DIY: Sparkle Headband

This DIY is so easy, cheap and fast!  I got some clearance sparkly leaf stems from the Christmas section (80% off!) and made this cute headband for my 4-year-old Gemma.  I used the same technique to make my wedding fascinator, but I used fake flower petals instead of plastic sparkly ones.  Here’s how you can make one for your daughter (or yourself!):

Cut the leaves off of the stems – this takes a little while, but will go faster if you have help (thanks Gem!).

Take some felt and cut a shape – any shape that you like.  I did a leaf/petal shape with mine, but you could do something more complicated like a flower or heart.  Measure some 1/4″ elastic around your child’s head and sew it to each end of the felt.  It’s okay if your felt and thread are different colors because we are going to cover them up with the leaves.

Get out your trusty hot glue gun and start gluing the leaves on the felt.  You can put them all in the same direction, or do it in a haphazard way.

Layer them as many times as you like until the whole piece of felt is covered.

And you’re done.  Easy right?  Gemma said she likes how it looks in her hair – so do I!  She’s such a cute little model.