Hello everyone. Today I want to share a simple craft, one that takes virtually no skill at all, just some felt and a hot glue gun.
As you can imagine, having a daughter after four boys, I am definitely leaning towards everything ruffly and girlie these days. In her first few months, I didn’t have time for much more than feeding my slow-eating babe and showering in one day’s time. However, every once in a while I would get this impetuous urge to need to create something — anything. Being as I had a very limited amount of time, usually around a couple of minutes, I found crafting little flower headbands for my daughter was a perfect fit. This is quite literally a 10 minute craft.
Please don’t hurry off if you have no little girl to craft for. These felt roses can be used for so many different things from gifts, to gift toppers, to flowers on wreathes or embellishments on a journal. Your creativity is your only limit.
For this headband you will need:
- 3-4 colors of felt
- hot glue gun and glue
- craft pearls
- soft elastic
First off, decide what size you are making the headband. If you have the ability to measure, you can measure around the head and subtract 1-2 inches for your total length of elastic needed. If you do not have your subject available, this is a general guideline. Newborn 12″, 0-6 months 13″, 6-12 months 14″, 1-3 years 15-17″, and 3-12 years 17-18″.
Cut out three circles in different colors but the same diameter. These were about 3″.
Next cut a coil all the way around. Note, that the skinnier the coil, the flatter and wider the rose. (This one makes a taller, skinnier rose.)
Start wrapping the coil around the center of the coil and glue as you go.
Continue to wrap and glue.
Keep going until you have a flower all glued in place.
If you want to, you can add faux pearls or a button in the center and glue. As a word of caution, if you are making these for babies or kids under three, these are obviously a choking hazard. (I take this headband off my baby whenever I am not holding her or photographing her.) Pull off any excess, unsightly glue.
Next cut out two small pieces of felt for your mini bouquet to be mounted on. You can kind of play with the size and shape with placing your roses on before gluing.
Cut out some leaves if you like. You can even use an untraditional color like I did. Then glue your leaves on first. Glue your first rose on.
Glue your next roses on, varying them in dimension. They don’t all need to go on flat.
Next glue your elastic on the back of the flower bouquet.
Then glue the other piece over the elastic to make a soft cushion against the head.
And you’re done. How easy was that? And how pretty!
I’m pretty smitten with this girl.
And totally crushing on the blue and blush color scheme…
Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely day! And here is a pinnable image for your use: