I love Etsy. Love, love, love. However, it can get expensive to keep ordering headbands. You have to pay for the headband and shipping. Some of them I have ordered, after inspecting how it was put together, I thought I could give it a try! And it's super easy. Well, the way I do it anyways. I know some Etsy peeps actually hand make the flower or bow for the headband, but I'm not that cool. Here's what I do:
What you'll need:
-Go to craft store (love me a craft store, btw)
-Purchase pack of stretchy lace or headband material
-Purchase big flower or bow (I usually search for ones on clearance first)
-Purchase some felt (I buy felt that matched the headband, so since I used white lace I used white felt)
-And I like to add a little somethin' somethin' to the middle of the flower (so I search the store for fun things like buttons, jewels, little painted wooden letters and such)
-You will need a glue gun also
-If you can, roughly measure the child's head. As in just wrap the lace around the little noggin to see where you need to cut it.
-Use glue gun to glue embellishment (button, jewel, etc) onto the middle of the flower.
-Cut two small square pieces of felt that will fit the width of the lace at the end. Hot glue the end of lace to a felt square. Then loop around the other end of the lace and press that into the end you just glued. Then take the other felt square and put a little hot glue on it and place it on top of the lace ends. This way the soft felt side will be on baby's head and the other side of felt will be the base to glue the flower on.
-Next, put some hot glue on back of flower or bow and press it onto the "base" piece of felt.
And that's it, you have a "homemade" headband!
|I made one for Samantha and her buddy Kaya :)|
ps- Thanks to everyone who commented on my "Paging Dr. Blogger" post. I think I am going to slow it down with the solids. I really think it is giving her gas pains. So, I'm just going to do one a day and see how that goes...