DIY Baby Headbands

Posted on Aug 7 2013 - 10:01pm by Ave

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

 DIY Baby Headbands #diyheadbands #babyheadbands

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.

 DIY Baby Headbands #diyheadbands #babyheadbands

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.

DIY Baby Headbands #diyheadbands #babyheadbands

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?

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  • Barbara Platt

    She’s beautiful and so are your headbands, mom

  • I want to pinch her cheeks! They look amazing, Ave. I had no idea you were so crafty.

  • Tammy Graham @ LoveMy2Dogs

    I love the one with the flower balls. It is just adorable.

  • mapam30

    I love the lil pink flowers –SUCH A CUTE MODEL!! =)

  • Juliana RW

    so cute and what a creative headbands 😀

  • malia p

    love those headbands, so cute!

  • Awww Our daughter was often mistaken for a boy, too – yes even with earrings and a pink dress! I didn’t get it either! haha Those headbands are adorable!

  • Elizabeth Gentry

    This does seem to be a common problem. I am glad you came up with such a cute solution. When my daughter was a baby I had trouble keeping anything on her head tho. She seemed to hate it for some reason and always pulled it off 🙁 I would buy expensive cute hairbows and bands then lose them because she had pulled them off somewhere in the store or parking lot. I wish I had thought of this diy idea back in those days…

  • Very sweet… My 7 month year old is still bald as a coot so these would be ideal (she’s still beautiful tho!)

  • Shela

    ohh such an adorable! Love the hair pieces

  • Melissa Priebe

    That is one adorable, chubby-cheeked baby! I like the headbands too! I’m pinning this. My daughter loves making headbands and she’ll love these flower ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Renee

    My newest granddaughter, Kate, is 4 weeks old…I see many headbands from NaaNaa in her future! Thanks for the post!

  • Stacy Peart

    Awe those are so adorable! Great ideas!

  • Marielle A. Lord

    Too adorable, and what a gorgeous model you have there! =)

  • JoanneGreco

    She is so cute! Those cheeks! Loe the headbands!!

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