turned out.

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See that purse up there? Instructions are coming next week on how to make your own Minnie in Paris matching purse.

Now find yourself a cute model like the one below to wear your fabulous creation.

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Minnie in Paris Book #MinnieinParis


You didn't think that I would leave you without telling you about the book, did you?

Fashion is Minnie's passion! And, as a result, she's been invited to show her bows on the runways of Paris!   At the airport, Minnie is so busy taking care of her nieces, Millie and Melody, that she accidentally switches suitcases with Penguini the magician–and finds that his suitcase is full of bunnies instead of bows!

Minnie must round up the mischievous little bunnies, find Penguini, and make her bows in time for the show. Will she make it?   Readers are treated to a stunning tour of famous Parisian locations, from the Louvre to Tuilleries Gardens to the Eiffel tower, to a classic Parisian bistro—all in search of Penguini's bunnies.  

Definitely get the book for any Minnie Mouse lovers in your household.


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Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Minnie in Paris. Project idea and opinions are entirely my own. #MinnieinParis

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  1. You can make anything with Duct Tape! Your little Parisian model is super cute!

  2. Sarah L

    How cute! I think Minnie should go to Seattle, WA to the Space Needle.

  3. ellen beck

    That is darling and so is your daughter in it. I am constantly amazed by the new duct tapes and all the crafts that can be done with it, This looks like a fun and easy craft !

  4. That is so cute and I love that it’s so easy to make. It almost makes me wish I had a daughter 😉

  5. Robin Wilson

    I think this headband is so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it! At first I thought it looked complicated, but after reading the instructions a couple of times, it didn’t. I cannot wait to surprise my little niece!

  6. That is cute and I love it. Nice tutorial.

  7. What a great DIY kids project! My son loves creating with tapes of all kinds, and I will be buying that glue as we have a project for the blog next week that requires that! thanks,

  8. Thank you for this,My daughter would love this,Its so cute.

  9. Very cute…great tutorial! Isa would love to make the hairband.

  10. Denise Taylor-Dennis

    This is so cute and the pictures really show you how to make the headband and purse. Now if only I had a little girl in my life.

  11. How cute! My daughter is a Minnie fanatic, and would LOVE that headband. And the matching purse! Adorable!

  12. These turned out SO cute!! I need to make some Minnie headbands for my daughter for our upcoming Disney Cruise.

  13. My daughter is sitting next to me very excited about this tutorial! Thanks for the cute idea… very clever!

  14. That is an incredibly cute headband, and looks simple enough to make. Thanks.

  15. Jennifer Hiles

    Instructions I can actually follow! 🙂 This is really cute. We are huge Disney lovers too. What a fun project to do with my daughters. And I recently won a roll of Duct tape from their facebook page about a week ago! Maybe they will send me something pink. 🙂

  16. This is so cute! My daughter loves to do duct tape crafts. I think we’ll use this idea for a project this coming weekend!

  17. nicole dz

    Adorable! Love these easy DIY. The materials are so easy to gather, not hard to find love that. Would be cute for the kids playing dress up. My daughter loves Minnie!

  18. My daughter loves Minnie. She is going to have so much fun doing this craft!

  19. I love that there is hot pink duct tape in the world. What a cute way to craft with it!

  20. I can’t believe that was done with duct tape! I absolutely love the results!

  21. That turned out so cute and can’t wait to see how the purse comes out too. Minnie needs to go to London or Rome next!

  22. This is super cute. My friend has two little girls and she’s really crafty. I’m definitely going to send her this post.

  23. What a fun idea and super cute. I never would have thought to use tape to make a headband like that!

  24. Cynthia R

    How cute, what minnie fan out there wouldn’t love it! Great craft project!

  25. I love duct tape crafts! This Minnie headband turned out so cute!

  26. A Minnie Mouse headband would have had me jumping for joy when I was little!!! Love this craft!

  27. I love your finished result. E6000 is brilliant. Toxic stuff, but brilliant. And with my last name being Paris, AND a disney craft, I’m all over this!

  28. This is such a ridiculously adorable idea!! I love Minnie and hadn’t even heard about Minnie in Paris yet, thanks for the head’s up!

  29. Thanks for the step-by-step instructions. That headband is adorable and your daughter looks so proud wearing it. I myself am not too crafty but I might give this a try with my two granddaughters. Thanks 🙂

  30. How cute and simple! My teen loves making items with duct tape.

  31. How adorable! I’m absolutely loving these.

  32. Very cute craft for kids! I think I could even make this.

  33. she looks so grown up there. you made that look easy

  34. Tammy S

    How cute is this! My daughter would love to make one of these. She likes to make her own hair bows. So I know she would love this project. Thanks for the directions!

  35. Sarah Elyce

    That is really cute and I think I could actually assemble this.

  36. Oh my gosh, how cute is that!!! I love it! 2 of my favorite things; Disney and Paris!

  37. veronica

    that is such a fun little project and it ties into the Disney Paris theme so well. Duct tape rocks!

  38. I love all the things you can do with tape. They are so cute and versatile. This was absolutely fabulous!

  39. Ann Bacciaglia

    Great tutorial and post. Thank you for sharing. I know a couple little girls that would love this!!!!

  40. This is ADORABLE! I think I’m going to have to add this new Minnie DVD to my family collection too!

  41. I bet she loved it!! What a fun project!

  42. Super cute! My daughter would love. She’s such a Minnie Mouse fan!

  43. Anna Pry

    It sure is amazing what you can do with duct tape! my daughter even has a whole book of duct tape crafts but i need to get her some of that pink color!

  44. That is so cute. I know my daughter would love it.

  45. Anne

    Your model looks so happy with her pretty Minnie hairbow and purse! Well done. And thanks for the how-to; you make it look a lot easier than I would have thought.

  46. This is a great idea. I really like your instructions and detailed photos because I will be able to make great headbands for my girls based on them.

  47. You are so creative!n My 5 yr old would love this craft. It is perfect for little ones to help too!

  48. Fabulous and genius. Cannot wait until my daughter is old enough to craft.

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