Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Felt Flower & Heart Headband Tutorial

I bought a felt flower headband from Target this past weekend for Serenity. It's cute - but it was $4 for one headband! I figured I could make one just as cute - but for a lot less!

So tonight I used one of Serenity's headbands, a few small pieces of felt I already had, and less than 15 minutes later I had a very pretty new flower headband for Serenity - and it didn't cost me a single penny!

Here's a quick step-by-step how I did it!

Materials needed:
button (and/or other embellishments)
embroidery floss
embroidery needle
glue gun & glue sticks
flower template (download here)

Cut out all the flowers and 2 leaves. Embroidery a running stitch along edges of both leaves. Using embroidery thread, attach the button to the smallest flower and add a few embroidered stitches on it too (or on all the flowers). Arrange the flowers and leaves, and then hot glue them together.

Cut a small strip of felt about 1 1/2"l x 3/8"w (or so). Hot glue the flower off-centered on the headband. Then hot glue the strip over the headband and to the wrong side of the flower. Refer to the pictures:

All done! Very cute!
So many different creative possibilities too!
The headband I bought from Target is on the right.

I added some hearts to the template too!
To make a pretty Valentine's Day accessory:

1. Cut out pink and red felt hearts.
2. Embroidery a running stitch around the edges.
3. Sew a button or glue a jewel to the smallest heart.
4. Stack them all on top of each other and glue in place.
5. Attach (like I did above) to a red or pink headband!

Simple and sweet!

Have fun!


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michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Cute, cute serenity! Cute, cute headband. Oh how I love it! I got to pull out the felt and go for it!

Giggleberry (Amy) said...

Thanks so much for having my little girl's Play Kitchen as this weeks project! What an honor for my parents who made it for her :)
Have a great week, Amy

Unknown said...

Get out!! That is just too, too cute! I am definitely going to have to make one of these for my 2-year old - hopefully I can get her to keep it on her head!!

Unknown said...

I love these ... super cuteness!

Sew Crafty Meg said...

Oh, I love your headbands way better than the Target one!

Katie said...

Very Cute Angie! Its funny that you just posted this because I actually just bought a felt flower headband for myself on etsy for $17, only it's REALLY fancy-Can't wait to get it. I was wanting to make one similar for Mia, and now I have your cute tutorial as a starting point. Wish there was a Target here in PR!

julia said...

your little girl is just too cute love that hair

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

That's so cute I had to pick my jaw up off the floor! Great job. I am going to steal this idea!!!


Julie Bagamary said...

Very cute and simple to make.

Dawn said...

adorable! thank you for sharing! can't wait to make a Valentine's Day one for my girls.

Brittany said...

very cute! i bet she loves them!!

Expressions by Heather said...

You have the most adorably dressed little doll- you come up with so many super cute ideas, to match your adorable little lady!

Thanks for taking part in Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family! Don't forget to come back next week!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is way cute! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

B : ) said...

Too cute - you could put little dinosaurs on there for little boys : )

Why don't you come on over to my blog and visit a while

anne @ Floralshowers Craft Blog said...

I love this! My daughter would seriously love one of these (or 10 of these!!!) Make sure to come link at my linky party too....every Thursday at FloralShowers.com!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Lori said...

Way to cute!!! I really like them!

Thanks for joining my party Get your craft on Thurs. I hope you join me next week. Mr. Linky disappeared for a while tonight I thought I lost all of my guest, but it finally came back. I will not be using Mr. Linky anymore!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Those are so cute. My 11 year old still loves headbands so I may try this with some hearts for valentine's day.

Thanks for linking up this week for "Make it Yours" day!

avisiontoremember said...

I just love this headband...if only my daughter would keep them in her hair. Her hair is ALWAYs in her face...Thanks for the link on Check me out saturdays

Expressions by Heather said...

This super cute & sweet headband is going to be featured tomorrow at the Talented Tuesdays link party at My Frugal Family!

Please feel free to stop by the blog and pick up a "Featured At" button!

Jen said...

My daughter wears a lot of headbands so I LOVE this post. I'll be featuring it tomorrow at my Penny Pinching Party.

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

THis is SO CUTE! love love love it!

Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

So cute! And great tutorial. Very easy to follow. THanks for joining the party!
happy crafting!

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing! Cute little model too :)

Amy said...

I've always thought I could make my daughter cutie headbands cheaply but wasn't sure how to start...what a GREAT idea...thanks! One quick question...where do you get the solid colored headbands? Did you find them @ Target too??? Thanks for sharing!

Ms Muffin said...

I came up with my own version and included a link to your site in my post
Thanks for the inspiration! :-)

felt merino wool top said...

so nice...love to check out your design..

Allina said...

Bring smile on the face of your loved ones with heart wrenching spring flowers. from Fleur De Lis!

C. Holesterol said...

Those are so pretty. My eleven year old still loves headbands so I may try this with some hearts for valentine's day.

Katherine said...

So, so cute! I made some felt heart hair clips but it never dawned on me to attach it to a headband! So glad you shared this!

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