Each year, I love taking the kids to the Tulip Festival to celebrate spring. The weather is usually gorgeous, the flowers are breathtaking, and the grounds are always so picturesque. But this year, my six-year-old decided she just had to make the tulip festival her own by making these flower crown headbands for herself and her sisters.
The project was really simple…. so simple I’m not sure why we haven’t done it before. This would be Harper’s first time using a glue gun by herself and she was so proud to “make princesses” out of her sisters.
To say the girls felt like princesses was an understatement. They ran through the festival in coordinating, little white dresses and sang to the orchestra music that played. I am so glad Harper decided to make this little project and I hope you guys like it too!
Flower Crown Headband Supplies:
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- Hot Glue Gun
- Fabric Peonies
- 1″ White Elastic
The fabric flowers we used were actually left over from our wedding! These ones specifically were used to decorate our cake. Even though Jon and I have been married for several years now, I couldn’t bear to get rid of them. So, instead of taking up space in the closet, we decided to use them for carefully thought out craft projects.
I love the look of these handmade fabric flowers. My parents meticulously made each one with polyester silk and a blow torch! Here is a simple DIY video to create some of your own
You can also see the step by step tutorial to make your own fabric flowers here.
How to Make A Flower Crown Headband
The first step is to measure your head (or your daughter’s) with the elastic and sew into place. Be sure the elastic stretches slightly to give a secure fit. Once you have a good measurement, use a zig zag stitch on a standard sewing machine to sew the ends together to create a circle.
When you have your basic circular elastic ready to go, it’s time to start decorating!
Use a hot glue gun to secure each flower in place. Be sure to use enough to adhere the flower in place, but don’t overdue it so your crown can still stretch. I like to give about 1″ space in between each dot of glue so the fabric flowers looks snug, but your headband still has plenty of room to stretch.
Aren’t her tiny little hands just the cutest thing?! She was so excited to make this flower crown headband and was so excited to be featured on the blog doing it.
Once the glue is dry, your new flower crown headband is ready to wear. Slide it on and see how it fits!
See My Other Wearable DIY Ideas HERE
I hope you guys liked this little tutorial. Since we already had the flowers pre-made, the entire process took less than fifteen minutes and we were able to wear them to the Tulip Festival that afternoon. If you have to make the flowers, it would take considerably longer, but is still a ton of fun.
As usual, let me know what you thought of this DIY and don’t hesitate to ask any questions in the comments below!