DIY {felt flower headband}

A friend called the other day and asked what I was up to. I said, “You’ll laugh when I tell you….I am making a hair bow.” Yep, never thought I would be saying that! I have a favorite felt headband from etsy seller Lou & Lee, well their shop was closed for a while and I thought I’d try to make something similar to attach to some of my daughter’s dresses. First let me say Lou & Lee’s are incredible, I would like one of each one in their store. They are works of art! Anyway,  I ordered a small packet of pre-cut felt flower pieces from Kutz (another etsy seller). The pieces came in lots of different colors and shapes. As I began playing with them I thought it would be funny to make a felt flower bow for a friend of mine who is expecting her first daughter. She is from a different area of the country and apparently in that area hairbows on babies are somewhat odd. So to give her a hard time, I thought I’d make one and send her way. Well, it turned out so cute and since I know she wouldn’t actually like it I decided to keep it. 🙂

Here’s a little tutorial on how I made mine:

Step 1: I played with lots of combinations of colors and lace, tulle until I found what I liked.1009bow-01

Step 2: After picking the colors I wanted I hand sewed the felt together, using small beads for the centers. I also cut some tulle and tied a knot around it to gather it.1009bow-02

Step 3: I cut a round piece of felt to act as my base, then hot glued the tulle to it.

Step 4: Apply hot glue to the flowers

Step 5: Glue all flowers down in layers on top of tulle1009bow-03

Step 6: Apply glue to hair pin (I already had one that was covered in a small ribbon on one side)

Step 7: Glue hair pen to felt base1009bow-04

I pinned my flowers on a headband I already had (thanks Lisa!). It can also be pinned on a hat or clothes. Next time I’ll make my base smaler so you can’t see it.1009bow-05

Hello cuteness!1009bow-06

**Please note that obviously this would not be safe for a child that could pull the flowers off and put it in her mouth. It would be a choking hazard…

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  • amanda torres - Hello cuteness is right! She is so precious. So are the hairbows like dirt clods now, or just adorable hair accessories?

  • AshleyAnn - Amanda you crack me up. No the hairbows are not a daily occurrence like dirt clods. Maybe one day, but I’ll have to work myself up to that. Right now it is more of a once a week thing…still easing myself into this girl world stuff!

  • Shannon Phillips - SOOOOO CUTE! That is so weird, I just bought a bunch of felt at the craft store to make these for gifts. Yours are way cuter than mine probably will be. 😉

  • Jeannette Swan - It couldn’t be cuter or modeled by a more adorable baby!

  • Ang - Hmmmm . . . I can’t help but wonder . . . it’s hard not to love those bows (or clips!) when such a precious model is showing them off. If all little girls will look that cute wearing one, I’m sold!

  • Emily Lusk - Oh my gosh that is so cute!! I just love it!! It makes me want to go to Hobby Lobby and make one right now! Or did you say you are going to sell some?!?! Hahah! Very cute thanks for the idea!

  • Lisa - She is so beautiful!! You did an amazing job on the felt flowers! I have tried my hand at felt and it’s always a fail. Hmmm, I think you need to go into business 🙂 You are fab!!

  • Christian T - I just ordered a headband for myself from Lou & Lee! I love them… Yours looks great also! 🙂

  • Amber Lee - oooh. it turned out so beautiful!!

  • christina larsen - So cute.

  • Catherine - This turned out so beautifully!! I will be keeping these pictures for inspiration for sure. I will have to check out those gorgeous felt cutout flowers. Much easier (and better looking) than trying to cut them out yourself.

  • bopha - that turned out so cute, madden’s hair is awfully tempting, kidding, totally kidding….maybe

  • meg duerksen - i love it!

  • Liz - Ashley, I LOVE that! I wanna make some for my little one now! 🙂

  • Meagan - That’s so weird…I’ve started trying to make them too! I made a felt one a couple of weeks ago to match my daughter’s dress for some church pictures and, in fact, I’m making one right now (as I type) for some family pictures we’re having made tomorrow! I’ve been gathering info on how to make the cute little fabric rosettes and thought I would take a break and check out your blog…

  • Samantha - I love it! The funny thing is, I just crocheted and attached a felt flower to a hat for Ellie’s announcment pictures after seeing the headband you had for Breese! Having a girl to “decorate” is so much fun! 😉

  • Carrie Sowell - You amaze me! She is very cute in her new super cute and super trendy bow!

  • pamela - once again!! and i honestly don’t know how you do it… i’m looking around my house and all i can think is what a disaster! i only have one child and i feel like i get nothing done, nor have any time to be creative : ( i think it’s just been one of those weeks. i always come to your site for a little pick me up though!

  • patti - absolutely adorable. just love it! well done!

  • Mara - Thank you so much for your great DYI tutorial. We tried it out and came up with a cute headband for my daughter. Did you use precut felt flowers?

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  • Jodi - I just wanted to say thanks so much for an absolutely fabulous tutorial! Your pictures are worth a thousand words! I love your blog and love your photography. Thanks for all the inspirations!

  • Meg - What a beautiful baby!

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  • Cassandra - I LOVE this!!! You are a very creative woman and great photographer! Wish I lived closer to take your class!!

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