Sunday, April 24, 2011

5 Minute Headbands

I haven't been crafty in a looong time. I finally got a prescription for my nausea and we are best friends!! I'm mad I didn't ask for it sooner. I feel like a "normal" person again. You know...someone who can actually look at food and not want to puke:)

So, when I do craft these days, I like easy crafts. Who doesn't, right? So, when it came time for our 5th (and final) birthday party in April (we celebrate 9 birthdays and anniversaries total)...I wanted something fun, cute, and quick:)

We went to a birthday for a 4 year old who likes headbands ("because all the princesses wear headbands" duh.) so some matching headbands for a cute outfit sounded perfect.

I found this pack of three headbands at Family Dollar for $.60. They were already wrapped in satin and ready to embellish.

I got 1/8 a yard of pretty and lightweight fabric at Joann. The white/polka dot fabric was in the bridal section and the floral fabric was part of a new collection.

I started by cutting 6 circles out of the material. Each was about 3-4" in diameter.

I folded the circle in half:

Then folded 1/3 of the half circle in towards the center:

Then finally folded the other 1/3 of the half circle in towards the center (but facing the backside):

(If you are using something heavier than tulle or mesh, put a dab of hot glue at each fold)

Starting at about the middle top of the headband, I glued my fabric pieces down. The material was kind of like a I didn't have to glue at all in the steps above...just gluing to the headband was enough to keep all the layers together.

Next, I layered the next fabric piece about halfway down the previous one and kept going along with that pattern.

(Note: Be careful when hot gluing white, most time the hot glue turns yellow when it dries. Mine didn't show through...but if you are having a problem, use fabric glue)

You could put something fun at the bottom piece like a flower, bow, or gemstone. I liked the simplicity of just the fabric.

I made another headband in pink and they both go perfectly with a cute summer outfit for the birthday girl:)


headbands: $.60

fabric: $.80

Total: $1.40 for both headbands!

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Sugar and Dots


  1. This is such a cute headband!!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:


  2. Great Idea, I am totally trying this! It's also a good way to get rid of scraps.



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