Sorry I’m late this week! That holiday on Monday really just threw me off 🙂 How about you?
Who’s ready for another super easy and fast tutorial? I find this headband to be uber adorable, and it is so quick to make! You could make several of these in a matter of minutes. And, this would make a beautiful custom baby shower or birthday gift.
This is our fourth and final post on the “What the heck to do with those felt circles?” series. We know we can use them to attach to the backs of flowers and things, but it’s nice to have more than one use for something, don’t you agree?
Today we’re going to learn how to make this sweet felt flower headband. Let’s get started!
Take your scrap piece of felt and cut a circle roughly 1-1/4″ in diameter (mine is bigger in the photo, but I trimmed it down a bit). It doesn’t need to be a perfect circle. You won’t see it once we’re done.
Set this piece aside for now.
Take one of your felt circles and put a dab of hot glue right near the edge like this:
Quickly, before the glue dries (but careful not to burn your fingers), pinch the felt circle on each side of the glue to create a petal piece. Like this:
You’re going to want to make about 10 of these petals.
Once you have all of your petals made, we’re going to start hot gluing them to the felt circle scrap from step one. I just placed a small bit of hot glue on the back of each petal and quickly placed it on the felt circle so that the pinched end was right about in the center of the circle.
It’s gonna be a bit messy. So just do your best to pick off any strands of hot glue. You can also take a lighter and quickly touch a flame to the hot glue to make it clear and less noticeable. Most of the mess in the center will be covered in the next step.
You can also trim any excess of the scrap felt circle that may be showing at this step too. This is what it will look like from the back.
Place a small dob of hot glue in the center of the felt flower that you’ve just completed. Then quickly place the pearl embellishment on top of the hot glue before it dries.
Now just hot glue the back of your little felt flower to the loop on your elastic headband.
The end! So easy, right?! And you can make them in a number of different colors. You could even alternate the colors of the petals for a multicolor look. So fun!
Thanks for joining us for this awesome tutorial today. We’d love for you to come back and checkout some of the other great tutorials at Always Under Pay!
Also, check our Facebook page later this week for a chance to win this sweet thing.
I think our baby crib shoes are super cute without any added details. However, I am a crafter, and I’m always getting the urge to jazz things up a bit, you know? Make something mine so to speak. So today I thought I would show you how to jazz those shoes up a bit!
Crib Shoes of your choice (I chose red/white dot for this tutorial)
Using your glue gun, squeeze a small dab of hot glue onto one of your felt circles, then quickly and carefully stick it to the center back of one of your shabby flowers. (Be careful not to burn your fingers.)
Now squeeze a small dab of hot glue onto your center embellishment and then stick it into the center front of your shabby flower. Don’t try putting the glue onto the flower. It will cause issues with the flowers sticking to itself and make a mess.
Next, place a bit of hot glue on the back of the felt circle that you glued onto the back of your flower. Then, stick the flower assembly to the shoe like so.
Isn’t that so super cute? And easy? Don’t you just want to make more? I did! So, I made a few more. I did these all in 0-3 mos size, but we do carry the crib shoes in sizes from 0-12 months. Aren’t they cute?
I don’t know about you, but around here we usually have a summer reading list for our kids to complete during summer break. Even if you don’t, reading is a great thing for kids to do during the summer. Especially when they’re complaining that they are bored or it’s too hot to go outside. Reading keeps kid’s minds active and helps them retain all that information they worked hard to learn over the school year.
What better way to encourage a young reader than with a sweet little bookmark like this? It’s fun to use, and super easy to make! We’re going to show you how to do just that today.