Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Wednesday ReView-St. Patrick's Day, Jello Candied Popcorn & Orange Braided Headband for Barbie

St. Patrick's Day will be here before we know it folks, how about whipping up some tasty, crunchy, Bit O' Blarney Lime Jello Candied Popcorn for an unexpected treat. And of course Barbie wants in on the fun... This braided headband comes together in minutes using a recycled bottle ring and yarn, and is something most girls could make for themselves. All that's required for the braided hairband is a sturdy ring from a bottle with a screw-on cap, some standard worsted weight yarn and a little hot glue.

The directions are pretty straight forward, you can kinda just see from the picture below:
  • I cut 12 pieces of yarn 30" long.
  • Find the center (15"), start making a braid with three groups of 4 strands of yarn. Make it as long as you'd like it, then tie all of the strands into a knot to secure the braid.
  • Create a braid down the other side the same way.
  • Cut some short pieces of yarn and hot glue them to the top of the ring (the bottom of the ring is cut open, creating a headband). Make sure to add a little glue to the front of the headband so the strands point a bit downward.
  • Hot glue the braid to the headband.
  • Put headband on doll, trim the bangs and loose ends of braid to desired length.

The doll's hair has been pulled into a pony tail above, if your girl gave one of her dolls a hair cut...
This headband could act as an easy hair piece.
While I couldn't cut all of the hair off of one of my real Barbie dolls...

I did buzz cut a Dollar Store doll for this pic😉

Don't have orange yarn? How about green, or a rainbow of colors would be fun too.
I used a hair clip from Walmart for this headband, the post is HERE.

Picture tutorial for this strapless dress from 6" square of fabric HERE.

Here in Philly we're looking forward to corned beef and cabbage, and St. Patrick's Day is the day we traditionally plant cooler weather crops like peas... Although looking at the long term night time temperatures, we should be able to do that about a week earlier this year:@)

🍀Make something just for fun and have a happy day:@)


  1. Barbie looks like she's ready for St. Pat's fun, so cute! Bring on the leprechauns! ☘️

  2. I love Barbie’s braids and outfit. I sure would like to be munching on that festive ☘️ popcorn right now!

  3. Thanks for the ReView Lynn! Love Barbie's orange locks.☘️

  4. Mmmmm....popcorn is one of my favorite snack foods and this is such a fun way to shake it up this week!! xo


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