I love all the little headbands you see on Etsy and in pictures on Pinterest, but I wasn’t super excited about paying $10+ per headband when I knew I could make them pretty easily. So, I went to Hobby Lobby bought my supplies and spent my Friday night making headbands… until my glue gun broke.
Here’s what I bought
Elastic, felt backers, and totally making life easy a bunch of flowers from the SCRAPBOOK SECTION! I already had a needle and thread and glue gun.
I started by measuring and cutting the elastic. I measured the elastic 11″ unstretched and picked this number after googling “newborn head circumference.” My elastic has a good amount of stretch in it in case baby girl has a big head, too! Once I cut the elastic I sewed the ends together.
Then, I took the part with the seam and used that area to glue my flowers (so the rest of the headband is seamless). I took a felt backer and hot glued it to the underside of the elastic (for smaller flowers I cut the felt a little).
Then I added a little more glue to the top and pressed my flower on top.
The best part is that I bought all the stuff I needed for about $8 and still have enough elastic and flowers for several more headbands. So much cheaper than buying them! Now, that I’ve done it I have plans for some more intricate ones… but I need a new glue gun first!