DIY Headbands

Let’s step out of the kitchen for a bit, it’s time for arts & crafts!  I recently made some headbands for our little lady and love how they turned out.  They are super easy to make; I made four headbands in about 30 minutes, all while Quinn was watching me from her play mat.  I think she likes them!

102edited 126edited 149editedHeadbands: the best way to prevent strangers from asking you if your daughter is a boy.

DIY Headbands

Materials

Felt
Elastic (I used a 1/4 inch elastic)
Buttons
Needle & Thread
Scissors
Shapes to trace (I used cookie cutters, but you could just freehand the shapes you want)

Directions

See the pictures below for step-by-step directions.

The materials.

The materials.

I have no idea why I have a large felt collection, but I do.

I have no idea why I this much felt, but I do.

I started by narrowing down the colors that I thought I wanted to use.

I started by narrowing down the colors that I thought I wanted to use.

I used a cookie cutter to cut my felt.  You could also freehand this.  I chose one that looked kind of like a flower.

Cut out the desired shapes.  I two cookie cutters (one large and one small flower).  I traced around the cookie cutter and then used scissors to cut.

I then cut the same shape in a smaller size.

I cut out the smaller flower in a different color, you know-to make it more interesting.

Measure out the elastic by comparing it to a headband that fits your little one.

Measure out the elastic by comparing it to a headband that fits your little one.

Sew together the ends of the elastic.

Sew the ends of the elastic together.

Pick out buttons to go with each felt flower.

Pick out buttons to go with each felt flower.

Sew the felt pieces with the button onto the elastic band.  Then cut out a small piece of felt to cover up the stitching on the inside of the headband to help protect your little one's delicate noggin.

Sew the felt pieces with the button onto the elastic band. Then cut out a small piece of felt to cover up the stitching on the inside of the headband to help protect your little one’s delicate noggin.

All done!

All done!

The finished products!

The finished products!

Place headband on baby and admire :)

Place headband on baby and admire 🙂

124edited 107edited 131edited 146edited 129edited 153editedA big thanks to my Quinny for modeling these headbands. 🙂

2 thoughts on “DIY Headbands

  1. Oh Quinn–you are soooo adorable!! And I am NOT prejudice….well maybe a little. 🙂 Thank you Melissa for sharing such a cute craft. Grandma Clark

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