When Sofia was born, she was mistaken for a baby boy a lot. It didn’t bother me much, but my mother-in-law didn’t like it a bit. So she started to tell me, that we should have my baby’s ears pierced, so that people know Sofia really is a girl. It’s really common here in Spain, but I wasn’t sure if I would like to do it. Well, in the end we did it, but guess what, people still kept asking if she was a boy or girl. Imagine, Sofia wearing earrings and a dress – an older lady telling what a cute baby she is and then asking  if she is a boy or a girl!! Come on, isn’t it obvious!

Anyway then it started to bother me too. So I found a solution – headbands! And nobody asks if she is a boy or a girl anymore 😀

4 easy DIY baby headbands

I decided to make headbands myself. There are a lot of super cute and easy ideas on Pinterest. Making them myself saves me some money and I can personalize her headbands as I like.

Here are four headbands I have made for Sofia. Can’t take credit for the ideas though.

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It’s the easiest one of these four headbands. Just make a bow and attach it to the ribbon or lace.

You need:

  • stretchy lace or ribbon
  • felt for the bow
  • needle and thread or a glue gun

For instructions, visit this page

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This headband is inspired by flower balls. This is my favorite headband I have created so far and it’s easy to make. Next time I would substitute the round elastic I used for a different one. It feels quite uncomfortable for baby’s head and slips off easily.

You need:

  • elastic
  • felt for the flowers
  • needle and thread
  • pearls

For the instructions, visit this page.

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This was the first headband I created for Sofia.

You need:

  • stretchy lace or ribbon
  • green felt for the leaves
  • felt for the blossom
  • needle and thread

For the instructions visit this page.

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Last and not the least this delicate camellia headband took me quite a lot of time to make.

You need:

  • felt
  • pearls/sequins/beads for the center
  • needle and thread/ glue gun

This page has great instructions and printable for the camellia flower.

Have you made any headbands for your baby?