Easy Bow Headband
What you need:
- Elastic (you can buy good headband elastic on etsy)
- Glue Gun
Step 1: Determine what size headband you need and draw a line on the elastic. Here's a quick headband sizing guide
- Newborn ~ 12 inches
- 0-6 months~ 13 inches
- 6-12 months~14 inches
- 12-18 months ~15 inches
- 18-24 months ~16 inches
You can also measure the baby's head and then minus 1/2 inch. I marked my elastic at 12.5 inches. Once you've made a mark, add 4 inches and then cut. For example my elastic totaled 16.5 inches long.
Step 2: Now cut a 2 inch piece of elastic.
Step 3: Heat up your hot glue gun. With your long strip of elastic, find the mark you made for the actual headband size. Mine was at 12.5 inches. Put a small dot of glue onto the mark and then glue down the long end of the elastic, creating the actual headband. My elastic had a shiny and a dull side, if this is the case make sure the shiny side is facing out.
Step 4: Now that the headband portion is done, it is time to create the bow. Create another circle with the extra four inches, by gluing the end of the elastic to the joint of the headband. Your headband should look like this.
Step 5: Apply a small dot of glue to the joint of the small loop and push the top middle of the loop into the glue to create the bow.
Step 6: Wrap the center of the bow with the 2 inch strip of elastic. To do this glue the center of the 2 inch elastic to the middle of the bow, wrap around to the back and glue both ends.
That's it- now you have a simple little bow to put on any cute chubby face.
I hope you enjoy this tutorial. Let me know if you have any questions, or if my tutorial doesn't make sense:
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