DIY No Sew Baby Flower Headbands

Looking for the perfect baby shower gift? Learn how to make these adorable no-sew baby flower headbands in just a few minutes! Plus there’s a chart so you can cut the elastic to the correct size for kids from newborns all the way to teens.


The full tutorial for making these adorable baby flower headbands is below, but if you want to buy pre-made headbands you can find these baby flower headbands in four different colors in my Etsy shop!


I love making things for babies to wear; they are just so small and cute, and babies look ADORABLE in them! And these DIY no sew baby flower headbands are no exception. Today I’m going to show you how to make these cute baby headbands for yourself in just a few minutes, no sewing required!

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The best part about these cute baby headbands is that they’re so easy to make; there’s nothing to stop you from making one in every color imaginable! I mean, seriously, cut the elastic to size, add a few dollops of hot glue, and you’re done!

DIY No Sew Baby Flower Headbands

  • 3 minutes (time spent doing stuff)
  • 30 seconds (time spent waiting around)
  • 3 and a half minutes (total project time)

Tools

Materials

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Instructions

The first thing you need to do is determine the size of your headband. I used 5/8” fold over elastic because it is very soft and stretchy, which is perfect for baby headbands. You can also use skinny elastic or something fun like a lace elastic or glittery elastic. Whatever elastic you use, you want it to stretch just enough to keep the headband on her head and not so much that it’s too tight and leaves a dent.

I’ve made a size chart for you so you can determine how much elastic you need. Keep in mind, the lengths listed in this size chart are the final lengths of the headband using fold over elastic, skinny elastic, or any other standard elastic. Before you make your cut, add about 1/2” extra so that you can overlap your elastic and glue it together. And if you’re using a “specialty” elastic like lace elastic or glitter elastic, add another 1/2” to 1” to account for the tighter elasticity.

diy baby flower headband elastic size chart

Cut your elastic to size using the chart above, remembering to add about 1/2” for overlap. I also cut an additional 1.5” piece of elastic for covering up the overlap.

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Bring the two ends of the long elastic together, overlapping about 1/2”, and add a small dot of hot glue between the two ends to hold them together.

how to make diy baby flower headbands

To cover the seam where you glued your headband together, wrap the shorter piece of elastic around the overlap/seam and add a small dollop of hot glue under both ends to hold it down onto the larger piece of elastic. Make sure the overlap/seam of the shorter piece of elastic is on the shiny side of the larger elastic so that it is hidden by the flower later!

diy no sew infant flower headbands

Add a small dollop of hot glue on top of the overlap/seam on the shorter piece of elastic, then stick the back of the fabric flower onto the dot of glue.

how to make no sew infant flower headbands

See how all of the seams are hidden by using that small piece of elastic? It’s such a nice, clean way to finish the headband so there are no weird-looking bits when you’re done. And also, the hot glue is hidden inside the elastic, so only the soft elastic touches your baby’s head and not the hardened glue.

Put the headband on a cute baby, stand back, and enjoy! Or wrap it up as a gift for a baby shower!

how to make diy baby flower headbands

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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Emily says

    3 years ago

    I was hoping you were going to show how to make the flowers! Cute anyway.

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      3 years ago

      Ah sorry! I bought those flowers already made. I wish I knew how to make them though, they are super cute!

  2. Jenny says

    3 years ago

    The flowers you used, are they 2 in or 4in?

  3. Tisha says

    4 years ago

    Where do you buy the elastic from?

  4. Emily says

    4 years ago

    So cute, and I love how easy this is! And your model is adorable 😉

  5. Eff @ Whatcha Workin' On? says

    5 years ago

    Adorable! I would have loved some of these in different colors as a shower gift…no mistaking our sweet girl for a boy when she’s sporting one of these lovelies! :^) Thanks for the tutorial.

  6. Lauren Lanker says

    5 years ago

    Eek! I’m obsessed with all things bow-tastic lately…and this baby flower headband is adorable! Now that I know how do-able it is to pull off, you can bet I’ll be making my own using your awesome blossom tutorial. (Your time breakdown had me cracking up.) Jessi, thanks SO much for being a part of this Virtual Baby Shower today. I’m still soaring on cloud 9!

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      5 years ago

      You’re so welcome Lauren! I’m so excited for you and your family, and all the adorable baby crafts you get to do!

  7. Amy Latta says

    5 years ago

    Oh, this is such a cute project, but that little model is the most adorable part!!!

  8. Katie says

    5 years ago

    Such a cute and easy gift to make!

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