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!
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)
- soft, stretchy elastic (I used 5/8” fold over elastic)
- fabric flower (I bought mine in bulk from AliBaba, but you can find the same ones in smaller quantities on Amazon)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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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!