DIY: Celtic Knot Headband


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Isn’t she beautiful!!! She’s a bit Celtic.

And I’m kind of fascinated with Celtic things.

I’d LOVE to take her to Scotland someday! If we’re ever lucky enough to travel there, the first thing on my agenda will be to head on over to our castle for a photo shoot!

“You have a castle in Scotland?” I can hear you asking.

Well, sort of.

You see, my maiden name is Crichton. Pronounced like Michael Crichton, the author of Jurassic Park. (Oh, so fun to name drop) And I am a direct descendent of Lord William Crichton, who was Chancellor of Scotland (1439-1443 & 1448-1454). This was his castle and even though it changed hands throughout the ages, it’s still called the Crichton Castle, so I’m going with it.🙂 Crichton Castle Stables

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Perfect place for a photo shoot don’t you think?

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Someday, I’ll go there and take some pictures of Brooke in this courtyard. In the meantime, Celtic knot headbands, and the beautiful, mystical Celtic music will have to tide us over until we get there someday.

Celtic knots are full of symbolism. They represent infinity and eternity because they don’t contain beginnings or ends. In ancient times, if a gift was adorned with a Celtic knot it was thought to give the recipient longevity or good luck in new adventures.

This no-sew, T-shirt headband is made with a Shannon knot which symbolizes balanced creativity.

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Click here to see how you can make a Celtic knot headband from an old T-shirt. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. (Who was actually Scottish BTW)

I’d love to know what you think!

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About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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18 Responses to DIY: Celtic Knot Headband

  1. Lesley King says:

    Very pretty. I live about 3 miles from Crichton Castle. Maybe I’ll make one for my daughter and take her photo in the castle as a substitute for you?

    • Oh my gosh, Lesley! That would be so great!

      • Lesley King says:

        You’ll have to wait til May though as its shut during winter!

        • Shona Warwick says:

          Isn’t it a small world! I’m a Highland Scot living, sadly, in central England. However, I’d been in Edinburgh visiting and decided that, as the weather was so wonderful, I would get an early start and meander southward via scenic routes (I like to just “hang a left” from time to time) instead of heading for the motorway. I stopped along the way and off in the distance was Crichton Castle.😀
          One of my favourite films is the old classic “The Admirable Crichton”. You must watch if you haven’t already.🙂 Oh, and by the way, I love the Celtic Knot Headband too.

  2. karen atlas says:

    Perfect headband for a windy day hiking around your Scottish castle!

  3. Margie says:

    I like the headband! Very clever, and easy too!

  4. Reblogged this on weddingswithinsight and commented:
    Love this festive headband!

  5. Tami says:

    My daughter has done some bracelets like this. While we are not Irish/Scottish by any stretch, I do love the Celtic knot. And the women Celtic singers🙂

  6. I love this idea. My friends the O’Toole-Kelly’s have an annual St. Patty’s Day party and I always like to bring a hostess gift. I know what I’ll be bringing Laureen this year! Thanks for the inspiration. I’ll definitely be sharing this.

  7. What a neat heritage…and you should definitely go and make photos…

  8. jumpyjess says:

    Love this! You picked a lovely color too!🙂

  9. I love this! So easy (especially with pic layouts!). Can’t wait to try it for Easter headbands for granddaughters.

  10. smenzmer says:

    Love this! My daughter definitely needs some of these!

  11. Mother Deer says:

    That is really a cute idea, Beth. I love the backstory too. My birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day, so I will have to try this🙂

  12. The headband is beautiful! The castle is grand – I think you should run over and claim it – at least for a day to take some great photos!

  13. Susan Luke says:

    So cute! Looking at your granddaughter, you can tell that beauty definitely runs in the family!

  14. Laura Lucci says:

    Thanks for the idea and instructions. I made one and really like it

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