Ever see those headbands on Etsy that are just darling, but you can’t justify spending $11 + $5 shipping for a seasonal headband for your baby girl (**raising hand**). Ever think you could totally make that? But you just don’t. Well, you can! It’s so easy!
Yes, there are really adorable headbands on Etsy, if you’re willing to pay to save yourself time and materials. But today I’m sharing with you how to make a simple and fun Valentine’s Day Headband that will take you minutes to make and requires very few supplies!! I shopped my own craft room for everything seen (admittedly I have quite a hoard of craft supplies), but you can easily find it at the craft store for under $10.
I personally love a good seasonal baby headband, so I thought I’d make my baby girl a fun Valentine’s Day heart headband for the big day coming up.
Here’s what you need:
- Pink, white, and dark pink felt
- Decorative elastic (ideally, I’d have liked to use white over black, but black was what I had on hand)
- Hot Glue
I started by folding my first piece of scrap felt in half and cutting a half heart. This ensures that both sides of your heart are even. Don’t trust yourself? Print off a heart graphic you like online, trace it and cut. After you’ve done the first, repeat for the other two hearts.
After that, I then measured the length of elastic I needed and cut it accordingly. You can either measure their heads and subtract a little for the stretch OR you can use an existing headband that fits them and just duplicate it. After you’ve measured, cut and hot glue the ends together.
Finally, add your felt hearts layered on the elastic and hot glue down. I cut a small strip of felt to glue over the elastic and the hot glue so that it didn’t scratch my baby’s head.
Let it dry a minute or two, then die of cuteness at what you’ve created your sweet girl in a matter of minutes. Bravo mom, you did it! You could totally make this headband in a bigger size for older girls (or a matching one for you too!) with these same steps. Enjoy!
Need another easy headband idea? Check this out!