Posted on May 11, 2015

How to make a floral hairband in 3 easy steps

Floral hairbands in multi-colours on hairbands, but also on elastic hairbands. I’ve seen them around the last few years. I wanted one.

Sometimes they feature crowns of white flowers that remind me of crafting daisy-chains in the long grass by the tennis courts on my school lunch break.

I never wore a crown of flowers when I was at school, and I think particularly because of that fact: I decided to make a floral hairband for myself. (Without using glue!)

Fabrics flowers & elastic

1. First, I gathered some fabric flowers and little corsages that I’d made some time ago. Oh, and coloured elastic.

When I was sifting through my stash, I was drawn to this eau de nil green and the lilac chiffon and the grey spot tulle.

2. After cutting the elastic to my head measurement, stretched to a comfortable fit, I used my sewing machine to stitch the two ends together.

3. Using my glamorous polystyrene ‘assistant’ to plan out where I wanted each element to go and experiment a bit with the design, I pinned everything in place and stitched the rest by hand.

The centre decoration is from a super-fancy hair bobble that I didn’t want to wear as a hair bobble. Now it has a new lease of life in a simple, low-key but fun floral hairband for spring/summer:

Floral Hairband Floral Hairband side view Floral hairband modelled on the head

It’s quite grown up really. Not too over the top.

I wore it to IKEA to test it out. I felt happy and summery. No-one laughed or stared or pointed.

There’s been a lot of rain and wind ever since, but next time the sun shines I’ll be the one rocking the floral hairband vibe.

And I liked it so much, I started another one, just so I’d have some colour options, you know?

Orange Floral Hairband side view Orange Floral Hairband

Make a floral hairband unique to you and be the envy of your friends!

Happy sewing :)

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3 Comments

  • Reply the magpie diaries May 11, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    […] started making another little floral hairband for myself, which I discuss on my creative blog, Dainty Dora’s Inspiration Emporium. So much fun to be had with […]

  • Reply Cat @thatbettiething May 14, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Oh gosh don’t stop at 2. I’d make one for every day of the week.

    • Reply daintydora May 14, 2015 at 11:11 am

      I think I will! I have enough supplies, that’s for sure! :)

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