Monday, April 4, 2011

Easter Basket Bun

Here's a fun little Easter hairstyle to get you started.  I remember (in the old days) the cool plastic Easter basket that I used each year and it was pink and white and woven. 
 This hairstyle reminds me of that. 
Begin by pulling all of the hair back into a tight ponytail. 
Now separate that ponytail into 3 equal sections and create a  Regular 3-Strand Braid out of each section.  Wrap the braid over and around each other, in no particular order, and secure the ends under the bun with bobby pins. 
Now choose your ribbons that you want to use and grab a plastic yarn needle for the threading.  Leave about 3 inches of ribbon un-threaded under the bun and weave the rest around the bun in an "over/under" motion.  When you get back around to the bottom of the bun, leave another 3 inches hanging down.  Grab a second ribbon and weave it through - making sure to alternate your over under pattern.  You can weave as many ribbons as you like. 
 Once all of your ribbons have been added, gather all the 3 inch ribbons from under the bun and tie them together in a large knot to secure them from slipping out. 
We've also added a little plastic flower clip onto the bun and these little clips are really cool because they change color in the sun. 
 This is what they look like out in the sunshine and they come in a variety of colors. 
We found them at Walgreen's and they make necklaces too like my princess is wearing here.
  We love finding fun new things. 

1 comment:

Jill said...

this is so pretty!