How to make simple baby headbands with bows for a baby girl
We haven’t always put headbands on Miss. B, but I feel like we should have. She looks so much better in them, and it eliminates (for the most part) the awkward “boy or girl?” inquiry from strangers. As if being decked out in a pink outfit wasn’t clue enough. Seriously. It all started when Miss. B’s hair started growing out. It was too short to lay flat, so it just kind of went every-which-way. A headband ensured that the focus was on her gorgeous baby blue eyes and not her crazy hair. However, I have had a hard time finding baby headbands without paying an arm and a leg. Enter: my DIY plan.
I am a total stickler for matching. Baby socks must match the outfit, and when possible, the twins wear coordinating or complementing outfits. I know, I know. I’m. So. Vain. Like the babies will know if their socks don’t perfectly complement their onesie. But I’m a little bit stubborn on this one. This just reaffirmed my desire to make this accessory a DIY. I can’t imagine how much money I would have to spend to get headbands to match all of Miss. B’s outfits. Insanity!
Enter: needle, thread, thin white elastic, and plain ribbon. Here we go:
For this batch of headbands, I decided to just do simple bows instead of large decorations. There is something so cute about a tiny simple bow. I made five different colors (four in regular ribbon, and one in mesh ribbon), but you had better believe I will be making more with different types of ribbons and buttons. For now, enjoy these pictures of little Miss. B. – I may have gone a little crazy taking pictures as she modeled her new headbands. I just couldn’t help myself.
Adorable! She’s a natural model!.(You should sell those headbands on Etsy)
These pictures are SO IINCREDIBLY ADORABLE!
I won’t be making headbands but I do need to follow along with your pictures and just practice making my own bows for gift wrapping, Christmas time, etc. They have gotten so expensive to buy and it makes more sense to make your own, can’t be that hard by the looks of your photos.
Thanks for sharing!
Mary Ellen says
LIVE the pictures, Aimee. Miss B is so beautiful. Cute, cute, cute headbands.
I highly recommend the online photo editor Fotor:
How do you get the bow attached to the elastic? Also.. Do you just buy elastic and somehow connect it to make a headband? If so.. how? Tips. 🙂