Ever thought about buying a little girl a cute flowered headband/clip/ from a boutique, only to be shocked by the $8-10 price tag?
Well, these are easy enough to make yourself and all you need are some supplies from the dollar store, a glue gun and glue and some scissors.
If I was to only make one of these headbands, it would have cost me roughly $2, which is a fraction of the cost of one from a boutique. Use up all the supplies and make some as gifts and I was able to make 4 flowered headbands for about 50-cents a piece. These are so super easy to make.
I started with a bunch of 8 flowers. I chose the gerber daisies because they were larger and seem to be what is most popular, plus I liked the 3 colors included in this bunch. The first thing you need to do it remove the flower from the stem, then separate the pieces and trim the plastic stem so it is flush. Glue each layer to the the one on top of it so that each layer is secure. Also, glue on a section of leaves if you desire. I like adding the leaves because it adds an additional punch of color.
Next you will glue the flower to the headband. I used the unseen leaf to wrap around the headband to help secure it better.
Glue on a second flower, if desired. My daughter and I both liked the impact that 2 flowers created when it was worn.
Finally fill in any gaps between the flower and headband with some more hot glue. This will help create a stronger bond.
This is a fun craft that you can involve your daughter and make it a learning opportunity as well. I had my daughter sort the flowers into piles of separate colors and then count each. She then decided how she wanted to pair up the flowers and looked for the best coordinating headband for each one.
My daughter is such a girly girl and I love to make her clips, bows & headbands and we love to craft together, so this was right up our alley.
Another variation on this that I have done previously is to attach a single flower to an alligator clip. Or you could try attaching flower(s) to a stretchy fabric headband. One more idea to try would be to remove the center of the flower on glue in a gem, beads or sequins to give it some sparkle.
These make great gifts – in fact the other three we made are going to be part of gifts to some of her friends that have birthdays coming up soon. I hope you have fun making some of these for the special girl in your life.