Friday, August 13, 2010

Felt Flower Headband Tutorial






Supplies/links:
  • elastic ribbon (click on this link and in the search box on the top right of the screen, type "foldover elastic". All of the choices will pop up) or interchangeable headbands (you could buy these already made, in the size you want)
  • felt





Make your flower:





*My friend Brooke, makes these too, and she adds a fifth petal at the very end in the middle. After she told me about it, I tried it and really liked it. Some of mine in the pictures have 4 petals, and some have 5. If you want to add a fifth, put a dot of glue in the very center of your fifth petal and twist the felt underneath. Hold until the glue cools. Then glue it in center of your flower.


Make your Headband:
Approximate sizes to make your headbands:

Newborn-3 months: 12 1/2 inches
3 months+: 14 inches






68 comments:

  1. Lizzie- this is great! I think that a lot of people are gonna be making these this weekend! So simple and SO CUTE! And Elle is just the most precious model ever. I love the pics- so pretty. And I love these headbands! Love you!

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  2. Yay, thanks Liz!! Perfect timing, I have a few friends having girl babies soon.

    One more question...where do you find all the different colors of elastic ribbon?

    They are so cute, thanks for posting the instructions!!!

    Cute model too!

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  3. Super cute! Thanks for sharing. Elle is so pretty. Can't wait to try on my little Claire!

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  4. Wow, that's pretty simple. They are so cute.

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  5. I just bought some of these at the county fair today. I had no idea how easy they were to make! I might try it. Thanks for the info. They look so cute.

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  6. yay! I am so excited to make some. just in time too, since our baby girl was born yesterday!

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  7. oh my gosh lizzie- I love all of them. I want to make one for myself- ha. I wonder if I could make one that is mroe adultish. I don't know if I jjust don't remember your other babies, or if Elle is just so fresh and new, but I feel like Elle is your cutest baby, but I thought that with Kate too. She is just so gorgeous and perfect. I want to eat her. that sounds so awful when you read it- but she is just so perfect- I want to squeeze adn eat her and kiss her to death.

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  8. Those are so cute! But not half as cute when they are not on Elle. These would be great for baby shower presents. I could use the flowers for my pins. :)

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  9. Okay, this post intimidates the crap out of me. Not the project but the pictures, the tutorial, the beauty of it all. It felt like I was reading a professional website, like Martha Stewart! Your photos are just so stunning! I'm so excited to see you. So excited. Love you.

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  10. Okay, now I can make the headband. Any thoughts on how to get the baby in the picture?

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  11. Oh my gosh, I think I was as intrigued by your pics as I was the gorgeous flowers. Thanks!! That was great! And yes the model is pretty cute too! :-) love you!

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  12. Those are so cute. Thanks for the instructions. You crack me up. You are so talented. Elle is so cute. I love her little ears.

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  13. it says on my thing that you have a post called "Tanner's art work" but then I click on your page adn nothing shows up

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  14. Wherever did you get the time to do that??? Wow, you obviously don't pass out in bed during nap time. I love the bows and the cute pics of Elle!

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  15. So cute lizzie...thanks for the tutorial you creative diva, you. how's life...heard you might be moving? again? update me!

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  16. These are sooo cute! I miss you so much everyday!

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  17. I can't wait to try these. Thank you for sharing the tutorial. Can we purchase the elastic anywhere here? So excited. Thank you! Your kids are adorable!!!!!

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  18. WOw it is great! thank you so so so much for sharing the beautiful tutorial xoxoxo

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  19. Lizzie, I came across your blog after linking to it from other blogs. Your family is adorable and you wear motherhood well. Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial on the headbands. I just made my first one for our daughter!

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  20. Just love love love this, and linked it to my linking party a few days ago. Hope that's okay and would love to see you at my international linking party, every week, opening on Sunday at www.creativejewishmom.com
    always great contributors and tons of inspiration from the featured projects. Would love to see you there!

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  21. this is great! where do you find the ribbon?

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  22. O seu tutorial é tão completo. Obrigada

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  23. I just wanted to let you know I included this in my 2011 Ultimate DIY Gift Guide (101 tutorials/recipes)! :) http://danimariedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/10/2011-ultimate-diy-gift-guide.html

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  24. Thanking you once again for the link to the elastic ribbons... if it weren't for that, I would never have gotten to see the marvelous blog ..... love your pictures and the stories of your kids crack me up (and touch my heart).... since I don't know how else to reach you, please convo me at www.marynotmartha.etsy.com so I can pass along something I think you would like...

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  25. Wondering if you have ever tried a flower punch and if that worked?

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  26. Merci le tuto est super et le rendu également !

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  27. Hope you reply where do I get a pattern for the flower? What size? Where do I start? I want the huge one on the baby. It's so cute! Thanks!

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  28. Where to you find that elastic ribbon?

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  29. Hello!, love your pictures!!!!!!...youre amazing,I cant wait to make them for my little girl!! :) just one question..in the big flower, did you use 6 petals instead of 4 right?...

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  30. My baby girl is due in just four weeks, and now I have one more thing I need to do before she arrives! Great idea and thanks for posting!! :)

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  31. Thank you for the great tutorial (and elastic idea!) I linked to you from

    http://www.bluebirdandtheboy.blogspot.com/2011/12/felt-flower-headbands.html

    Thank you again!

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  32. Thany you for the tutorial. Its very easy to make. Have a nice crafting :)

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  33. Thanks for the tutorial!!!! I love how mine turned out!!!

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  34. Such a great information and I've been looking for this..

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  35. i was looking for a fun craft for my daughter and friend to do together this afternoon - this is PERFECT! thanks for sharing!

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  36. Where did you buy the strechy ribbon?

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  37. I agree where did you get the elastic ribbon?

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  38. I appreciate the write and the real insight of the writer on the subject. well done

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  39. This is a beautiful tutorial!

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  40. Thank you. This is great. For little time mom, I just made my little girl a purple flower to attach to her straw hat!

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  41. wow.. this is what i am searching for.. nice post, i need something like this :D

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  42. Hey!

    Do you have a printout of the flower shape you traced?
    ]Just wondering how wide it should be, etc.

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  43. http://home.earthlink.net/~kolleenk/flower_pattern.pdf <--- Thats the pattern for the flower! :)

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  44. These are absolutely ADORABLE! I can't wait to try them for my girls! I did lace rose headbands for my girls last easter (http://www.livinginlilliput.com/2012/03/lace-rose-tutorial.html) and loved them - but now I'm so excited to find a new style. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  45. Love this!!! Thanks for sharing this tutorial. One question, what is the size of the smallest flower pattern?

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  46. I am SOOO happy I found this tutorial!! Thank you for sharing :)

    -- Fotini { http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com }

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  47. Just wanted to let you know I mentioned your tutorial in my latest post! I gave these darling headbands a try :)

    http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com/2012/08/darling-felt-headbands.html

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  49. LOVE these!! I'm totally making some for my 9 month old. Thanks for sharing your talent!

    Jen The Birthing Lady

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  50. thanks! love your tutorial...already making flowers!!

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  51. Just finished making my first headband and it turned out great! Thanks for the tutorial!

    createdbysk.blogspot.com

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  52. Where do you find the elastic ribbon?? someone please e-mail me at cabostik@hotmail.com Thank you!

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  53. Thanks for sharing the methods to make such a beautiful flowers.

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  54. Hi I love your Headbands. Will try it. Thanks for the inspiration. I have pin it to my board.
    http://pinterest.com/aniwasabi/#

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  55. THANKS FOR THE TUTE AND THE LINK TO MARYNOTMARTHA. WHAT A SITE!!!

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  56. grazie! sono veramente deliziosi!
    thanks a lot for the tutorial these are really cute!
    mamau

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  57. What I would really like to see is the exact measurements for the elastic, instead of “desired length”.

    Beautiful photography!

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  58. Is there any way you can tell me the size of the patterns used for the larger one

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  59. Hello Thank you for your post, I'm so excited to try to make these for my new baby girl coming. I am wondering the same as NicoleG. can you please let us know what pattern did you use to make the bigger flowers and where did you find the flower pattern? Thank you

    Toni M.

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  60. this help me for making my first hairband

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