First you'll need some inexpensive headbands. I picked these up at the Dollar Store. They were 6/$1.00, and if I did my math right that's well, cheap. Really cheap. And don't worry that they said Kid's headbands on them, they fit my head very comfortably, and I have a rather large head. Actually I don't know that it's all that large, it might be the one body part I have that's quite average actually. But moving on.
Pick yourself up some headbands and cute ribbons whose width is larger than the width of your headband. I personally like a somewhat slim headband and find that they are less likely to give me a headache. I picked up my ribbon at Hobby Lobby where they are more often than not on sale for half off, and so these ribbons were all $1.00 each.
Then take your ribbon and measure it around your headband, but give yourself 3-4 inches extra.
Then head to your sewing machine. Fold your ribbon exactly in half, and sew it along one edge, then turn it over and sew down the other.
Now you're ready to insert your headband. Carefully slide your headband into the ribbon. The headbands I used were plastic, and I did break one, so be careful and take your time with this step.
Once you've got your headband all the way into your ribbon and it fits snugly you can burn the edges of your ribbon to make sure it won't fray. I didn't get a very good picture of this step, it's pretty much impossible to do while taking a picture. But basically hold the ends of your ribbon into the flame, and it will seal the edges so they won't fray. Or you could also use Fray Check to do the same thing, but the burning step is kind of fun and pretty cool, and you're more likely to have matches than Fray Check anyway. Then hot glue the remainder and fold it into the inside of your headband. I didn't get a picture of that step, so I hope you understand what I mean.
See how easy that is? And the results are so much cuter than your plain dollar store headband. I wear these all the time. So I don't think they are only for little girls, although they would make really cute headbands for little girls and you could get much more fun with your ribbon choices.
I'll be back to show you some embellished headbands soon, enjoy!