Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Getting Crafty

A couple months ago, I was shopping around for some headbands for Ava and realized how ridiculously expensive they can be. So I decided to get crafty and make some homemade headbands/clips.

First, I found some really cute felt and fabric flowers as well as colored elastic at Michaels. And after seeing what they were charging for a pack of ribbon-covered clips, I decided to make those as well. You can get a HUGE pack of plain silver clips on Amazon.com for about $5 (I told Josh I was saving him money this way...I don't think he bought it), and cover them easily using ribbon and a hot glue gun.

I followed the instructions on this site; however, you don't have to use spare clips for drying purposes when using hot glue. 

After we watched a few episodes of "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding," my sister Charlotte referred to this clip as Ava's "traveler baby" headpiece :). 

You can use these clips by themselves (if your baby has enough hair) or clip them onto plain headbands. I also glued some of the flowers directly on headbands. I used this site to figure out how long to make the elastic, hot glued on the flowers, and then hot glued the ends together. 

The only thing I would do differently next time is to place the seam under the flowers so it is completely hidden (but I don't think it matters that much).

I was really happy with the finished products. I also think that Ava makes for a really cute model...but I am a little biased. 

My next project is to make the fabric/felt flowers instead of buying them at Michaels. There are lots of great how-to sites out there, including the one listed above as well as this one and this one


  1. Well done, those look great! Definitely agree you are saving Josh money. :)

  2. These are so cute! I love how you totally coordinate them with outfits she has - she is a well-accessorized little baby!


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My name is Catherine, but most of my friends call me Cat. I was born and raised in Austin, went to TCU, and ended up in Dallas for law school (where Josh and I met). I decided that being an attorney was not my cup of tea and pursued a career in legal marketing. I am now a mother of two attempting to balance family with a full-time job, which is always an adventure. I love: my sweet babies, handsome husband, very large family, and fabulous friends; trying new restaurants; wine; TCU football; holidays; cooking; The Bar Method; pajamas; Topo Chico; reading; coffee; Central Market; carbs; the beach; mani/pedis; Anthropologie; binge-worthy TV shows and podcasts; trivia; French 75s; Pinterest; cheese boards; The Ticket; dancing; Sprinkles cupcakes; The Texas Rangers; fresh flowers; thunderstorms; naps; Tex-Mex; the Texas Hill Country; porch-sitting; ranch dressing; throwing parties; and my job. I hate: working-mom guilt; snakes; heights; waking up early; ignorant people; stomach bugs; paper cuts; green fruit; snoring; bad hair days; the sound of people eating (Misophonia); scary movies; bad drivers; pulpy OJ; trimming baby fingernails; and Miracle Whip. That pretty much sums it up.


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