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How To Make Flower Baby Headbands

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One of the easiest DIY projects you can make as a new mum are baby and toddler headbands. When my first daughter was born, this was something I loved doing and it resulted in my first dabble of having a home business too.  They are one of the most affordable handmade crafts you can make to sell, but also make lovely gifts for baby girls and toddlers too.

This tutorial will show you how to make your own DIY baby headbands so you can start making your own beautiful creations too.

DIY baby headbands


There is something so adorable about a baby with a gorgeous flower headband. They make simple props for photoshoots, and are a simple accessory for special occasions. But you don’t have to save them for special events. Stretchy baby headbands can be for any day!

And they are so easy to make!

They are also very affordable to make too, with a few simple items being all you need to make your own DIY elastic headband.

baby headbands with big flowers


What you will need:

  • Fold-over elastic or stretch lace
  • Fabric flowers, feathers, bling or other decorations
  • Felt circles (or just felt you can cut)
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun and mat

You can buy fold over elastic by the length or you can get pre-made headbands so all you need to do is add your embellishments instead.

How To Make Baby Headbands

  1. Measure out your elastic/lace to the correct size. Find the sizing guides below. Alternatively, you can measure around your child’s head, adding an extra 2CM where you will glue it together.
  2. Plan how you want your flowers and embellishments to look on the headband. This allows you to make adjustments before you glue them.
  3. Using a hot glue gun, attach felt circles to your headband where your embellishments will go. They should be hidden by your flowers and decoration.
  4. Attach your flowers and embellishments using the hot glue gun and allow to cool completely for around 10 minutes before wearing.
diy baby headbands

Can Adults Or Older Children Wear The Headbands?

Yes! Anyone can wear a handmade headband. The only change you need to make is the size of the headband elastic. For toddler headbands, older children and adults, you will need a larger size.

Sizes For Baby Headbands

Babies and toddlers of different ages will require a different size headband, however, the headbands tend to have a lot of stretch, so you may find they fit older children still. You will want to make sure that your headbands are not too tight, especially if they are for babies. After all, they can’t let us know if it doesn’t feel good.

As an approximate guide, here is the sizing for headbands:

  • Newborn – 31CM or 12 inches
  • 3-6 months – 33cm or 13 inches
  • 6-12 months – 36cm or 14 inches
  • 12-18 months – 38cm or 15 inches
  • 18-24 months – 41cm or 16 inches
  • Older children and adults – 43cm or 18 to 20 inches
sizing chart for baby headbands

Baby Headband Styles

As far as headband styles go, use your imagination and see what works. I love to try new flower combos and add in different types of bling, buttons, ribbon etc. Try 2 or 3 flowers together, or go for a large statement flower instead.

The wider lace style elastic can be great for newborns and younger babies. It tends to be softer and more comfortable for them to wear.

Baby wearing headband

And an added bonus, DIY flower headbands are so quick and easy to make, it would be a fantastic mother/daughter or grandmother/granddaughter activity for a rainy afternoon!

A baby headband station is a wonderful activity to have at a baby shower, where guests can make a headband for the future arrival. It can also be a really easy craft project with some parental assistance at a girl’s birthday party and double as a party favour for the guests to take home.

You can find DIY headband making kits and other supplies in my Etsy store.

For more headband crafts, check out these fun ideas:


Monday 16th of June 2014

Beautiful! And thanks for the great ideas - I hope to have another little girl some day and will definitely enjoy making my own headbands for her, I do. :D


Monday 16th of June 2014

Great Post! The folks who sell these sell them at such a high price - how nice of you to share the info so people can make their own!


Tuesday 17th of June 2014

Thank you. Happy to share the process as they really are so easy :)

Helen Fern

Monday 16th of June 2014

Great post!! The folks who sell these sell them at such a high price!! How nice of you to share the information for people to make their own!

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Monday 16th of June 2014

These are adorable, I remember only using a small bow on my babies!! Thanks fo sharing at Weekends Are Fun!!! Enjoy your day, and Happy Fathers Day to all those in your family!! Now following Pinterest, FB Twitter. Tweeted the post too!!


Thursday 19th of June 2014

Thank you. Sneaky wordpress had your comment in the spam folder for some reason so sorry for the slow reply. Fathers day is in September here in Australia. I have no idea why it's different. Thanks for following along and for the great linky :)


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