Fabric Flower Headband DIY

Are you pulling out all of your spring clothing and accessories? Need a sweet flower headband to add to them? Today, I’ll show you how to make one for yourself or as a gift.

These are pretty quick and inexpensive to make. They’re comfortable to wear, customizable, and you can even use them to decorate a package. (I’ve stretched them around boxes as a “bow” before) Need any other reasons to make one???

They’re cute! I ALWAYS get compliments when I wear one. 🙂

Alright, here’s how to do it.

What you’ll need:

*An elastic headband (I found this pack of 8 for $1 at the Dollar store!!!)

*Cotton fabric in the colors you want to use… this is a good project for raiding your scrap stash as you won’t need much!

*Some felt to back the flowers

*Hot glue gun, scissors, needle and some thread

Step 1: To mimic the bouquet of flowers in the headband above, you’re going to make 2 rolled rosettes. Start with a long strip of fabric about 1.5″-2″ wide and tie a knot in one end. Then twist, wrap and glue the fabric around the center knot until the flower is as big as you want it to be. My bigger one is 1.75″ and the smaller one is 1.25″ in diameter. (If you need more help making a rosette, I wrote more detailed instructions here.)

Step 2: Now, you’re going to make a Yo-Yo. To start, cut a circle out of your fabric. (I traced the bottom of a glass and it’s about 3.5″ in diameter)

Grab your needle and thread and knot one end. With the wrong side of the fabric facing you, you’re going to fold over the edge of the circle about 1/8″-1/4″ and sew a running stitch all the way around the circle- folding the edge over as you go.

When you get back to the beginning of the circle, pull both ends of the string tight to cinch the center of the yo-yo closed and knot and trim your thread. Flatten  your yo-yo and it’s ready. Repeat twice more with a smaller circle. My small ones started at about 2″ in diameter.

Step 3: Once you have all of your flowers made, you can lay them out on your felt in the arrangement that you want. Then, use your glue gun to glue them all down to your felt. Cut the excess felt away from the bouquet so that none of it shows from the front.

Step 4: To attach the flowers to the headband, flip your arrangement over so that the felt side is up and apply a generous line of hot glue to the back. Then press the band into the glue. Then, cut out a narrow rectangle of the felt and glue it down on top of the band. This way, there is no way that band will fall off!

You’re done! Try it on and admire your handiwork. 🙂

As usual, I’d love to see pictures if you make one for yourself!



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2 Comments on “Fabric Flower Headband DIY”

  1. March 21, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    Gonna try making this, with “ankara” fabric. Will link back to you when completed!

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