Can I just say, I love crafting!! I love when I have a fab idea, or come across something I can’t wait to make! I love making things for my kids to wear.. I’m already a super proud Momma, but I love to see my kids wearing things I’ve made 🙂
This week, I came across a wonderfully- detailed tutorial for making felt flower headbands on, shad and lizzie blog! I literally couldn’t wait to head to Jo Ann’s and get the supplies! This really couldn’t be simpler! Here’s what you’re going to need:
- Pre-cut pieces of felt in desired color(s)
- Elastic ribbon, also in desired color(s)
- Glue gun
- Paper and marker
Jo Ann’s offers pre-cut felt in the craft section, in a variety of colors, and only .34 cents a sheet. One sheet is enough for two headbands! I chose silver grey and tan. In the same section of the store, they have pre-cut elastic ribbon as well. I ended up getting my elastic ribbon from the fabric isle and cut at the counter because I wanted a thinner, white elastic. For this project I only got one yard. That was also enough for two headbands!
Once you’re home, grab a sheet of paper and trace a simple flower design and cut out. This will be your stencil. Trace your stencil with marker five times onto your felt. Cut out each flower. Grab your, already heated glue gun and place a dot in the center of your flower, fold over and press down. Repeat this step for FOUR of your flowers. Save one flower for the end.
Take one folded flower piece and put a dot of glue on the folded edge and place another folded flower in the opposite direction. Alternate for the remaining two flowers. So it will look like this (below).
Grab your last flower and put a glue dot in the middle of the flower and twist the center. This will be the center of your flower. Hold in place until glue has dried and glue to the center of previous flower pieces. Lightly pull felt for desired “look”. You’re almost done!
Grab your elastic ribbon and measure to 12.5 inches for newborn to 3 months and 13 inches for 3 months and older. Put a small dot of glue on one end and overlap about 1/4 of an inch, press down. Cut a circle with the remaining felt from earlier. Place your flower on the front side of the elastic over the seam and glue into place. Glue your circle of felt on the back of the elastic seam.
You’re finished!! I hope that wasn’t too confusing for you to understand! I can’t wait to make more of these 🙂 I will be making these as gifts too.. Soo stinkin’ cute 🙂