Wednesday, August 22, 2012

{ Darling, Felt Headbands }

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)
  • Scissors
  • 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 :)




Sharing this project on these great linky parties! Thank you for hosting ladies!!

Featured on One Creative Roundup: Felt Food Edition

38 comments :

  1. Very cute Fontini! I really like your style. That is something that I would love to see on Isabella! I bet she would look adorable. Found you on HOH. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Doreen, I'm so glad you stopped by! After reading your comment, I realized the pictures I had of Isabella wearing them weren't up! Great timing :)

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  2. So cute! I can't wait to make one. I am a new follower. Hope to see you at True Aim!

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  3. Absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for linking up at One Creative Weekend! Enjoy your weekend.

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  4. I'm so glad that I'm following you! I'm in love with these headbands. They're adorable. Thanks for posting on the Made in a Day link party!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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    1. Thanks so much Katie! I'm now a follower of your blog too :) Thanks for visiting!!

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  5. Very cute!! Thanks for sharing!! I found you via Tater Tots and jello. You were right behind me :)
    Have a great evening!
    Meegan
    What Meegan Makes

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  6. Super cute! Following you from the weekend blog hop! http://www.theplanetmommy.blogspot.com

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  7. I'm stopping for a visit from Six Sisters' Stuff today!
    I'm having so much fun visiting the participants of this blog linky party.
    So many wonderful and creative ideas.
    How adorable. Loving the handmade headbands.

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    1. It is a lot of fun discovering awesome new blogs! I love the hop too :) Thanks for stopping by!!

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  8. That is adorable!! Too bad I don't have a girlie-girl!

    Thanks for linking up to the Weekend Blog Walk!

    Jessica @ At Home Take 2
    http://www.athometake2.com

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    1. Thank you for hosting! Have a wonderful week :)

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  9. These are adorable! I'm pinning this to make for my toddler!

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    1. Nicole, they are soo fun to make!! I can't wait to make more :)

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  10. These are so cute! Stopping by from The Dedicated House!

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  11. These are adorable. I have a 6 1/2 month baby girl, and I think I am going to try to make a few of these for her. :) I am not a very crafty gal, but I think I could pull these off.
    Stopping over from Mix It Up Monday.
    P.S. I am not sure if you are aware (because a lot of times bloggers are not), but you have word verification turned on for your comments. Those things are such a pain in the butt, lol! ;)

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! And, I wasn't aware, I turned it off! Hope to see you back again soon :)

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  12. This is totally my style and TOTALLY something I can do! Pinning it right now:)

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  13. Visiting you via Make It Pretty Monday. I would love for you to visit My Dream Canvas. This looks great. Have a great day. Anu

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  14. That is so adorable! New follower through the I Love My Online Friends 'GFC' Hop. :)

    Southern Glamourista

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    1. I'm so glad you stopped by, I love your blog!

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  15. Those are stinkin' cute! And the models too :o)
    Thanks for linking up this week at the Creative Inspirations Party at Embracing Change!
    Stacey

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  16. How adorable! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  17. These are so sweet. I'm a newbie with a glue gun, but your instructions make it look easy. I'd love you to share this at our ongoing linky that's just for Hair Accessories . I came over from Sarah Dawn's Pintastic Monday. Pinning this one.

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    1. You can do it Pam! If you don't get it the first time, try again! These are so cost friendly, you'll get it down! Let me know how it turns out :)

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  18. Thank you for sharing at Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back this week to link up again! Have a great weekend!
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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  19. I love this idea so much that I'll be pinning it and sharing the pin on Facebook at OneCreativeMommydotcom. Feel free to stop by OneCreativeMommy.com and grab a featured button.

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  20. Oh, I forgot to mention . . . I will have a felt project category at my felt food round-up linky party on 9/6. Please feel free to link this up there--even though it's already linked to One Creative Weekend. The more link-ups the better, right?

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  21. It’s long overdue, but I’m finally posting features from my Felt Food & Projects Roundup on OneCreativeMommy.com. Year great idea will be featured tomorrow. Don’t forget to stop by and grab a featured button!

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