Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fab Flower Headbands... For mom too!!!

Before we get started with all of our Fall decorating posts I thought I would sneak this one in.  We had several questions about the flower headbands my little lady was wearing in her pictures. 



 These are super simple and cheap to make!  The best part... They are cute for mom too!  Here's how we make them...

The first thing you will need is your flower.  These are silk stems that can be found at any craft store.  The ones I am using in this headband are from Joann's but I also like purchasing from Hobby Lobby, Michael's and Garden Ridge.


You will also need baby elastic.  I purchase mine by the yard at Joann's but you can also get them in small boxes as well.  I am using white for this headband but this elastic dyes really well with Rit dye which is what I used for all my pink headbands.



You will need a piece of felt.  You can get this at any craft store.  I try to match the color of my flower or just use white.



I use my favorite hot glue gun for these headbands because it puts only a little bit of glue out at a time.  You can find them at Walmart and they are $5.97.



The first thing you will need to do is separate your flower.  I will use three for this headband.  Pull the flower off the stem like this.



The green plastic part of the stem will then pull off like this.



Next, cut a small rectangle of felt to attach your flowers to. If you are only using one flower you can cut a circle of felt.




Cut your elastic the length you want it.  I measure the diameter of the baby's head (or mine) and make it 1/2" shorter.  Put a line of hot glue on your felt and attach your elastic like this.  It will form a circle.




You will be attaching the flowers on top of the elastic and to the felt.  Just pull of a petal at a time like this...



Add a drop of hot glue and attach it to the felt like this.



Now add a petal at a time with a small drop of hot glue.


I finished the both sides first and then did the middle flower.



Next you need to add your bling.  I used acrylic rhinestones for my centers.  Just get the end of a small dowel wet (I use spit:) and touch the top of your rhinestone.  It will pick it up.  Add a very small dot of hot glue to the center of your flower and press the stone down on it.





That's it!! How cute are those!! They are super easy and I love wearing them myself as well.  Here are a few more I have made...




This is the single flower and I used a circle of felt on the back...





Remember the cute rolled rosettes I posted a while back???  I used that method and made this headband below the exact same way I made the flower headbands.



And do you remember the super cute lace flowers I showed you a few months ago??  I made my own headband using the same method here.



I used black elastic for that one.   How fun are those??  They are super cheap and take no time at all to do!  Plus, you will find similar ones at stores for close to $20... No thank you! Hope you like them!! Let me know if you have any questions at all!!  Happy Wednesday!!

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15 comments:

sara jensen said...

So darling! I am expecting a girl after 4 boys, so I am totally going to have to make some sweet flowers for her hair!!!

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

so cute! love it! So simple too. Thanks so much for this tutorial! I will be making some soon!

Kara said...

This is exactly how I make my flower headbands and hair clips...but Ive never used a package of elastic!!! Such a great and inexpensive idea!! THanks so much for sharing! I will be picking up elastic this weekend :)

Kara @ mine for the making

Taija said...

So sweet! I love them!!

Sarah Kuhner said...

I love these head bands. I'll have to make some. I photograph babies and would love to have some of these to use. Thanks!

Kristie Clower said...

super cute! thanks for the get idea.

Elizabeth said...

so cute, I love the black lace one!

The Salisburys said...

I LOVE these. I am going to get the materials today to make them! Thanks for the tutorial and your baby is adorable! Blessings!

Jennifer said...

So easy even I might be able to do it!

Life in Rehab said...

That's really sweet, and I wish I was young enough to pull it off. And your baby is over the top precious.

Jill Elaine said...

Oh thank you thank you! I have been wanting to make these but didn't want to take the time to figure them out! Now I can just follow you instructions!
And now I'm off to see how you did the rolled flowers:)

Yycien said...

These are all great creations. I'm always looking for new hair accessories to make and these headbands are great addition to my “to-do list”. Thank you so much for posting.

Donna said...

Thank you times a million! I have never ever been crafty. I can not sew to save my life. I plan on attempting it very soon. I found your blog last night and today went to the store and got supplies. I already need to go get more. Thank you so much!!! I have found a new hobby and my girls will finally have cute bows for their hair!!!

Holly said...

How well do these stay on babies heads with that type of elastic?

Heather said...

Those are soooo cute! I do have one suggestion though. Since you're using them on teeny precious ones, it might be a good idea to sew a fancy button in the middle instead of glue the bling on...I fear those could possibly come off and become a choking hazard. But, I'm also really paranoid. :)

 
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