Sunday, March 6, 2011

Birthday Hat Headband Tutorial


These Birthday Hat Headbands were very fun to make.  Here is a tutorial so you can make your own.
You will need:
Headband
Decorator Fabric (or you could buy a cotton and starch it.  You just want the fabric to be stiff.)
Ricrac
Sewing Machine (optional)
Hot Glue and/or Tacky Glue (or you can just use hot glue)
Small pom poms
A pattern
I wish I had a pattern for you that you could download...but I haven't quite got that down you.  Hopefully soon.  Here is a picture of mine.  I am giving you the dimensions that I used.  6 inches across and 3 1/4 inches down.  Then curved along the bottom.  I cut mine out of cardstock so it would be easy to trace around. Once you have your pattern cut out trace it onto the back of your fabric and then cut it out.
For my Ricrac I sewed it down.  I just measured how long of a piece I would need along the bottom and sewed it straight across.  You could glue it down as well.  Sewing was just easier for me.
I did lots of different fabrics and ricrac colors.  I liked mixing them all up.
After the ricrac is on you take and make the piece of fabric into a cone shape and hot glue it together.
Then glue the pom pom on top.  We actually used tacky glue for this  Mostly because I only have one glue gun and my friend helping me didn't have one.  So, we used tacky glue.  I would probably normally have just used hot glue for all of it otherwise.  Either works though.
Hot glue the cone shape onto the headband.  This is a little tricky.  I glued at the top and bottom of the cone.  For the party I stopped at this point.  But, throughout the night I wasn't totally happy.  Since I had some left over when I came home I stuffed all the cones with a little batting.  They looked even better.  Then I glued a circle of felt inside the cone to hold the stuffing in.  I think they will hold up better now too.  Have fun making your own Birthday Hat Headbands.

I am linking this tutorial up to some of these link parties.

17 comments:

SweetSugarBelle said...

These are adorable!!! I'm saving this for next year! I will definitely make them for my little girl! =) Good work!

kristen said...

Jane still wears mine. :)

gruvyteacher said...

So cute!! & simple! I like it! I am starting to get ideas for my little ones birthday. Where did you get those headbands?

thanks

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

This is an absolutely DARLING idea! I'm stumbling it and sharing it on my FB page!

Alison@Oopsey Daisy said...

Ahhh Tasha! This turned out so, so cute! I am also stumbling, and this just might make an appearance on Wednesday's Wowzers!

Rochelle said...

Awww! That turned out cute!

Melanie said...

What a cute idea! I have never seen this before. I'm your newest follower.

Melanie
youmadethat.blogspot.com

The Extra Ordinary Bree said...

love it! I bet my little girl will actually keep this on too!

Jen said...

Where did you find your black headbands? I'm looking for some to make Mickey Mouse ears for my daughter's party.

Rachel said...

That is so cute! I love this idea!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This little headband is almost too cute for words! Thanks so much for the fab blog and ideas!!

Becca said...

Tasha this is awesome! I'll be featuring it on BCD on March 29th! Love you and thanks for linking...also did you create a tutorial for your darling bunting note cards like the one you made for Jill! If so I'd love to feature it! Send em the link!

ahoose said...

adorable. :)

The Mama said...

Daughter's 1st bday is coming up this is perfect! Super duper cute!

The Gunny Sack said...

I love these! I am going to put a link to them on my blog on Saturday!

www.thegunnysack.com

Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

love it! Thanks for the tutorial!

Kids craft ideas said...

Love it! thanks for sharing.

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