Monday, March 2, 2020

Little Girl's Easter Headband

I love Spring and Easter and have many happy memories of making Easter bonnets for myself and my sister!  Nowadays it's all about headbands, so here's how I made a quick'n EZ headband for my sweet grand daughter!

This headband is made of felt. I have a Cricut® Maker, so I use it a lot for cutting multiple shapes. The shapes I used in this project however, can easily be cut with scissors.

You'll Need:
  • Kunin® Classic™ 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – 1 each Lemon Frost, Baby Pink, Baby Blue  & Bright Lilac (or combination of colors you like) 
  • Kunin® Premium 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – 1 each White & Olive
  • Cricut® Maker™ with Rotary blade
  • Glue gun & lo-temp glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Headband
  • Small cable ties (4”)
  • Quilt pins 


1. Cut* the following pieces of felt:
·       1” Baby blue circles: 7-8
·       1” Leaves:  3-6  (copy or download the pattern.)

Make the Bow

        1.  Cut one 2” x 6” and one 2” x 12” rectangles of pink felt.  Notch each end of the 6” piece as shown then finger gather at the center. Place at the top of the headband then secure with a cable tie. Spread the folds evenly on top of the head band so it lays almost flat.

        2.  Overlap then glue the ends of the long piece of felt to form a circle.  Flatten then finger gather at the center. Secure with a cable tie then glue to the top of the head band toward the back edge. The flowers will be glued in front. 


Make the Flowers:  Each flower uses a different technique. Make one of each, or 3 of the same in different colors. Your project, your choice......

        1.  Dahlia: Cut a 2” x 6” strip of yellow felt.  Fold in half lengthwise. Pin, or hold firmly while making cuts, 1/8” apart from the folded edge to within ¼” of the bottom edge. Do not unfold. Roll up the piece then spread glue across the bottom to hold the roll in place. Fluff the loops to create the flower.

         2. “Ribbon” Rose: Cut a 12” x ½” strip of lilac felt.  Fold 1” of one end over at right angles then roll the fold over to create the center.  Hold the 1” tab firmly in one hand. Fold the longer end over and down then pull around the center. Continue folding and wrapping around the center and your rose will quickly grow.  Glue the end to the back of the rose.

          3. Simple Rose: Tightly roll then glue one blue circle to create the center. Glue additional circles around the base of the center piece, overlapping each one slightly to form the rose. Add circles until the rose is the size needed.

Make the Ears.

            1. Cut 2, ½” X 12” strips of pink felt.  Roll then glue the end to secure. Pinch the roll at each end to make it less like a circle. 

            2. Glue one end of the white strip to the pink roll then wrap around. Glue the opposite end to finish. Add additional strips as needed. Firmly pinch the finished “ear” at the top to create the tip.
Note: You may find it easier to maintain the shape by adding short strips, one at a time around the pink, starting and ending at the base. 

Finish:  Glue the flowers to the top of the headband in front of the bow loops, the leaves between the flowers and the ears at each side of the bow.  Your little princess will now be ready to celebrate Spring in style!

Happy Easter ev'rybunny!

Yours truly,


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