Wednesday, April 17, 2013

DIY No Sew Ninjago Headbands

Hey all!!! I hope you're not all bored to death with all this Ninjago Party planning of mine. All I want is to make my son's Birthday memorable, and maybe inspire some of you with ideas when planning your next party! 

Today I'm going to share with you how I made the Ninja headbands. Really easy, I promise!!!

I didn't want to spend anytime sewing. My solution....  ribbon! I bought a 1.5 inch wide ribbon that I found at Micheal's. Cut it to desired length, for as many as you need.

The only problem with ribbon is that it frays :(
TIP: I used my heat embossing tool to heat the ends and slightly melt them. No more fraying! Probably could do the same with a candle,  but be very CAREFUL if you do!

Next, I printed the kids names out and taped the paper up on my kitchen window. I then took the piece of ribbon that I had cut and found the middle. I then aligned it over each name and secured it to the window with more tape. All that is left to do is trace it with a sharpie. Super easy, right?!?

These will make a great keepsake for the guests to take home, and even if they are thrown out you won't feel so bad because it was that easy!!!

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Have a great day and thanks for coming by,
Happy Crafting :)

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  1. Hi, can you tell me the name and size of this font! Im going to make them for my nephews nijago party!!
    Thanks for the tips!

    1. Hi Naezie, I can't remember what size font I used for this, sorry and I didn't save it. I just printed a few with different sizes and chose the one that fit best... hope that helps :)

  2. Here is the font link:

  3. Hello!

    I am a writer for and ParentMap magazine (a Seattle-area parents' magazine) and I am producing an online article about Ninja birthday parties. I'd like to feature your amazing Ninja headbands and Oreo Pops on our website. I would describe the project and publish one of your images with credit to you and link back to your blog. Our print publication is distributed across 60,000 homes each month and our website receives more than 1.5 million page views a month.
    I will need a high-res photo, horizontal (landscape) orientation if possible
    Please let me know if you agree to be featured!

    Thank you,
    Tiffany Doerr Guerzon

  4. Hi! I want to make these headbands for my son's birthday, but Sharpie on satin ribbon is bleeding and doesn't look nice. Do you remember if you used any type or brand of special marker?

    1. Hi Mechi! You are very right the sharpie does bleed, so all i did was used a fine tip one and worked quickly with the trace (especially the outside edges of the letters) If you hold the sharpie too long in one place it will bleed, but if you work quickly there is minimal bleed. Try staying on the inside of the letters when you trace, that might help you as well! Hope this helps :)

  5. Great Ilda! Will try to do that. Kids would love to have the personalized headbands. Thank you!

  6. By the way, thanks for sharing your work! I love making crafts and you have beautiful ideas :)

    1. You are so very welcome! Happy to have inspired you to keep creating ;)


Thanks so much for taking the time and leaving me a comment! I appreciate all of them! Happy Crafting :) xox, Ilda