I had previously come across a tutorial for making felt flowers here that I had wanted to try. I decided to use this flower to make some barrettes for my good friend’s eldest daughter. I thought it would be a great “new big sister” gift as well as a birthday gift (she just turned 2 AND my friend just had her second daughter!) She has these really large blue eyes and a cute crop of strawberry blond/red hair like her father so I thought something with pink and red would be so cute on her!
These were very easy flowers to make. The red one was from the above link and I had first planned on making a bunch of these. However, once I made it, I thought that the flower was a little too big for a barrette on a little girl. I thought about how I could use this and thought of a couple ideas. I finally settled on a headband. However, I thought that it needed more than one flower. Since I’m in test mode, I decided to try a different flower tutorial to see how they compare. In the end, I liked the look of the first flower (in red) more and ended up having to trim down the pink flowers a bit because I thought they were too tall. I also tried making the first flower using just a glue gun, but found that sewing the pieces together ultimately resulted in a tighter and neater looking result. These was super easy to make, and I encourage you all to try this out yourselves!
1 sheet red felt
2 5″ square sheets pink felt
1 sheet green felt
1 headband (I went to the drugstore and got the Goody wide-band headbands, like these)
hot glue gun
needle and thread
Step 1: Make (3) flowers from the flower tutorials linked above.
Step 2: Cut out 3-4 leaves from the green felt. I liked them in different sizes and I embroidered some veining on the leaves to add a little detail to this.
Step 3: Glue the flowers and leaves onto the headband using the hot glue gun. Wait for it to cool. Voilá! you’re done!