My youngest munchkin doesn’t have much hair yet, and in an effort to keep people from mistaking her for a boy (how many boys wear pink outfits?), I whipped up a little flower headband. I like this design because the elastic is wide enough that it doesn’t leave a dent in her head but not too wide that it engulfs her skull. I got the elastic from Bitsy Bands, and they’ve got tons of different styles.
Gather up some felt and elastic.
Cut out three 2.5″ circles from your felt.
Cut a spiral into each circle, leaving a little oval shape in the very center.
Starting at the outside edge, start rolling your felt. I sort of squish it down between my fingers as I roll so that it spreads out the petals a little. When you get to the end, use a little blob of Fabri-tac on the bottom to hold the petals together, and press the oval down to cover it.
Repeat with the other felt spirals and then cut out a rectangle of green felt. This serves two purposes – it acts as a backing for your flowers, and you can trim the edges into leaf shapes.
Cut out the leaf edges and glue your flowers to the center. Sew your elastic securely. It doesn’t have to look too pretty because your flower cluster is going to cover it.
I used a little embroidery floss to sew the cluster to the headband. You can also cut a small oval of felt and glue it on to cover the sewing, but I didn’t bother.
The elastic is super soft and stretchy, and when I popped this onto Ava’s head and she didn’t even notice it.