Felt Flower Headband with Template

 

Normally when I’m dressing my 8 month old little girl for church, I dress her comfortably in something that will be easy for the church nursery volunteers to deal with…but of course, Easter Sunday is different!  We had several adorable dresses to choose from (that were gifts), and I ended up not deciding on what dress she’d be wearing until Saturday night!

 

I don’t usually put anything on her head besides a winter hat, so we didn’t have ANY headbands or barrettes that I could use to go with the dress.  But I really wanted SOMETHING for her to wear with her beautiful dress…and I had seen super cute felt flowers many times before Pinterest…so after my little girl went to bed, I scrounged up some felt, searched Pinterest for some inspiration, and decided to give them a go.

 

Felt Flower Headband | unOriginalMom.com

 

 

I had tried making these kinds of flowers before when I was attempting my yarn wreath before I gave up on the felt flowers – I was using this tutorial from Love of Family and Home, but I don’t do well when free handing pretty much anything, so the instruction to cut a spiral with “wavy edges” was easier said than done.  My wavy spiral didn’t look anything like the spiral in the pictures, and my flowers ended up looking…well, kind of special.  And not in a good way.

 

So for my second attempt at some felt rosettes, I was looking for a template instead of just randomly cutting wavy spirals…and I came across this PDF template.  (Unfortunately, I think the blog that originally created the template is no longer in existence, but I originally found the pdf linked from here.)  It proved to be exactly what I needed!

 

I took the template, traced it onto three separate pieces of felt, and cut them out.  I made them all the same size, but you could easily resize the PDF template to make different sizes if you want.  Starting from the outside of the spiral, I wrapped it up very tightly, using hot glue along the way, to make my flower.  I glued the flowers onto a smaller piece of felt, and glued that onto the headband (with another piece of felt on the opposite side of the headband so the glue didn’t go through.) Then, for a little something extra, I added a plastic pearl bead to the middle of the flowers.  (Sorry I don’t have step-by-step pictures of this…I wasn’t really expecting it to actually turn out!)

 

Felt Flower Headband | unOriginalMom.com

 

 

All in all, this whole project probably took me about 45 minutes, and it was the absolute perfect addition to my baby girl’s first Easter outfit!

 

 

Felt Flower Headband | unOriginalMom.com

 

I’m sure I will be making these flowers again to work into all kinds of other projects!

 

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48 Responses to Felt Flower Headband with Template

  1. Amber says:

    Love Love Love!!!! I think I may try to make some photography props from this!!

  2. Christine says:

    This is so cute Meridith! Great job!

  3. Margaret says:

    this is the cutest thing!!!

  4. Darling! I love this how sweet this is -it’s a perfect and soft headband for your little girl. I’ll be pinning!

  5. Simplee Sue says:

    This is absolutely beautiful. My granddaughter is bald and I think babies that are bald, look so cute with the headbands with big flower. Thank you for sharing.
    We may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.
    http://simpleesue.com/try-one-new-recipe-a-week-bed-and-breakfast-cherry-crumb-coffee-cake/

  6. Jill says:

    This turned out great! Those flowers are really cute – and so’s your little girl!

  7. What a cute Pumpkin you have! The flowers are adorable! Thanks for sharing on Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!!!

  8. Katie Adams says:

    I love the headband! You did a fabulous job! And your little girl is so stinkin cute to boot! I would love for you to share this on my weekly link party Blog Stalking Thursday. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Liz Fourez says:

    That headband is adorable, and your little girl is SUCH a cutie! You did a wonderful job! Thanks so much for partying with us at Time to Sparkle Tuesday : )

    xoxo Liz

  10. Lauren says:

    Very cute! Your little model is so stinkin’ cute, too!

    I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!

  11. Emily says:

    This is such a pretty headband. Your little girl is the sweetest! I love her expression in the last picture. :)

    We’d love for you to share this with our link party, Much Ado About Monday, if you have a chance. :)
    http://www.huckleberrylove.com/2013/04/much-ado-about-monday-no-4.html

    ~Emily
    http://www.huckleberrylove.com

  12. Lindsay says:

    Very cute! I just need to figure out how to get mine to keep them on her head! :)

  13. Julie says:

    LOVE THIS! I have shared with a friend that is preggers with her first girl! Thank you for sharing!

  14. emily says:

    oooo cute!!! The headband and the baby are adorable!!! :o) Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations.

  15. Bethany says:

    So cute! Adorable baby, too :)

  16. SK says:

    This headband is adorable! I love making them for the little ones in my life, but I usually use a different flower pattern, I will have to try out the one you used because it turned out super cute :)

  17. Danielle says:

    So cute! I’ve made felt flowers like that – so easy and fun! Thanks for linking up at the Pinterest Power Party – hope you’ll visit again!

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

    • Meredith says:

      Thanks Danielle! Super easy, and with a template, much easier (and better final product) for creatively impaired like me!

  18. Those flowers are so sweet, the colors so sweet and soft soft, and the face…. Oh my! that is the sweetest of all!

    I bet you kiss those sweet cheeks all day long!

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  19. Anne says:

    Lovely. I am fond of felt flowers and the endless possibilities. Adding it to my list of things-to-make-into-hair-pretties-for-my-daughter-or-myslef (aka, I pinned it).
    Thanks for sharing!
    Anne @ circusberry.wordpress.com

    • Meredith says:

      Thanks Anne! There really are endless possibilities with these flowers, they are so easy to whip up a few and you can add them to anything!

  20. Jodi says:

    This headband is adorable. My new niece is wearing headband all the time, and it makes me wish I had made some for my own daughters. She is absolutely adorable too!

  21. What a cute idea, I’m expecting my second and if I have a girl will definitely give this a go. http://craftwithcartwright.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Meredith says:

      Congratulations! I’m sure little boys are fun too, but I adore having a girl…and I’ll admit partly because I get to dress her up in pretty things like this :-)

  22. EMily says:

    Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations.com This project is being featured {right now!} at my Cute Crafts for the Weekend post…. come check it out.
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/04/cutecrafts.html
    oh and I would be THRILLED if you would put my featured button on this post or mention the feature in a text link… {hugs!} see you next week for a new party.

  23. Awww – so cute – what a lovely model :)

    Great project! Wish my daughter would leave stuff in her hair – but she always pulls it out lol. Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends!

  24. Darling headband and even more darling baby! You did a great job with those roses. Headbands have been on my to do list for a very long time (my daughter is 3 & 1/2!). After seeing this one, I think it’s moving to the top of the list!

    • Meredith says:

      Thanks Jessica! It is so easy and quick, especially with the template. I’m sure it will be precious on your little girl!!

  25. Marie says:

    Wow, for one I love this headband! So adorable…and that little girl is just precious! Thanks so much for linking up at Crafty Tuesday. :)

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  29. Wow……..Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!Thanks for sharing such a beautiful hairband.
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  30. micupoftea says:

    LOVE< love, love…I used to make headbands like this when my baby was was that age….now she is 20! Adorable :)

  31. Jamie says:

    This is adorable! I love it and your blog ;) Newest follower.
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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