Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Baby Flapper Headband DIY

Babies are cute.  Babies in headbands, super cute.  Babies in feathery headbands, I can barely even talk about it.  Here's a quick project to jazz up the heads of any babies in your life.

Start with some elastic (I chose ruffle elastic), feathers, and felt.  Measure your babies head and cut that much elastic.  My two-month old has about a 16" head if that helps.

Now start on your jazzy accent.  I created mine by hot-gluing feathers to felt.  I started with a heart shape but wasn't happy with it.  I then switched to felt circles.

This wasn't quite enough so I added a button.  I then added a circle of hot glue and covered it with glitter.  I had no idea if this would work but it created a cool dimensional effect.

Finally, I sewed my felt piece onto the two ends of elastic, securing them together. The last step is to find a cute baby to model it.  Probably it will fall off as soon as you set your baby down and she starts wiggling, but cute while it lasts.


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    1. Thanks. Really she'd look cute in a paper bag but mommy likes feathers.

  2. You changed blogs & I couldn't find you...look at Twitter, duh! T You baby is daring, congrats a little late. We miss you on Iron Craft.

    1. Thanks Kat. I haven't been very diligent in making sure that everyone can find my blog; just getting it going has been tough enough! I'm finally starting to get into a rhythm of balancing baby with life so hopefully I can join back up with Iron Craft soon.


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