Saturday, August 8, 2009

Make It: Flower Fairy Headbands

My two little girls are pretty darned fanciful, and playing at being fairies is common in our house. Of course, being a fellow fairy lover, I'm always more than happy to feed their fanciful imaginations and creative play. I whipped up these little Flower Fairy headbands in only about 20 minutes, and the grand total spent on supplies (with tons more left over for other headbands and craft projects) was $6.

So here is a little tutorial to share, for those of you who have flower fairies of your own.

Step One: Gather your materials

(I bought mine as a set of 6 adult black elastic headbands from Target for about $3)

- Silk flower bunches

I bought two different kinds, one with large flowers
and one with bunches of small flowers
($1 a bunch from Michaels craft shop)

-Stick on rhinestones

($1 a package at Michaels crafts, or else look in the scrapbooking section)

-Hot glue gun

-thread and needle

-circle/oval of felt
I chose dark brown and cut it to be about
2 inches long and 1 inch wide

Step Two: Pick the flowers and leaves off the bunches

Step Three: Stick the rhinestones to the flowers
- looks best on the little flower bunches
The glue that is on the back of the stick-on rhinestones is pretty darned strong, once it has set about 20 minutes... but if you have a kid who is prone to chewing things and choking,
don't give them one of these headbands. Not toddler safe.

Step Four: If using a large flower, sew the bottom petals to the plastic stem
If you don't sew them together, the middle will most likely
pop off and the petals will all fall apart

Step Five: Sew the leaf to the felt, then sew the felt to the headband
Your stitches don't need to be perfect.
Just make sure it is a tight fit and that you can cover the
stitches with your flower placement.

Step Six: Attach silk flowers to felt and leaves with hot glue

for flowers with layered petals, be sure to add a dot of glue at the base where each petal meets, so that it can have extra strength.

And voila... you are done.

of course, you can't have flower fairies without garden dancing...

and of course, you can't have a photo shoot involving Annelie, without at least one picture where she makes her trademark Annelie face.

I'd love to know if you try this tutorial out and make some headbands for your own fairies.



  1. these flower fairy headbands are lovely! i'll be posting about them on my blog (w/credits, and link, of course.) the kidlets looove anything fairyish...


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