CRAFT: St. Patrick’s Day Baby Headband

St. Patrick's Day baby headband

St. Patrick’s Day baby headband

I bought a cute outfit for Baby Girl, and I wanted a headband that would match. I figured I would go ahead and make her a headband myself, using felt and a ready-made stretch headband. I had Wining Husband take me to Michaels so that I could pick up my supplies.

I used the following supplies to make the headband:

  • Green felt
  • White headband
  • Embroidery floss
  • Glitter glue
  • White button
Supplies for making a Saint Patrick's Day baby headband

Supplies for making a Saint Patrick’s Day baby headband

The first thing I did after purchasing the supplies needed for making Baby Girl’s headband was fold over part of the felt about two-inches in; I wanted the 4-leaf clover to be large. I then cut out four hearts from the felt. Then, I used part of the scrap material from between the hearts I cut out as a stem, and trimmed it appropriately. Finally, I cut out a large circle that would form a base for the 4-leaf clover.

Felt cut into shapes to create 4-leaf clover

Felt cut into shapes to create 4-leaf clover

After cutting out the pieces, I then sewed each to the large circle.

Sew the hearts to the circle

Sew the hearts to the circle

Once the 4-leaf clover was sewn together, I decorated it with the glitter glue. However, after constructing the headband, I realized, I probably should have used the glitter glue last. Nevertheless, I outlined the leaves and dotted the middle of the leaves.

Decorating the clover with glitter glue

Decorating the clover with glitter glue

Once the clover dried, I cut out another circle from the fabric. I then used the button and the second circle to attach the clover to the baby headband.

Sewing the clover to the headband using a button and a second piece of felt

Sewing the clover to the headband using a button and a second piece of felt

Finally, I used some blue glitter glue over the button to make it sparkle (and to cover my stitches. I am in love with the final product – AND she looks so cute in it, doesn’t she?

St. Patrick's Day baby headband on Baby Girl

St. Patrick’s Day baby headband on Baby Girl

DSC_0716

About these ads

About Ronda Bowen

Ronda Bowen is a writer, editor, and independent scholar. She has a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Northern Illinois University and a B.A. in Philosophy, Pre-Graduate Option, Honors in the Major from California State University, Chico. When she is not working on client projects from her editorial consulting business, she is writing a novel. In her free time, she enjoys gourmet cooking, wine, martinis, copious amounts of coffee, reading, watching movies, hanging out with her husband, and spending time with their teenage son.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to CRAFT: St. Patrick’s Day Baby Headband

  1. Luna Elektra says:

    This would be excellent if I had a baby :/ lol Kidding. It looks adorable on her! She’s lovely :D The question for me is, would my Shih Tzu cooperate as well as your child has and wear this type of festive St. Paddy’s day headband…Maybe…*tries it anyways ;) Do you share your crafts on Pinterest or Etsy?

    Like

  2. Ronda Bowen says:

    Thank you! I rather enjoy her!
    As to your Shih Tzu, well…LOL! I know our cats probably would squirm with the headband on. I do have plans to open an Etsy shop. I don’t currently have one – but you can follow me on Pinterest. I’m Wining Wife on there too.

    Like

Share your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s