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Make Designer Elastic Headbands for Less!

I will admit, when I first saw the new elastic at CHA, I was very giddy and excited! Since I have a daughter, I immediately thought… HEADBANDS! I’ve been spending a ton of money on hair accessories lately, so the thought of being able to make my own at a fraction of the cost made me happy!

Make Designer Elastic Headbands for Less!

Little girls love to be pretty, so why not try your hand at these quick & easy headbands too! You will need some elastic ribbon, frayed flowers, and some of the new burlap center stitch ribbon.

Make Designer Elastic Headbands for Less!

Cut a piece of elastic to 17 inches.  This size is standard for girls-adults, if you are making a headband for a baby, you will want to cut the elastic around 14 inches.

Make Designer Elastic Headbands for Less!

Stitch or hot glue the end s of the elastic together.

Make Designer Elastic Headbands for Less!

Cut a piece of the Burlap center stitch ribbon and begin to pull the center string, if you need to loosen a few stitches, that’s fine.

Make Designer Elastic Headbands for Less!

Pull the ribbon until it starts to ruffle.

Make Designer Elastic Headbands for Less!

Pull tight and tie the ends of the center string together so you have a nice circle that looks almost like a flower. Set aside.

Make Designer Elastic Headbands for Less!

Cut around 2 of the sheer flowers so you have individual pieces.  Set aside.

Make Designer Elastic Headbands for Less!

Pick out a piece of patterned paper that you would like for a center. Use an iTop to create a decorative brad. I used a medium brad for this project.

Make Designer Elastic Headbands for Less!

Spray brad with shimmer spray and let dry.

Make Designer Elastic Headbands for Less!

Cut 3 circles from felt.

Make Designer Elastic Headbands for Less!

Glue one of the frayed flowers to the elastic ribbon over the seam, glue one of the felt circles to the back. Hot glue works best.

Make Designer Elastic Headbands for Less!

Glue the other flayed flower onto the elastic and add another piece of felt to the back.

Make Designer Elastic Headbands for Less!

Add the brad to the center of the burlap flower and glue on top of the other flowers.

Make Designer Elastic Headbands for Less!

Add another felt circle to the back. These help to secure the flowers in place.

Make Designer Elastic Headbands for Less!

These are so simple you will be making headbands in no time!

Make Designer Elastic Headbands for Less!

Here’s my little one displaying her new headband.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blog post by: Emily Lanham

 

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Other Supplies Used:

  • Hot glue
  • Felt
  1. Sue D

    Very cute and thanks for sharing how you made it.

    Reply
  2. Aunt Dee

    So cute and clever and a great tutorial. what a great idea, Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

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