As some of you may know, outside of my consulting career - I also am a photographer. After having my baby girl, I was ready to take some oh so cute photos. What makes an "oh so cute photo"? Glad you asked. For a baby girl, head bands with a flower on it!!
So before I started my DIY adventure, I decided to go to some stores to buy these headbands. First, I went to Target. They had this elastic looking head bands...but not exactly what I wanted. I wanted to "crochet" type headbands. I would've thought that going to Walmart or Target, you would find them galore. But, alas, you couldn't find them anywhere! I then went to a boutique store - where I found a ton of them. I went to Lauren Alexander - a cute baby boutique store in Kansas City. They have such cute stuff!! And they had exactly what I was looking for. I went to the register with 1 headband and 1 flower. The register rang $23. Yes, $23!!!
As a mother of a baby girl, I was going to want a headband flower for every color outfit she had. $23 was going to bankrupt me (not to mention, make my husband furious). I hadn't told him the price of the headband yet. So I was bound to find a cheaper way. And, thank goodness, there was!
Headband. The headbands can be found pre-made at Hobby Lobby for $0.99. Yey! They only have certain colors available. The last time I looked, there was: ivory, white, black, brown, pink, and red. I ventured to three Hobby Lobby's. They all had different colors in stock - so make sure you venture to a different one if you can't find the color.
Also, in the sewing section where they sell "ribbon by the yard" - you can find the headband material there! Again, each store has different colors in stock. It was $1.49 a yard. I got half a yard, and it was enough to make one headband.
Boutique Headband Flower. I found this YouTube link where a lady named Camryn does her own DIY projects and shows people how to do it. I followed her instructions to the tee - and it turned out awesome! I think I created about 8 different flowers after watching it. Things you will need (all can be found at Hobby Lobby): Alligator Hair Clips (comes in pack of 5), Pretty Flower, Gem for the Flower (pack of 50).
Here's a photo of some of the ones I made (some I bought too - the purple one is the one I purchased). If you want a cute little accessory section in the baby room, but a 1-2 inch thick ribbon or tulle, then clip all of the flowers on there. Now, the flowers serves a dual purpose: fashion statement and decor!
Here is a photo of my baby girl in one of my DIY:
Have fun creating these!!