I've been wanting to make a glittered gold headband for my little gal for a while. I've made some headbands before but not exactly like this one and my girl Lindsay (who blogs over at Lindsays Sweet World) hooked me up with the details on how she made her little girls adorable headband - see it here along with the other amazing details she did for her daughters 1st birthday.
So I headed to Hobby Lobby for my materials. - here is a super easy way to make a super cute headband!
You will need:
- gold piece of felt
- elastic band (found by the sewing section)
- glue gun
- 1" hole punch (not required - you could trace and cut out your own circles)
Step 1: Measure how long you will need the headband to be. Cut it to fit and gather your materials.
Step 2: Punch out plenty of circles. (Thank goodness for the hole punch though, made it so easy and quick! My type of project)
Step 3: Once all of your circles are cut out you should cut some felt pieces smaller than your circles, these are going to be attached on the back of the circles to help prevent hot glue pieces from hurting your little ones head.
Step 4: Start gluing the circles right next to eachother on the band.
Step 5: Flip it over and hot glue the felt pieces to the circles' backs
Step 6: Hot glue the ends together of the elastic band.
That's it...however, once I put it on Avery's head, I realized the band stretched so much that there were gaps in between the circles where you could see the white band. Not that big of a deal but I knew I wanted it to not look like that.
So off again I repeated all of the steps above again, except this time, when it came to gluing the circles I made sure to overlap them a little bit, that way when she wore it, there were no gaps seen.
Here is my little model showing off her new accessory. I LOVE how it turned out :)
I can't handle her cuteness!!
The possibilities of making these headbands are endless! I'm going to take full advantage of making her many more, while she'll still wear them :)