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!!
More Baby Project Inspiration
If you are wanting more ideas for craft projects and baby gift ideas, here are links to some fun DIY that could help inspire you to make something unique.