Friday, December 16, 2011

Decorating Headbands

Can you believe all I spent on this project was just $1!

 My oldest daughter really likes headbands now, but the one she had fell apart quickly.
I decided I should try to make some cute ones that will hold up better, and cost less! 
The one she had before had ribbon wrapped around it, and it unravelled. 
These ones looked a little sturdier. I found them at Dollar Tree for $1.  Everything I used to decorate them I already had on hand. I realize not everyone has all of these supplies on hand, so I'll let you know where I found them. 
 First was the purple headband. I found these white rosette strips in the trimmings isle at Joann's Fabric. I believe they were around $3-$4 a yard. You won't need much at all, I used a 40% coupon when I bought my strip. All I did was put a strip of hot glue on the side of the band and placed the rosette on it. I decided not to fold over the excess netting, I think it's cute. 

 For the next headband I used pink flowers. I bought this bushel at Joann's a few months ago on clearance. All you do is pull the flowers off the stem, and then pull the plastic off the back. The flower usually comes apart in three pieces. Then you layer them on top of each other and glue them together. 

 Then glue the flowers to your headband. 
 I chose a blue button from my button stash to place in the middle. 
 With this aqua colored headband I glued a black bow on it. I had this bow sitting in my sewing box (it had fallen off a shirt I made my daughter a while ago). I never got around to reattaching it. I'm glad I didn't just throw it away now!

 There were two yellow headbands in the pack, so I decided to make my girls matching ones. I had two different types of flowers for these. The first was sunflowers, they looked too empty in the middle so I layered another yellow flower on top of them. 

 Now they look nice and full! Then I added cream colored buttons to the center. 
  I made these gold flowers a while back, I just added a little sparkle to the middle and glued them on. This one is perfect for Christmas! To make these flowers just cut satin in different sized circles, burn the edges (they will curl right up) and then glue the layers together. Whenever I make these I do a bunch at a time, that's why I had these left over. 

 There you go! An inexpensive way to make cute headbands! They are perfect for gifts too! My girls will be getting these for Christmas! 


  1. Those are so cute! What an awesome idea!

  2. They all look fabulous and seem so easy to make!!! My favourite is the one with yellow flowers!!! I would love for you to share this at our ongoing themed linky that's just for Hair Accessories...

  3. Thanks! I just linked up and followed your blog.

    1. Thanks for linking up. I look forward to seeing more of your creativity...