Use the safety pin to hold 3 strips and braid them together - you can pin it to a chair, your knee (if you're wearing pants), etc. After you finish, braid the other 3 so you end up with 2 braids.
Next, take the 2 hair bands and make them do this (you can figure this out - just try it...)
Now, take one end of the braid and put it through one of the hair band loops about an inch or two. Put some hot glue on the braid (where the arrow points) and then fold the end over on top of the hot glue.
Cut off the extra fabric if you have any hanging off, and it should look like this:
At this point, TRY IT ON so you know if the length is working for you. The secure the other ends to the other loop of hair band, as you did before.
I hot glued on non-slip grippers to the top inside - this is optional. I just cut up some of that drawer liner stuff. I'm hoping this will help hold the headband in.
That's it! Be sure to let any of the hot glue cool before you stick it in your hair - just sayin'......