About a week ago I cut my hair short. Since then I have been obsessed with headbands. I think a good headband is a great way to dress up a cropped-do. Unfortunately they can be a little pricey.
Instead of blowing a bunch of cash on a collection of fancy headbands I decided to make my own out of leftover felt from my felt bows and basket heart Christmas ornaments. Here is my headband and my new, shorter hair cut.
To make this headband you will need:
- Three sheets of felt
- Sharp Scissors
- Embroidery Thread and needle
- Hot Glue Gun
- Cheap plastic headband
- Pretty Button (for embellishment)
Cut out a tear-shaped panel that is about six inches tall and three inches wide. I placed my hand on the felt and roughly traced a tear shape around my hand.
Cut out several small leaf shaped pieces of felt that are about two inches long and 3/4 of an inch wide. I used a total of 22 small felt leaves.
Next, embroider each left shape with a fern stitch. For details on how to do this stitch check out this video (on mute… the music is terrible!). I know this step sounds like a lot of work but I assure you that it goes quick. I only stitch half of each leaf since the other half is covered.
Arrange feathers embroidery side up on the tear shaped base and affix with the hot glue gun.
Place the headband directly in the glue. Try to position the ornament so that the button is approximately two inches from the base of the headband.
Let the glue dry and vola! You have a simple and stylish felt feather headband.
I’m planning to wear this to the New Years party that I’m hosting. If you decide to try this for yourself, let me know how it goes in the comments!