Easy Faux Hair Wrap

Easy Faux Hair Wrap

I went to camp most summers as a child. Some years I went as a camper, riding horses and doing crafts, and some years I went as staff. I enjoyed my weeks in the mountains, under the trees, getting to create craft projects and hang out with other campers. I have lots of awesome memories from camp. One of my favorites is of braiding hair. My friend Dawn and I would braid the hair of the other gals in our cabin – we had hair braiding races to see who could French braid the fastest. We’d do fun hair, like hair wraps, as well. Hair wraps start with a small braid of hair that is then wrapped with embroidery floss. They are fun to make, and fun to wear, but a pain to take out! So, I came up with this simple version – faux hair wraps. These clip in and out of hair, making them reusable and easy to remove. They are also an easy to make craft for girls to make at camp! That’s why I’m sharing them as my first craft here in Camp Crafts Week for Craft Lightning! Each morning both Angie from the Country Chic Cottage and I will share a quick and easy camp craft with you, and each afternoon we’ll share a round-up of quick camp crafts from our friends around the internet!

You only need a few supplies to make these hair wraps, and about 15 minutes of time.

supplies for faux hair wrap

You’ll need:
Embroidery Floss (or Perle Cotton)
Large Beads
Small Hair clips

Start by cutting a yard each of 3 colors of floss. Fold in half, then loop through the clip to secure

loop thread into place

Divide the 3 colors so that each color is with it’s mate of the same color, then start braiding.

braid the strands

Braid until you only have about 5 inches left, then tie a knot.

overhand knot at end

Put on a bead, some threads through the hole and a couple on the outside to secure,

then tie another knot.

tie bead in place

Clip into your hair for a faux hair wrap look!

Make sure to come back by tonight and all week long for more fun and fast camp craft ideas!


  1. […] My partner for this series, 30 Minute Crafts, is sharing an easy faux hair wrap.  She tells an amazing story about braiding hair when she went to camp and these faux wraps would be perfect to make at camp or send to camp with your little girl.  Click here for the full instructions on making your own. […]

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