Today I am bring you…..wait for it…..wait for it…..A BABY HEADBAND TUTORIAL! Shocking, I know. Try to recover.
I am so amusing to myself. 😉
Anyway, I am bringing you a baby headband tutorial, but it is a headband that is very special. Do you want to know why? Because I made it for my very first niece!! My kids only have one male cousin on my side of the family, and their new female baby cousin is the first cousin of my husband’s side of the family. So this niece is a very big deal indeed!
Naturally, when I found out a niece was on the way I knew that I wanted to make her a lovely headband for her baby blessing (our church’s ceremony in lieu of a baby baptism or christening), and then I had the idea to make her a matching tiny bracelet as well. I had made her mother, my sister-in-law, wedding jewelry when she got married, and I still had crystals and pearls leftover from that jewelry. I decided to use those supplies to make a tiny bracelet to go with the headband. You can find the bracelet tutorial posted today on Sweet C’s Designs.
Now let’s talk baby headbands! I usually make my headband flowers from scratch, but I saw these delicate, perfectly wrapped flowers at a local shop for a great price, so I decided to just grab them. You can find them on Etsy I’m sure, or you can make your own using a tutorial like this one.
Here are the supplies that you will need to make this headband (all available on Etsy):
* white fold-over elastic (about 13 inches for a newborn)
* three white rolled rosettes
* a small amount of white French netting
* a small piece of white felt
* needle and thread
* a hot glue gun (low heat is best to prevent burns)
Cut your fold-over elastic to the ideal length (about 13 inches for a newborn) and sew it together. You can use a machine or hand-stiching. Now hot glue the flowers to the elastic. Be sure to cover the overlap in the elastic with one of the flowers.
Time to add the French netting. Start by gluing some along the bottom of the elastic.
Now carefully wrap the netting around the flowers.
Lastly, glue down the netting and trim.
Cut a strip of white felt and glue it on top of the netting/elastic to prevent baby’s head from getting irritated.
So sweet, and SO simple!!!
Isn’t my niece sweet modeling her accessories? Be sure to check out the bracelet tutorial here.