I am in the process of making (yes making, not throwing) a baby shower for a somewhat-relative-more-like-a-friend of mine in about 2 weeks. So I am scrambling to get stuff together, being a procrastinator, a perfectionist, a mom of an infant, and a baby shower hostess virgin. I'm super excited, but anything new makes me panic because I am out of my comfort zone. (I made that revelation with my husband at target the other night and he responded "good. You need to get out of your comfort zone." eek. Am I really that bad?) but I am determined for it not to suck, so I am handcrafting a lot of the stuff :). We know it's a girl and the mommy to be LOVES girly stuff so I'm excited!
As aforementioned, I was at target, and of course I hit up the dollar spot. What thrifty hostess/crafter wouldn't? And I hit pay dirt. I got an idea and supplies. Hooray. I picked up a cloth headband like I used to wear in the 80's to school which apparently isn't taboo anymore. And I thought, why not make a cute baby flower headband with it?! No more "is it a girl or a boy" with a hot pink flower strapped to baby's head! (at least not in Wisconsin. Too traditional haha)!
So here is the DIY: bonus!!! No sewing machine needed!!
Adult sized headband
Large, flat-ish silk flower like a peony or daisy
1) Measure the head of the baby you are making the headband for. I used my son as a stand in for the new baby, and made it just a little snug on him so it ought to fit her. He has a small head, after all. I didn't actually measure, but if you are looking for a specific size for a baby, there are lots of growth charts out there that give average head circumference for babies of different ages on the internet. I have used those growth charts for other things, like sizing clothes when I didn't have the baby's measurements. They aren't perfect, but they should get you in the ballpark.
|Wrap your thread close to the center of the flower so it doesn't show.|
|Center the flower on the other side as well so it doesn't get lopsided.|