Flower Headband Tutorial

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Next, lets make something new. Something easy and cute. Something for the little girl in your life (or if you've got flare, for yourself).


Yay, headbands! It's a nice, quick project with minimal sewing for all of you non-sewers.

First, gather your supplies.

Next, deconstruct your silk flowers. They should come apart easily. Start by taking off the stem, and separate the layers of petals. I organized mine by size, because I am obsessive.

A nice full flower for your headband will require the petals from two or three (or get crazy and use four) silk flowers. I combined my flowers into blossoms with a single petal color.

Start hand sewing the petals to your headband, one at a time. I recommend placing the flower off to the side a bit, because flowers directly on top of your head will look silly. All you need is two little stitches through the petal and headband.

Continue adding petals to your blossom. I used about three petals of each size before moving on to the next smallest petal. Two stitches per layer does the trick (but make sure your stitches go all the way back through the headband).

For the last petal, you want to bunch it up a bit so it doesn't lay quite flat. I folded the petal in half, put a stitch through, folded it in half the other direction, and stitched through again. It turns the petal into a little bud. Attach the bud to the center of your blossom.

It will look like this:

If you saved the plastic stamen from your silk flower and want to add it to your headband, now is the time. Place a dot of hot glue in the center of your flower bud, and attach the plastic stamen. Like so:


That's it! Repeat, repeat. I made one for each of my adorable nieces.


aww ... cute!

p.s. this also works great on ponytail holders! :)

49 comments:

kate the great said...

Those headbands are adorable. I would make one for myself, but I don't know if I'm that gutsy. So I'll make them for my nieces. So are you related to the Green's in Arkansas? Because I am in their ward and if so that makes this a really small world.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

These are so cute - my daughter would love them. And the stretchy headband ensures that it stays put! yeah!

Jill said...

kate - such a small world! I'm at a family reunion with them right now. :)

BrownFamilyBlog said...

Alyssa Green gave me your blog address and I just love all the ideas you. Thanks.Jeanine

Lyric said...

I have been wanting to learn how to do this, so thank you SO much!

The Harris Family said...

HOw cute and you make it look so easy. I can't wait to make some for my daughters.

followthisumbrella said...

My two-year-old climbed up into my lap while I was reading this and said, "Oooh look - flowers!" I guess I know what my next project for her is going to be. Thanks!

Chrissy said...

Those are just as cute as can be, Jill! I'll be linking!

momof3under6 said...

super duper cute! My 6 year old will love them! She loves head bands, but I hate them because they never stay put! The elastic ones might do the trick!

Rose said...

Very cute!

Eva said...

that is soo super cute! I have to try that out sometime

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Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

These are gorgeous and so beautiful for summer! Thanks so much for the how-to, I'll be linking.

Dana said...

It is so hard to find cute silk flowers. I love your flowers. Where did you find them?

Jill said...

These silk flowers are from Michael's. They came in a little pre-made bouquet.

Dana said...

Great, thank you! I will head to Michael's tomorrow!

welovetucker said...

thank you for all your posts, I love absoutley everything you make. I cannot wait to start sewing! Thnak you for being an inspiration

Jancey said...

so cute. thank you for sharing!

baby bows said...

I love those flower headbands. Thanks for sharing your talent. Nice tutorial! I'm looking forward for more tutorial. Thanks in advance. :)

Jenny said...

Love it!! Where did you get the headbands?

Jill said...

I got the headbands at the grocery store - these are Goodie brand.

billybojenny said...

I made these for my daughters birthday party. They were a big hit... and guess what? I'm sporting one today! I feel so romantic with a flower in my hair. ;)

The Toutai Family said...

I loved this tutorial! I have made 3 already for my 2 year old daughter and they are ADORABLE!! She loves them. I got my flowers from the Dollar Store. =) I love you blog! Thanks for the fun Tutorials...I love them!

From the Craft-Challenged,
Melanie

Deb said...

Thanks for the cute idea! I have two little girls and two nieces who will probably be receiving some soon (lol).

Geek+Nerd said...

I love this. It's simple and adorable, how could you go wrong?!

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

Very cute! I have one daughter and four nieces, so I'm always looking for fun hair doodads. I liked to this on my weekly roundup (can be found here) Thanks!

Cheryl said...

Thank you, thank you! I'm expecting my first little girl in a few weeks and have been looking for something like this to make. Will be running out to get the supplies today!

:)

Kayla said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial! I just made one for my daughter. It was so much fun to make...I plan on making several more! I didn't realize how terrible I am with a hot glue gun! I haven't used one in years and it was quite obvious if anyone was watching!

Janice said...

I love the ones at the store, but not a big fan on the plastic head bands. Haven't came across one on elastic, but I now know what I'll be making tomorrow. Plus, this is EXACTLY what I needed for the last piece to my birthday outfit! :)

Philippine flowers said...

Interesting! I enjoyed reading your post. It makes a lot of sense. I will try to make something like that this weekend. Thanks for guiding me through this. Rarely do I find good entries that would walk me through.

-fern-

buy r4i said...

Great! Beautiful flower band. I would like to make it for me. Thanks for its tutorial.
Adorable post! Keep posting!

A Load Of Craft said...

I just linked this post on my craft blog aloadofcraft.blogspot.com - thanks for the tute!

Lily Bermea said...

Hola Jill, me encanto tu tutorial y lo he posteado en mi blog. http://inspiradapor.blogspot.com

Lily B

sharleen flowers2world.com said...

Adorable post!
I would like to make it for me.
i love to see you here..

Sohana Malik said...

Really love this blog..
keep up the good work..

von Hand zu Hand said...

they're so adorable!
i love these summer-hippie-flowers.

i'm linking. i hope you'll agree.

thanks for the tutorial.

doro.

Katy at Minnesota Attorney said...

I love this idea! I love the center of the flower as well on the headbands! I think I might try buttons too! Thanks.

Gifts to Philippines said...

I love this idea!
but it's doddle:-)
because i've made it..
& its look so gorgeous in hairs..

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Canada flower shops said...

Thanks for the cute idea!
i have my two little sis.. i'll try to make it for them..:-)

Dr. D said...

Thank you, Jill. This post was EXACTLY what I was looking for. I had bought some headbands and some flowers from the craft shop, but I had no idea how to put the two together to make the headbands I wanted. After finding your blog I made the headband right away. It was quick and easy (which says a lot since I'm not very "crafty".) I'm going to post a picture of it on my blog soon. Thank again ... and please can keep those quick and easy hair accessory tutorials coming? :-)

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

Love this headband {and your blog}--so crafty!
Would love for you to link up to my Headband Link party over at Little Miss Momma! Here's the link:
http://littlemissmomma.blogspot.com/2010/09/headband-week-link-party-and-surprise.html

btw: lyndsi stock is my awesome sis-in-law

Car Care Tips said...

I love homemade art, giving me a chance to spend some bonding time with my kids; they are such fun to watch. All I can say is that I am an avid fan of your blog, and I am always looking forward to more creative art from you. Keep up the good work!

Mina@ silk flower arrangements said...

Those headbands are sooo cute. You're so creative. I love the colors of the silk flowers. Thanks for sharing the step by step tutorial.

~Mina

hstorer said...

thanks very much for the tips - just finished up 2 for my nieces pointcettia headbands - they came out very cute!

hyura said...

Hello,

where did you buy the elastic hair bands ?

Thanks,

Caroline

homemade by jill said...

The hairbands were purchased at the grocery store - they are Goodie brand. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi again,

I was also wondering where you bought the artificial flowers because, unlike most, they are pretty.

Thanks

Caroline

homemade by jill said...

Hi Caroline,

I bought the artificial flowers at Michael's.

shamraiz said...

How did you create such kind of flowers because i know that are artificial bust they looks very real I wanna Send Flowers Pakistan because i know there is no other way to save our money.