Easy Flowered Headband Tutorial for Kids

Using this simple headband tutorial from Family Fun Magazine, my family and I created these adorable flowered headbands*Click on Band of Blossoms Template in the May 2012 issue.  (Dad even helped, although he wouldn’t let me take a picture of him wearing one!)

Easy Flowered Headband Tutorial from OneCreativeMommy.com {Recycle old t-shirts and felt into these adorable headbands with this simple project to make with your kids!}

Easy Flowered Headband Tutorial from OneCreativeMommy.com {Recycle old t-shirts and felt into these adorable headbands with this simple project to make with your kids!}

Flowered Headband Tutorial

Directions

  1. Using fabric scissors, cut an 18-by 4-inch piece of T-shirt fabric, and fold it in half so that the short ends meet.  Trace the headband template onto the fabric and cut it out.  (Since I was planning on making lots of headbands for a party, I unpicked the stitching in the t-shirts so that I could get as many headbands as possible.  I used t-shirts with holes and/or stains–a great recycle!)
  2. Trace the flower and circle templates onto the scraps of felt.  (To make things quicker, I skipped the tracing and just cut away.) Cut out the shapes and pin them onto the headband in whatever pattern you like!  (I cut out tons of headbands and shapes before the party and then let the kids choose out of a big pile.)
  3. Sew the pieces in place with X-stitches.  Attach the elastic (3-inches long) with two X-stitches on each end.  (I used a narrow elastic, so I only used one X.  The elastic was a little tough for 7-year-olds to stitch through, so I did this part for the kids after they finished the rest.)

The X’s are created with a single length of embroidery thread.  Knot one end before stitching, and close each X by tying a knot at the back, cutting the thread, re-knotting it, and moving onto the next X.

Easy Flowered Headband Tutorial {Old T-shirt, felt scraps, elastic and buttons} Kids Can Make It! #craft#headband
Easy Flowered Headband Tutorial {Old T-shirt, felt scraps, elastic and buttons} Kids Can Make It! #craft#headband
Easy Flowered Headband Tutorial {Old T-shirt, felt scraps, elastic and buttons} Kids Can Make It! #craft#headband
Easy Flowered Headband Tutorial {Old T-shirt, felt scraps, elastic and buttons} Kids Can Make It! #craft#headband

Mom Tip

*I discovered that this is a great project to do with one or two kids, but the sewing is a little difficult for a ton of 7-year-olds at once. Almost all of them needed help with every stitch. The blunt needles are tough to get through several layers of felt. (I used embroidery needles.) I did try the project before the party, but my mistake was not having a kid try it. Of course it was easy for an adult!

Here are my cute models:

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Boo was so excited about hers that she wore it to church on Sunday!  She was super proud that she made it herself.  (And I was proud, too!  She did a great job.)

Easy Flowered Headband Tutorial from OneCreativeMommy.com {Recycle old t-shirts and felt into these adorable headbands with this simple project to make with your kids!}

I absolutely love Family Fun Magazine–and they’re not even paying me to say that!!!  I can usually pick five or six ideas I want to try in every issue.  (You’ll definitely see me post more!)  Did you know that you can find most of their activities online?  Here’s the link.

Flowered Headband Tutorial from OneCreativeMommy.com

Want to see my other art party ideas? (Images are linked.)

Art Apron Tutorial with Free Pattern  Jackson Pollock-Style Splash Art
Art Pallet Sugar Cookies Pull-String Paint Can Pinata

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Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day.

Heidi

Comments

  1. This headband is super beautiful !
    How creative of you
    I looooooove the pattern and the colors
    I’m not the only one who finds it beautiful – your cute model thinks the same :):)

  2. liking you! Thanks for the invite to your party:> all linked up

  3. This looks like the perfect activity for a sleepover we are having tomorrow!! Thanks for sharing.
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  4. So cute!!

  5. Oh!! Such cute headbands!! Love them!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  6. Really cute–my kids would have fun with this too!

  7. Aah so cute! What a great way to use up some scraps and old t-shirts! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional :-)

  8. Adorable! I know they had so much fun making them! We have some felt flowers ( and a ton of old t-shirts). Just need to grab some elastic and get busy! Thanks for sharing at Gettin’ Krafty With It!

  9. So sweet, just like your models!! Love the colors you chose.

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

  10. I can’t wait for my baby to get a little bigger so I can make all these neat projects for her! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends this week! I hope to see you again Tuesday! :)

  11. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Really sweet! And your models are adorable!

  12. How cute is that! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  13. So cute!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

  14. What a fun project for the girls to make!! I can’t wait to make it with mine. I’ll be featuring these at my party tomorrow morning. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It UP Thursday.

  15. What a fun and cute headband! Your models are adorable too!
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