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Make a Valentines Headband

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It’s New Release Week here on the May Arts Ribbon Blog!   And that means all week long we are inspiring you to create with our awesome new ribbons. That also means you have two chances to win some of your own!    Our first giveaway is our Spring Release Giveaway, showing you all our upcoming releases.   And for another chance to win, you just have to comment on any post this week! 

Now, without further delay, here is another healthy dose of ribbony inspiration with Royal Ribbonista Emily Lanham:

Make a Valentines Headband

Hey everyone! Emily here today and I’m VERY excited about this new release week! May Arts has really hit the nail on the head with this release! I say that every time, but it just keeps getting better!

Today I have another headband tutorial to share. Ever since May Arts came out with the Elastic last year, I have been so into creating headbands and other hair accessories for my daughter. It’s SO much cheaper to create them yourself and May Arts offers everything that you need to make these pretty accessories!

Make a Valentines Headband

When I saw the sequin hearts, I immediately started to think of all of the fun things I could do with them! These are great, you can embellish with them as an accent or use them as the main focus of any project. The possibilities are endless!

For this project you will need some of the NEW adhesive sequin hearts. These come in Red, Pink, Silver and Gold. So cute! You will also need some elastic. This comes in a wide variety of colors, but I decided to stick with the red and pink to match the hearts.

Make a Valentines Headband

Start by cutting your elastic to 17”. This is the standard size to fit little girl heads. You can go smaller or larger depending on age. Just add or subtract an inch or two.

Make a Valentines Headband

Add some hot glue to the end of your elastic. You can stitch these, but I prefer to use hot glue, it has a good bond and it’s quick.

Make a Valentines Headband

Glue the ends together and hold until glue hardens.

Make a Valentines Headband

Like I said, these little hearts contain adhesive on the back which is awesome. Cut a heart off of the strand and peel the back off.

Make a Valentines Headband

Adhere the heart to the elastic on top of the seam where you glued the ends together. This hides that so you can’t see it when wearing the headband.

Make a Valentines Headband

Next you will need some felt circles. You can cut them yourself, or you can find these little mini pre-cut felt circles  at your local craft store.

Make a Valentines Headband

Glue the felt circles t the back of the heart to cover the sticky adhesive. This will keep the adhesive from sticking to your hair and also gives a nice soft back so it doesn’t itch when wearing it.

Make a Valentines Headband

If you run into the problem where the felt circle sticks out at the bottom of the heart, simply trim the excess off.

Make a Valentines Headband

How cute are these?!

Make a Valentines Headband

You can also add the hearts to the BRAND NEW glitter elastic. This is my absolute favorite ribbon from this release.

Make a Valentines Headband

Here’s how that will look. Really cute this way too! 

Make a Valentines Headband

These are SUPER easy to create. Gather up some supplies, get crafty, and make a fashion statement with May Arts!

By Emily Lanham


 Don’t Forget!  There are 2 chances to win some new releases this week: here and on our sneak peek!


Other Supplies Used:

  • Hot glue
  • Felt circles


Products Referenced in This Post

  1. Sandi Smith

    These are so sweet, Emily. I know mt granddaughter and six great nieces would love headbands like these. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us.

  2. Lucy E.

    These are really cute! I wod have made these for my daughters when they were young.

  3. Miriam Prantner

    So cute, and any little girl would love to wear it!

  4. Tonya

    NICE! Thanks for walking me through it! Love the bling to make it more princess-ey 🙂

  5. Emily H

    Oh my! So cute! I want one!

  6. Toni Storie

    These headbands are so cute and look really easy to make!

  7. stamping sue

    wow! terrific head bands. I need some of the elastic ribbons.
    stamping sue

  8. Donna Sue

    Pink & red sparkles!

  9. Carla Hundley

    How pretty and
    they look easy to
    Carla from Utah

  10. Denise Bryant

    LOVE the sequin hearts!!! So sparkly and pretty! Makes a perfect adornment for the headband!

  11. Rebecca Ednie

    These are so cute. My girlfriend has a daughter who would love these.

  12. Kathleen Spaeth

    Emily what a sweet, darling, and easy head band to make. I always need a head band when I go to Yoga/Pilates Class to keep my hair out of my eyes. I will adjust the size and make one for myself. All little girls, and us big girls, Love Glitter and Hearts! And no sewing is involved, yeah!!

  13. Mary Mac

    Simple and easy for my grand daughter and how cute would they be.

  14. Amy C.

    Pretty idea!

  15. TracyM #6773

    WOW – your headbands are SUPER CUTE and your tutorial makes them look SUPER EASY too Emily!!! LOVE the sequin hearts and they look FUN & FABULOUS on the stretchy ribbon and SUPER SPARKLY on the glitter elastic – your daughter is going to love them and BEWARE, because her friends will be wanting them too 🙂
    THANK YOU for sharing you inspiration, tutorial and top tip for putting the heart over the join!!!

  16. Sue D

    These are so cute and simple–thanks for sharing.

  17. Cynthia B.

    These sequin hearts are my favorite new release item! Thanks for the post. 🙂

  18. Yolanda

    Super easy and super cute : )

  19. Darlene Gabriel

    Sweet headbands. I love that heart ribbon!

  20. Patrice Tenorio

    How cute! Love making headbands & bows for my daughter & I’m definitely going to try to make a few of these (just in time for Valentines Day!)

  21. LynneZ

    These headbands are super cute. Any little girl would just love!

  22. LynneZ

    I think any little girl would love to have a headband like this! They are adorable.

  23. Patricia B

    These are so sweet! I’m sure my great-nieces would love these! Tfs

  24. Virginia Fynes

    Such an easy hairband craft!

  25. Ange

    Those are really cute and fun!

  26. marylouh

    The headbands are so pretty. Wish I had some little ones that I could make these for.

  27. Marilyn H

    Love the headbands!

  28. Laura Strack

    Too cute! It’s nice that May Arts has embellishments. Those hearts are darling. It would be great if May Arts came out with many fabric embellies. You know they would be cream of the crop!

  29. SuZeQ

    Just too too too sweet. I wish I could wear something like this!


  30. jean marmo

    Super cute!


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