Can you believe that Christmas is less than a month away?! I love this time of the year and one of our traditions is getting the kids dressed up to go see Santa. Now that I have a daughter, it’s even more fun to hunt down adorable little outfits for her to wear for the holidays, but MAN they can be expensive! Especially accessories!
Let’s be honest, how many times are they going to wear that holiday headband you buy off Etsy for say, $15? So today I’m showing you how I made this cute DIY CHRISTMAS TREE BABY HEADBAND for my daughter in a matter of minutes! All the supplies cost about $7 and I could make at least two of them for that amount. Check it out….
Red decorative elastic
Green medium width ric rac
Small decorations as desired
Start by measuring your child’s head and deducting about an inch to 1.5″ from the length. Test your elastic around their head to make sure that your measurement grabs on their head and doesn’t fall off too easily, but also isn’t too tight. Then cut.
After that, start cutting your pieces of ric rac. I cut my ric rack according to the number of “U’s” in the material. So I started with 3 U’s and folded it over to give each one a little more dimension and sturdiness. You’ll need two pieces of each to coordinate on each side. The largest piece will be at the bottom and the smallest at the top. In the middle I cut two of the pieces the same length so that it built up my “tree” a bit more.
You’ll see that each piece was folded in half and cut at the top of the “U” in the ribbon. I hope that makes sense. You’ll essentially have 5 layers of ribbon. The bottom one has three “U’s” in the material. The second and third lines from the bottom have 2 “U’s”. The fourth line has 1 “U” and the top line, the fifth, has a half. See below for a better photo.
Once they’re all cut, I folded them in half and hot glued the ends together, then hot glued the whole thing onto my elastic ribbon.
Then I took a long piece and hot glued it up the center of my tree to give it a more finished look and add the top of the tree. Finally, I hot glued a little bow for my topper and then glued some little red hearts I had on hand as decorations.
After I was done, I hot glued the ends of the headband together and VOILA! I have a cute little headband for my babe!
The project takes about 15 minutes to make and my daughter loved it 🙂
Hope you have a great and stress free holiday season!! Come find me at The Cards We Drew.