Guess what?? It is NOT too late to make some Halloween bling! It’s true!! Last week I had a friend commission me to make five different Halloween headbands for her to give as gifts, and I sat down with my stash and my glue gun and pounded these suckers out in no time flat! And you can too!!
I do realize that chances are that you don’t have a stash like mine….unless you have serious problems, that is. 😉 However, you can grab a few items at a local craft supply shop or make rolled flowers from fabric that you already own. For a tutorial on rolling flowers or using feathers you should check out my Flowers & Feathers Headband Tutorial from last year.
If you are lucky enough to live in the Denver, Colorado area you can pop in to my go-to supplier for such goodies: Fleuriste Supplies! The brick-and-mortar store location is in Centennial, Colorado, and they also have an online shop. Be sure to check out the Halloween and Christmas sections of their online shop. I could go nuts in that place….and, CLEARLY, I have!!
Mmmmm…..just LOOK at those Halloween goodies! (And one random pink resin bow….okey dokey.) So, here is what you may want to gather up to make your own Halloween headbands in a hurry:
* fold-over elastic
* a rule or soft measuring tape
* hot glue gun and glue sticks
* fabric flowers
* felt stickers
Obviously, you won’t need ALL of those things. They are just fun options. You WILL need the hot glue gun, though. Hot glue guns are the bomb!
Start by measuring your child’s head and cutting the elastic. I usually cut two inches off of the head measurement. If you don’t have a child’s head on hand you can use standard measurements. From what I have seen on Etsy, standard headband sizes are as follows:
0-3 Months: 14″
3-6 Months: 15″
6 Months – 3 Years: 16″
4 Years- Teens: 17″
Once you have cut your elastic use the hot glue to attach it. TRULY! I used to sew them up, but the good folks at Fleuriste clued me in to the fact that sewing isn’t necessary. Especially if you wrap a small loop of elastic around the closed end, which I do because I am paranoid. That is optional. See the process below.
Now start glueing on the goodies!! Really, that’s it!! If you are using a TON of stuff you may want to stabilize them on felt prior to attaching them to the elastic. You can see how to do this with felt on my tutorial for my Vintage Flair Rolled Flower Headband. With these Halloween headbands I started by gluing on the flowers, and then I added the rhinestones, buttons, and other embellishments on top. Just don’t burn yourself! A low temp glue gun is obviously safer. I am impatient and use a hot one, but I burned myself pretty badly glueing on a tiny rhinestone, so please be careful, and understand that you are using a hot glue gun at your own risk!
What do you think?? I was so sad that I hadn’t made one to keep for The Little Princess, so I am going to have to pull out my supplies and make one more I think. Because, clearly, she was quite taken with them…..
If you loved this Halloween post then you may also enjoy these posts:
Halloween Kid Craft Party
Halloween Firecracker Hair Bows
Don’t forget to also follow along on my Pinterest Halloween board for Halloween inspiration from all over the web!