June 08, 2021

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How To Make A Starry 4th of July Headband For Dolls | Free Tutorial

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It’s summer and it’s time to celebrate! There are so many good flag holidays in the summer, plus red, white, and blue is just a great all around patriotic color scheme. Celebrate this summer and this 4th of July with a super cute headband that you can make for your dolls!

Supplies:

  • Wide elastic, fold-over elastic, or ribbon
  • Felt in your choice of red, white, or blue, or all 3!
  • Pipe cleaners (I used metallic but regular is ok, too.)
  • Silver metallic scrapbook paper
  • Red, white, and blue narrow ribbons and/or embroidery floss, narrow rick rack, sequins, anything fun you can think of!
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine (optional)
  • Lighter (optional)



Step 1: Cut a length of elastic that is 11 inches long for AG dolls, and 10 inches long for WellieWishers or Ruby Red Fashion Friends dolls. Overlap the ends by half an inch, and sew together. If you are using ribbon, cut a length about 28 inches long for AG dolls and 22 inches long for the smaller dolls. We want it long enough to be able to tie easily, and then have pretty ribbon ends hanging down.

Step 2: Cut a rounded rectangle of felt 3 inches by 1 inch for AG dolls and 2 inches by 1 inch for the smaller dolls. Set aside, as we will use it later. Take your felt and cut out three stars large enough to cover the width of your elastic or ribbon. We took a few minutes to make a template out of white paper. We made stars about 2.25 inches wide from point to point for AG dolls and 1.75 inches from point to point for the smaller dolls.



Step 3: Take a pipe cleaner and cut it in half. Now take one end and push the wire through the center of one of the stars. You may need to poke a tiny hole in the felt with a seam ripper or carefully with a pair of scissors. You just want it big enough for the wire to fit through. Let the pipe cleaner stick out about an inch and a half on the underside of the felt. Holding the long end of the pipe cleaner perpendicular to the felt, bend the short end right where it touches the felt and make a right angle, so it is now flush with the back of the star. Bend it again about a 1/4 inch away from your first end, then wind the leftover length into a swirl shape. You want this to be flush with the bottom of the felt, as it is going to act like a sort of anchor to keep the pipe cleaner from tipping over. Once you are happy with the swirl, make sure it is not showing from the top side of the star.

Repeat on a second star, and trim the long part of the pipe cleaners to 2 3/8 inches for AG dolls and 2 inches for smaller dolls.



Step 4: Now we are going to glue the stars to the elastic or ribbon. Place the rectangle of felt you cut earlier under your elastic or ribbon and lightly hot glue in place. Then place one star with a pipe cleaner attached on top and glue in place on the left side, making a “sandwich”, if you will. Then glue the star with no pipe cleaner in the center, overlapping them just a little, then the third star with pipe cleaner on the right, again overlapping a little. Make sure you now get glue on the edges of the bottom rectangle to make a good seal around your elastic or ribbon.




Step 5: Now the fun part! You need to cut many lengths of ribbon and/or embroidery thread, or any other fun, sparkly stuff you can think of. For my AG doll I cut my lengths at 3.5 inches, and for my smaller dolls I cut them at 2.5 inches. A little crafting trick is to use a lighter and just barely melt the ends of the ribbons so that they do not fray. This will not work on cotton or other natural fibers, but most ribbons nowadays are polyester. Now your ribbons are “heat sealed”!

Once they are all cut and ends melted separate into two piles. Using your hot glue carefully, arrange your ribbons and attach them to each other into two little bundles. Keep in mind you are making a front or good side. Set bundles of ribbon aside.



Step 6: Using your silver scrapbook paper, cut out 4 stars, as close to identical as you can get them. We used our smaller star templates from before for both doll sizes.

Now carefully hot glue one of your bundles of ribbons to the wrong side of one of the stars. Make sure they are clustered in the middle, and that your front is facing the front of the paper. Repeat for a second star.



Step 7: Having the beribboned silver stars on front, and the other two stars on the back, glue the stars like a sandwich around the tops of the pipe cleaners, enclosing as much of the sides as you can. Let the ribbons hang down and don’t catch any in your star sandwich.

Once your hot glue has cooled and your hot glue strings have been eliminated, you’re done!

These are so super cute, I’m sure all your dolls will want one for the celebrations to come!!

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89 Comments

Cheryl R.
Cheryl R.

June 08, 2021

Nowadays I stay home, away from the madness and watch the firework display’s on the TV or on online. I make a nice meal and have a couple of other recluse friends or family over to hang out. I do have a Vintage Ideal Crissy doll that had a custom makeover, done in Americana theme, and I pull her out to be the center of attention in a festive home decor. I named her Freedom. :o)

Cheryl R.
Cheryl R.

June 08, 2021

Nowadays I stay home, away from the madness and watch the firework display’s on the TV or on online. I make a nice meal and have a couple of other recluse friends or family over to hang out. I do have a Vintage Ideal Crissy doll that had a custom makeover, done in Americana theme, and I pull her out to be the center of attention in a festive home decor. I named her Freedom. :o)

Cheryl R.
Cheryl R.

June 08, 2021

Nowadays I stay home, away from the madness and watch the firework display’s on the TV or on online. I make a nice meal and have a couple of other recluse friends or family over to hang out. I do have a Vintage Ideal Crissy doll that had a custom makeover, done in Americana theme, and I pull her out to be the center of attention in a festive home decor. I named her Freedom. :o)

Jane Parks
Jane Parks

June 08, 2021

Since the 4th of July is my hubby’s birthday we usually have a cookout with our son and his family then drive to the nearest town having fireworks and watch with the granddaughters.

Jane Parks
Jane Parks

June 08, 2021

Since the 4th of July is my hubby’s birthday we usually have a cookout with our son and his family then drive to the nearest town having fireworks and watch with the granddaughters.

Sharon Reynolds
Sharon Reynolds

June 08, 2021

I used to watch the July 4th parade with my kids and go to the fireworks; but, in my later years, I either enjoy it with my daughter and family or stay home and relax.

Rania R.
Rania R.

June 08, 2021

We always have a BBQ and dress the kids in USA gear.

Jan
Jan

June 08, 2021

The family gathers at my house and spends the day eating, napping and playing in the pool!!

Linda
Linda

June 08, 2021

We live in the city so we do not fight the traffic for fireworks and parade. If it isn’t raining we we grill and enjoy our pool.

Holly D
Holly D

June 08, 2021

I usually stay indoors with the AC, holiday snackies, with a few good friends watching fireworks going off over the lake, and the water reflecting them back. It gets pretty magical!

Holly D
Holly D

June 08, 2021

I usually stay indoors with the AC, holiday snackies, with a few good friends watching fireworks going off over the lake, and the water reflecting them back. It gets pretty magical!

Sue McKenzie
Sue McKenzie

June 08, 2021

Hopefully this year a parade as in years past. Then swimming, a cookout then fireworks: a normal, red-blooded American 4th!

Debbie Landers
Debbie Landers

June 08, 2021

We spend the morning putting flowers at my brothers grave. He was killed in the Army. It’s because if men like that who died for our freedoms that we are free. I want my kids to know that 4th of July wouldn’t happen if it weren’t for men fighting for FREEDOM. There so much more to 4th of July than BBQ’s and picnics.

Pat
Pat

June 08, 2021

Usually a barbecue with family and friends.

Christine
Christine

June 08, 2021

We celebrate the 4th of July with hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, watermelon etc, picnic style. Then at night, we watch the fireworks in our town. In non-Covid times, we might go to the park where rides and concessions are available.

Carol Adams
Carol Adams

June 08, 2021

My husband and I usually do a cookout and maybe I can do a little sewing.

Keo
Keo

June 08, 2021

We are pretty low key for holidays. We usually stay home and watch fireworks on TV

Sue S
Sue S

June 08, 2021

I spend the holiday with my cousin and family in Kentucky. The eldest boy was born on the 4th of July and he feels special because the whole country celebrates his birthday with fireworks and barbecues! 🤩

Jeanetta Mesner
Jeanetta Mesner

June 08, 2021

We spend our fourth of July by honoring our family and military Friends. My husband was a Vietnam vet, my father served WWII, My Grandson served in Afghanistan, and I have a great nephew in the Marines. We are proud of our Military men. We have a cookout and visit the cemeteries of my father and husband. We are proud of our military.

Jeanetta Mesner
Jeanetta Mesner

June 08, 2021

We spend our fourth of July by honoring our family and military Friends. My husband was a Vietnam vet, my father served WWII, My Grandson served in Afghanistan, and I have a great nephew in the Marines. We are proud of our Military men. We have a cookout and visit the cemeteries of my father and husband. We are proud of our military.

Laura
Laura

June 08, 2021

The headband is wonderful. We usually get together with family and have a cookout and watch fireworks afterwards.

Jessica Springer
Jessica Springer

June 08, 2021

We usually just swim, BBQ and watch the fireworks however we will be traveling home from Hawaii this year. My daughter and I will be going straight to Las Vegas for her dance nationals!! So excited

Patricia Coppage
Patricia Coppage

June 08, 2021

Barbecue and fireworks!

Delightful World of Dolls
Delightful World of Dolls

June 08, 2021

This is so, so adorable! And I love to celebrate 4th of July by going to a service at my church and hanging with my family! ❤️🤍💙

Piper, Mary
Piper, Mary

June 08, 2021

Sparklers.

Joyce Stratton
Joyce Stratton

June 08, 2021

We usually have a BBQ or go to the park. After a day of fun and sun we eat a picnic of cold fried chicken, potato salad and watermelon. Afterwards we settle down to watch the fireworks.

Susan
Susan

June 08, 2021

Adorable and do able. Very clear directions. Thanks.

T
T

June 08, 2021

Famiy and friends are always included in our 4th celebrations!

Barbara
Barbara

June 08, 2021

I’m Canadian and we have a similar celebration to your 4th of July on July 1st, Canada Day and the anniversary of our country’s formation. We have fireworks and family time.

Cheryl Mahoney
Cheryl Mahoney

June 08, 2021

Our town holds a great 4th of July program on the field at the local high school followed by fabulous fireworks. All the kids run onto the field as soon as the program and bands finish up, lay out their blankets and watch the fireworks from there. Parents and grandparents generally prefer the “comfort” of the stands. LOL It’s a patriotic and fun community celebration.

Carrie P
Carrie P

June 08, 2021

My family stays at a family home on Cape Cod for the 4th of July. We go to the town parade and watch the fireworks from the deck. My parents live in the same town so they come over to the house to see the fireworks.

Colleen
Colleen

June 08, 2021

I have a cookout and the watch the fireworks

Susan
Susan

June 08, 2021

We cook southern style – sliced cold ham, potato salad, pickles, hot dogs, chips and share with the family who gather. Then at dusk we shoot fireworks.

c
c

June 08, 2021

With the loudest, biggest fireworks sold!

Peggy A
Peggy A

June 08, 2021

Our family celebrates with a 5K run then a parade then we all meet to swim eat and drink before we go to watch fireworks. It’s a big family reunion!

Dawn
Dawn

June 08, 2021

I seem to celebrate the 4th differently each year. Once I happened to be on a flight that was landing right at the time all the towns had fireworks displays. It was amazing to watch fireworks from above!

kathleen
kathleen

June 08, 2021

Family come to my house for the weekend. We work on a project, cook out and set off ground fire works at the end of the driveway.

Donna Landreth
Donna Landreth

June 08, 2021

We celebrate the 4th of July by going to our city park for the city celebration. Some of the class reunions are at that time. We end the day with fireworks at our small lake. Thank you Cinnamon for the awesome giveaways.😘❤️💋

Mary R.
Mary R.

June 08, 2021

Normally a shopping trip with my sisters, then off to lunch.

Sue D
Sue D

June 08, 2021

It is one of our son’s birthday so we celebrate with family with a cookout and birthday cake.

Charla
Charla

June 08, 2021

I watch fireworks TV. Sometimes I spend it with family or friends and other times by myself.

Lisa
Lisa

June 08, 2021

I love the fireworks.

Debra
Debra

June 08, 2021

I celebrate the Fourth of July with a cookout with family and watching fireworks after dark

Kathleen Rowley
Kathleen Rowley

June 08, 2021

We usually gather together the whole family(siblings&their children) and go to capital to watch fireworks! Prior to having a cookout.

Cora
Cora

June 08, 2021

We usually get together to watch the fireworks in the evening. Either in our town or we drive to our daughter’s town.

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

June 08, 2021

We live close enough to a business that does fireworks every 4th of July, so we can watch them from our front yard. When I was little, we lived in a small farming community and always went to our little hometown for July 4th & enjoyed the fireworks with my Dad’s large extended family.

Deborah Fields
Deborah Fields

June 08, 2021

Generally several neighbors purchase fireworks and we have a firework display on our street. We are outside the city limits so we can do that.

Heidi Brown
Heidi Brown

June 08, 2021

I hope to spend part of the time sewing!

Ann
Ann

June 08, 2021

We celebrate with our friends on a nearby farm in Oklahoma we have our own fire works show as I their daughter was born on July 4th! It’s always a very special time .

Di Goff
Di Goff

June 08, 2021

Our family loves to celebrate together, barbecues, picnics, fireworks and sparklers. Love, laughter and gratitude.

Holly
Holly

June 08, 2021

I’m not big on crowds or loud noises but I do love the fireworks so I’ll usually find a spot far enough away to see without hearing too much.

Oksana
Oksana

June 08, 2021

My family is far away, and most days (4th of July) I worked. If I have a day off, I go for a walk.

Rachel
Rachel

June 08, 2021

Family and BBQ

Pat
Pat

June 08, 2021

We have been going to our Maine home for the local festivities for over 28 years. There’s a parade of kids wearing their best red white and blue, decorated bikes, cars, floats, baby strollers, the local police, and Volunteer Fire Dept rolls out the big truck for the occasion. One year there was a. a troop of adults who did a choreographed number holding their folding beach chairs that was a hoot! Following that is a burger and hot dog cook out at the ‘gut’ of the ocean flowing into a natural pool of the ocean at the tides. zThere used to be a kayak or canoe race. All good fun! there’s always a walk to the beach to take in possibly the first swim of. the year, though this year, I think the first swim is over for many with this heat! In the evening there are a b=number of communities who send off their Fireworks display over the ocean…its a lovely way to end an entirely American holiday including older and younger people of all kinds of differences…
just proves that we all come together as Americans…weather is regularly cooperative.

Ann
Ann

June 08, 2021

We celebrate the 4th of July with family, bbq and fireworks!

Debbie
Debbie

June 08, 2021

Although I really love the 4th of July and all of the goings on, I am older and disabled, so I now stay home and try to keep my poor kitties from losing it over the fireworks. We have a lovely display every year right close to home. My home is surrounded by wonderful people who set off the most wonderful arial fireworks every year. All we have to do is look out the windows or go out on the lawn to enjoy the neighbors and the fireworks. I usually make a potato salad and cook a ribeye steak.

Doris
Doris

June 08, 2021

My SIL usually has a BBQ before they go watch the public fireworks display

Soozee
Soozee

June 08, 2021

I celebrate with the grandkids. First we watch the annual parade then go to the carnival and craft faire. Go home and grill for dinner and await the fireworks.

J.J. Goody
J.J. Goody

June 08, 2021

As boring as it sounds, we don’t.
However, I usually make sure to hose all the property down so no one sets it on fire with their illegal fireworks.

Cath
Cath

June 08, 2021

The 3rd is my hubby’s birthday, this year he’s 70! We try to have a family BBQ for that and the holiday, so usually on the 4th we are laying around wearing lose clothing to accommodate the excess girth. We live on the river so we go down there the night they have fireworks and watch down the river to see the fireworks that they shoot over the river. I’m a big kid when it comes to fireworks.

Joanne
Joanne

June 08, 2021

Usually go to Demolition Derby then fireworks but this year I am heading to Pgh, PA to spend time with my new First Granddaughter who is to be born soon!!!

Candy
Candy

June 08, 2021

Before covid we celebrated with a cookout and fireworks at my daughter’s house. Since my husband was so ill with covid, lost the use of his right arm& hand, and left leg and foot we won’t be going there this year. We will have a quiet celebration at our house. I’ll make a picnic dinner, no grilling out because he is on oxygen and we were told we can’t use the outside grill with running oxygen for his safety. But we have each other and that is the most important thing!

Diana
Diana

June 08, 2021

Our family gets together for good food, swimming, and fireworks!

Kathy H
Kathy H

June 08, 2021

I like to spend the 4th with family and a have a cookout.

Gracia L Marks
Gracia L Marks

June 08, 2021

With two sensitive dogs and the nearby site for the celebration . We spend the Fourth cuddling our fur babies under the covers. That is also how we start our new year.

BG
BG

June 08, 2021

I celebrate The 4th at The Jersey Shore!

Jolee Sendelbach
Jolee Sendelbach

June 08, 2021

We like to go to the parade in the morning and the carnival and free concert at the park in the afternoon . We eat dinner from all the different food trucks at the park and hang out until fireworks.

Olga
Olga

June 08, 2021

We love to go camping or watch the fire works from our back yard!

Debra Luecke
Debra Luecke

June 08, 2021

Here in Canada we celebrate Canada with a BBQ in our yard with our family. This year like last it will be with our Covid vacc. friends who have had their second dose.

Lynn M
Lynn M

June 08, 2021

My husband and I, along with our three children, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren, gather at our lake home in Minnesota. We enjoy the boat parade, play in the water, eat too much, and generally enjoy being together!

Angie
Angie

June 08, 2021

We celebrate July 1!! Hopefully this year we can gather with friends and have a bbq.

darlene
darlene

June 08, 2021

CELEBRATE WITH THE GRAND KIDS AND KIDS WITH BQ AND FIREWORKS BOONFIRE ALSO THIS WILL MAKE THE GIRLS HAPPY TO USE THESE ON THERE DOLLS

Vicki
Vicki

June 08, 2021

We gather for good food (barbecue), homemade ice cream, and more. We eat the big meal at noon then hang around and eat leftovers for supper.

Marilyn Higgins
Marilyn Higgins

June 08, 2021

My brother and I normally go to my nieces home for a barbecue and fireworks. It is usually my niece, her husband and their children, and my sister and her husband in attendance . After not getting together last year, this year will be extra special.

Candace Hinkle
Candace Hinkle

June 08, 2021

Homemade burgers, potato salad, apple pie and ice cream!!? And of course a fire works show!!!

Puddelilly
Puddelilly

June 08, 2021

We celebrate the 4th by watching our favorite patriotic musical, 1776, followed of course by fireworks. Our dolls get dressed up too!

Marian Peoples
Marian Peoples

June 08, 2021

We gather out our daughter and son-in-law’s home which is near the location of the best fireworks display in the area. It is wonderful to watch the fireworks , hear the music and be with our family and friends. Really looking forward to this year’s festivities since last year’s were canceled due to the Pandemic.

darlene
darlene

June 08, 2021

LOVE IT GREAT FOR SEVERAL HOLIDAYS THANK YOU

Candice Lacy
Candice Lacy

June 08, 2021

We don’t do a whole lot to celebrate the 4th – try to keep the pets calm mostly. Dress all my dolls in cute red, white, & blue 😜. Sometimes we go to the big fireworks display in our city.

Tamara G
Tamara G

June 08, 2021

When I was a single professional in Seattle…watching the fireworks over Puget Sound and Lake Union with my friends. When my husband and I were younger…celebrating the day with my family and nieces and nephews at Grandma and Grandpa’s. Now…relaxing all day and listening to the fireworks till late at night!!
😂😂😂

Maurine
Maurine

June 08, 2021

Our family gets together for a BBQ and watch the fireworks from our patio.

Janet  P
Janet P

June 08, 2021

A family get-together and swimming in the pool sounds like my idea of a perfect Fourth of July celebration.

Regan
Regan

June 08, 2021

This year we r moving so we will be celebrating with my best friend who I haven’t seen for three years! Then we will be moving to…………. Spain!

Marian Peoples
Marian Peoples

June 08, 2021

We gather out our daughter and son-in-law’s home which is near the location of the best fireworks display in the area. It is wonderful to watch the fireworks , hear the music and be with our family and friends. Really looking forward to this year’s festivities since last year’s were canceled due to the Pandemic.

Linda
Linda

June 08, 2021

I would love to make this headband, but maybe I would put a “Canadian” spin on it. Happy 4th of July to all Americans!

Donna
Donna

June 08, 2021

I live in Canada. We celebrate Canada Day on July 1st. We barbecue and watch the town fireworks.

Maureen
Maureen

June 08, 2021

I do like to watch fireworks, other than that I don’t do much other than spend time with family.

J S
J S

June 08, 2021

I can’t wait to make it.

mary thurgood
mary thurgood

June 08, 2021

The whole family gathers for cookout, parade, and fireworks in th he evening.

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