When you have a little girl, it’s easy to get carried away with purchasing cute hair bows and headbands. (REALLY easy.) That’s a lot of money “down the drain” when you can easily make them yourself in no time! I love making the shabby flower headbands because you can use any spare scrap material you have laying around. I’ve used anything from cotton to silk material and it all works perfectly! The nice part about these hair bows is that they don’t need to look perfect, that’s what gives them a little character.
First, start out with your materials you need. I used all scrap pieces I had left over from other projects. I got the white thick elastic at Jo Ann’s. The head bands you can get from any craft store, I purchased a bulk package online. The other thing you’ll need is a hot glue gun.
You’ll start by cutting a circle shape about the size of the shabby flower you are looking to make. I always use a felt material that is soft on their head for this part, it’s more comfortable against their skin. Next, grab a long piece of fabric and tie one end in a knot. You are going to grab your hot glue gun and glue the knot onto the fabric circle.
Now you are going to keep twisting the fabric and gluing as you go, keep going until the entire fabric circle is filled with the twisted fabric. With every twist, glue and so forth. You can purchase (or make!) a ribbon covered barrette of your choice to glue to the back if you want to also use it as a hair clip. You can also just glue it directly onto the headband of your choice. I measured the elastic to my daughter’s size and glued them together. I can now use this white head band for other clips as well!