I’m on a mission to share some of my best tricks with you. Periodically, I will have posts dedicated to sharing tricks that help my world go around. The first of these type of posts was my Tips + Tricks on how How to Take a Toddler to an Arena Event. Today, I am going to share how to make the perfect headband for a newborn.
If you are new here, I shared how to make a DIY Burlap Hair Bow and gave lots of ways to personalize hair bows. If you have a collection of hair bows that you would like to clip to a headband for a new-born, this is the head band to create.
Can you tell what the headband is made up of? It is made from woman’s tights or stretch leggings! I have found that this material is perfect for little newborn’s soft heads. One heartbreaking moment as a mom, is seeing the headband leave a mark on your sweet baby’s head by pressing down to tightly. I came up with this method for my little girl, and I hope you will give it a try.
Simply take a pair of woman’s tights or leggings and cut straight across the leg. I like to create about a 2-3 inch band, so there is plenty of room for the headband to roll up, but it will still be nice and thick for a band look.
Once I have cut my band, I stretch it out on a piece of cardboard to stretch it out a bit. If it becomes too stretched out for your baby’s head, you can always soak it in some water and as it dries it will shrink back up.
Now, you have a headband and you can clip whatever hair bow you want to it! I love all the fun colors that you can get with this technique.
I think I have cut up tights in every color! The good news too, is one pair of tights will make LOTS of headbands. So, get your girl friends each to buy a different color and then you all trade headbands with one another!
These headbands were for my friend Dana. I gave them to her at a little baby shower/craft night I helped host with my friend Erin.
I used these headbands as part of our shower decorations to come up with a hair bow bouquet. It added a nice girly touch to our table decorations.
To create this yourself, simply tape a stick to the back of your headband holder.
Once you have a collection of headband/hair bow flowers, stick them all in a vase or recycled jar like I did. You have a gorgeous bouquet! To see how this vase looked with lots more pictures of our party please refer to my Girl’s Night + Baby Shower post!
Now for some link up fun! Do you have a kid related tip or trick? I would love to read you latest kid related post! Please link one up here, and I will be sure to check it out! Next week, it could be you who is featured!
I love the Lace Hearts that Angela made for her boys to practice some fine motor skills! This is such a great activity, and it is right in time for Valentines Day!