Sunday, September 9, 2012

Flower Headbands for my Baby Girl

Hello Lovelies,

Thank you for stopping by and visiting. I have been working hard on getting things ready for the arrival of our baby girl. In 5 more days I will be 37 weeks which is considered full term by most standards! This past week has been difficult, I am very uncomfortable all the time and go on bed rest once I get home from work each day. Whenever I try to get some things done I start getting Braxton Hicks contractions and need to lay down for a bit.

Anyways, I have been eyeing up some flower headbands on Etsy to get for my little pumpkin and was having a hard time deciding on which person to purchase from and which ones I wanted. I was mostly concerned with colors matching because some of the flower head bands are very specific colors and would need to be worn with just the right outfit. I finally decided I could make some of my own. You know, Pinterest inspired I guess?

It turns out they can be quite easy to make! I started off with this pink one:

Baby Flower Headband in Pink
I purchased the elastic ribbon at Michaels when it was 50% off a couple of weeks ago as well as the flower piece. These were located near the jewelry section. I used a hot gluegun to put it together and some white felt to use as backing where it will touch the baby's head. I made it in new born size (about 13 inches around) and figured I can always ripped it where I glued it and make it longer when she grows. This light pink blossom is so big I had to put the band to the side to be able to show it in the photo.

Second one: Blue Blossom
Baby Flower Headband Blue - Made by Me!
This one has a lacier elastic ribbon also made for new born (I made them all for new born so I can take lots of photos of her when she is first born with the headbands on). Same thing for this one, hot glue gun and white felt backing.

Next two smaller blossoms in pink:
Baby Headband - Three Roses pink and fushia

Baby Headband - Cluster of Roses in Pinks
I am very happy with the way they turned out and plan to make many more. The four of these were made with materials purchased from Michaels Craft Store for a total of $10.43 - I still have elastic left to make more. Each item was 50% regular price on sale, and I had a coupon for an additional 20% regular price and sale. I think each flower was $3.99 regular price and the three roses were sold together for $3.99 or so as well as the cluster of four roses.

The four baby handbands I made all materials from Michaels
I heard from many mommys that some of the ones they purchased from Etsy were too tight on the baby's head, so I feel much more comfortable using ones that I made to ensure they are a perfect fit. I just may need to bring my hot gluegun to the hospital with me so I can make sure we have a custom fit for her first photos. I think I may slip it into my hospital bag tonight :)
I hope you had a lovely weekend and look forward to the week ahead.

xoxo Susan


  1. You must be getting so excited!!!!! The head bands are too cute. Can not wait to see a picture of your beautiful girl with one on. Rest, feet up and crochet!