Dollar Store Denim Rosette Headband Tutorial

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Denim Rosette Headband Tutorial

It is pretty easy to make your own denim headband using recycled jeans. And the best part is, it will cost you less than a dollar!

First you need a plastic headband. I used one from the Dollar Store. They came in a pack of three:
rosette-headband-tutorialYou will also need an old pair of levis, preferably adult size. That way your strips will be longer.
rosette-headband-tutorialCut a slit on the bottom of one of the pant legs.
rosette-headband-tutorialNow start ripping along the slit all the way up to the top of the leg, as far as you can go.
rosette-headband-tutorialContinue cutting slits about 1 1/2″ wide, and ripping them up the leg. You will need three, one for each of the headbands.
rosette-headband-tutorialWhen you get to the top, cut each strip of fabric loose from the pants, and trim off the bottom hem. Then cut a small piece off of one end, about 3/4″ long.
rosette-headband-tutorialTake the small scrap and fold it over the end of the headband. Then wrap it around the band and secure it with hot glue. (This step is optional, but it ensures that the tip of the plastic headband won’t show.)
rosette-headband-tutorialrosette-headband-tutorialRepeat for the other tip of the headband.

Next take your long strip of denim and lay it on your work surface. Place the tip of the headband close to the edge of the denim strip. Wrap the denim over the headband and secure with hot glue.
rosette-headband-tutorialNow pull the fabric at an angle and start wrapping it around the headband. Secure with small amounts of hot glue as you go. (Sorry, the photo turned out blurry.)
rosette-headband-tutorialContinue wrapping till you get to the end of the headband. Make sure you secure the end piece well.  It should look something like this when you are done:
rosette-headband-tutorialYou can either wear it as is, or add some embellishments. I added some denim rosettes that I made with the extra fabric from the pair of levis.
rosette-headband-tutorialThere you have it, a cute denim headband made from recycled jeans and a dollar store headband.


  1. Hi how do you make get rosettes please?

  2. I cant make it since I have jeans I just dont have a old pair!
    But that is a beautiful headband and I am amazed by it!

    • Jan Savage says

      Hi Isabella….there are plenty of cheap jeans in the charity shop…I have bought some for only a £1 ….perfect for flowers 😀

  3. Hi Kara! My name is Melissa and I’m the editor for
    What an adorable headband! I’d love to publish this craft on FaveCrafts. I think our readers would love it! You can email me at for more info.

    Thanks and have a great day!

  4. That’s a wonderful use of jeans. I want to try it out. Thanks for the lesson.

  5. super cute the broke thoe

  6. Katie Fritzsche says

    darnit – I literally have a HUGE box FULL of denim jeans that I have been collecting from family members for YEARS. But – I don’t know how to make rosettes – help??

  7. Oh so cute! I love the denim look! I really need to try making some rosettes! Thanks for linking up to Hoo’s got talent!

  8. I love the look of denim in a rosette! Super cute! I will feature these at today!

  9. Holy cow thats so darn cute!!

  10. My 13 y/o walked by while I was reading this and begged me to make her one. So I guess it is time to hunt up some old jeans. Thanks for the idea. Nothing like a teenager wanting her mom to do things for her! Gotta take it when I can.

    • How fun that she wants you to make her one. I’ve got a pile of jeans, but none of my kids want headbands. (Which I’m grateful for, seeing as how they are all boys. ) 😉

  11. The Mom @ Babes in Hairland says

    Oh you so know I love this one! Might have to share this one with my readers! So very cute.

    • Thanks, I’m glad you like it so much. I never know if my readers will love something the way I do. 🙂

  12. Samantha says

    This is so creative – I have so many old pairs of jeans that need a good home. Thanks for the great idea!

  13. Super cute. And you know who the sponsor over at CSI is this week, right? Hope you win. 😉

  14. That is adorable Kara.

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