Monday, April 4, 2011

No Sew Baby Headband (AND a Great Giveaway)!

My Obsession with Baby headbands continues and today I am sooooooo excited to bring you a tutorial and a giveaway!  Every time I make a headband I shake my head at how much money I spent right after the Boss was born on these.  Here is one of my latest projects.  It was so easy and looks so pretty.


Glue Gun
Hawaiian Lei

Measure the head this band will decorate and cut the elastic to the correct length.  Use a small piece of felt, the same width as your elastic and place glue on the felt and stick one end of the elastic on the felt and then the other end of the other side of the felt. If you enjoy sewing you can stitch the two ends together and then glue the felt on, otherwise the glue works great as well.

Then place the same size felt on the top.  This secures the the elastic and protects your baby's head.

Cut your lei and pull some of the flowers off.  Place a small dot of glue on the centre of your felt and glue one of the flowers on. Layer the flowers with a dot of glue between each layer until the flower is your desired puffiness.

Finish your band with a final dot of glue and a rhinestone in the middle.  I choose a flower but you could use any shape you like.

Isn't this gorgeous?   Here's the best part...the cost!  Elastic was from my local fabric store 3 yards for $1 (I've heard this type of elastic is hard to find so check out Elastic By The Yard here), the lei and the rhinestones were from the Dollar store,  and I already had the glue.  This headband literally cost me $3 but since I had more than enough materials for 6 they would cost me $0.50 each!  Nice Right?  


Let me introduce you to Kristin from Elastic By The Yard!  She can be found on Etsy or on her blog.  This great shop offers elastic perfect for headbands.  She offers a ton of different colours in both 1/8 and 5/8 widths.  She also sells pre-cut felt flowers you can add to the back of your band to give a more professional look, much prettier than my felt rectangle.  She also offers personally cut and glued headbands in one of five standard sizes: newborn, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12 months - tween, or adult.  This means all you have to do is decorate!  I am definitely going to try some skinny bands.  Kristen offers a tutorial on her blog here on how to decorate a skinny band. 

Kristin is offering 3 of the 10 yard multi-packs of fold over elastic...this is the type of elastic I used for the above tutorial!  If you are the lucky winner you will get to select the colours that you would like to use for your creations.

So now that you NEED some elastic here are the rules:

1.     MANDATORY You must be a follower of Cheeky D in Heels. (Leave a comment)
2.     Visit Elastic By The Yard and come back here and tell me your favourite colour. Do you prefer the skinny elastic or the fold over? (Leave a comment)
3.     For two entries blog about this great giveaway including a link back to Cheeky D in Heels and Elastic By The Yard so others can participate and come back here and post the link to your post. (Leave 2 comments)
4.      Bonus 5 entries if they purchase something from your shop and tell me about it. (Leave 5 comments)

*Please post a comment for each step

The contest runs from Today until Monday, April 11, 2011. 

So what are you waiting for...go get those entries coming! Also, please email me pictures of your creations!  I am so excited with this sponsorship and we would love to see what you came up with.

I'm partying here this week:


Melissa Hare said...

You are so talented! I want you to make one of these for me:) I hope I have a baby girl one day so she can wear stylish headbands like this!

I love the grey skinny elastic!

Ps- I plan to blog about this for an extra entry!

Stay tuned!

Heather H said...

Good idea! New follower from UBP

Melissa Hare said...

I blogged about it :)

Melissa Hare said...

Oh I get two!

Jen said...

Love it! Such a cute headband! :)

Unknown said...

I'm a follower ;)

Unknown said...

I love the baby pink skinny elastic best :)

Camille said...
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Camille said...

I'm a new this simple project!

Camille said...

I love the violet fold over 3 yr olds favorite color.