This easy Disney Belle Headband tutorial will help you create a hairpiece just like Princess Belle wears at the Disney Parks. It is the perfect accessory for your adventures in the great wide somewhere!
Beauty and the Beast have returned to the big screen. Their story is a tale as old as time, but the magic of their love is truly timeless. It is an absolute wonder to watch the familiar characters come to life in such a magical way. It is a Disney masterpiece!
To go along with the new film, both Disneyland and Disney World have added wonderful Beauty and the Beast themed experiences to enjoy. At Disneyland you can eat festive French cuisine at the Red Rose Taverne, watch the play come to life on stage at the Royal Theatre in Fantasyland, shop for Beauty and the Beast merchandise, or see the characters out and about. At Disney World, you're able to dine in the Beast's Castle at the Be Our Guest Restaurant or act out the tale with Belle herself at the Enchanted Tales attraction.
Add a little bit of Beauty and the Beast magic to your Disney trip with this cute Disney Belle Headband. You can truly feel like a princess while you experience the adventure of Disneyland or Walt Disney World!
To create this Disney Belle Headband, you will need:
Hot glue and glue gun
The Disney Belle Headband can be broken down into two parts: the flowers and the bun band. Start by making the fabric flowers. Cut a strip of fabric that is 3 1/2 inches wide.
Fold the fabric strip in half so that the "right" side of the fabric is folded into the center. Then, sew along the open edge to create a long tube. I used about a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Cut the tube into three equal parts of about 20 inches each in length.
Turn each strip right side out. I poke my finger in one open end and pull from the inside out. It is pretty easy to turn them that way.
Plug in the hot glue gun and get it ready to go. Each of the strips is going to create a fabric flower. They are quite simple. It is mostly just spinning and gluing. Start by tucking one of the strip's ends inside to create a pretty edge.
Roll the fabric into a spiral and glue it in place with a dot of hot glue. I let the glue dry for about 30 seconds to make sure it would hold in place before moving on to the next section.
Keep wrapping the fabric strip around the center of the flower. Glue it in place about every 3/4 time around the flower. You can fluff it and twist the fabric a little bit as you wrap to give it a flowery look.
When the flower is complete, glue the end of the fabric strip to the back of the flower to hide it.
Repeat the process with the second two fabric strips. You will have three beautiful, golden roses for your Disney Belle Headband.
Now, glue the three roses together to form a little bunch of flowers. The Belle at Disneyland has two flowers on the bottom and one on top. I wanted mine to look authentic, so that is what I did! Add a nice blob of hot glue to the side of the flowers and press them together to hold them in place.
Set the flowers aside for a few minutes while you tackle the second part of the Disney Belle Headband. In this part of the process, you will make the elastic band that goes around the princess hair bun.
Cut a single piece of fabric that is 15 inches by 5 inches. This measurement fit my daughter's hair bun perfectly. She has pretty thin hair. If your little princess has thick long hair, you might need to increase the measurement to 16 by 5 inches to make sure your Disney Belle Headband will fit around a larger bun.
Fold the fabric in half with the wrong sides together. Iron it in place. The ironing steps are very important. It makes sewing so much easier!
Now that the fabric has a nice seam down the center, open it back up again. Fold the edges towards the center iron line. Iron them in place.
Then, fold the strip in half again so that it is four layers thick.
Cut a piece of elastic to be 11 inches long or 12 inches for a thick bun. Open the folded fabric piece and lay the elastic flat on one of the sides. Fold one of the short edges of the fabric over the end of the elastic and sew it into place all along that side.
Then, fold the fabric back in half. Sew along the entire open edge of the fabric. Do NOT let the elastic get caught in the stitching. You want it loose inside the fabric tube. Stop sewing about 3/4 inches from the end. You need it open a little bit to complete the next step.
Reach into the tube and grab the end of the elastic. Pull it out so that it pokes out of the end of the fabric just slightly. When you pull the elastic it will bunch the fabric up a little because it is shorter than the fabric. That is good!
Tuck the finished end of the strap inside of the open end. Make sure to keep a hold of the elastic so it doesn't sneak back into the tube.
With the finished end tucked nicely inside, you should be able to sew across the unfinished end to make a nice, clean circular band. Make sure the elastic is also caught in the seam. The band for your Disney Belle Headband is ready!
Now, you just need to put the two parts together and add some sparkle. It wouldn't be a true Disney Belle Headband without a bit of sparkle.
Glue the rose trio onto the front of the band. Hold it in place for about a minute while the glue sets up.
Now, glue acrylic jewels onto the front of the flowers. Add just a dab of hot glue to the back and stick them in place.
The Disney Belle Headband is the perfect hair accessory for a day at Disneyland or Walt Disney World. You can pair it with a cute Princess Belle dress up costume, or wear it with a comfortable Beauty and the Beast t-shirt. Wouldn't it be fun to dress up for a night at the movies to see the new Beauty and the Beast film in theaters?
I hope you have fun making this Disney Belle Headband and that you enjoy wearing it even more. Every girl deserves to feel like a princess!
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