20 Oct 2014

DIY Feather Headband

We had the boys' teepee party over the weekend and the boys just loved it.  I didn't have time to go through all the photos to share the whole party with you yet.  I do have a little feather headband that I made for the party to share though.  Both boys wore their headbands at the party and the next day too (when I took the photos you see below).  This was a super easy DIY that you can make in 5 minutes or less and it made for super cute party hats on all the little party guests.  I don't know if you really need a tutorial for this headband since it is so simple, but I thought I'd share a couple of tips that you may find helpful in the how to below.  It's also a good excuse for me to indulge in some pictures of my birthday boys.



DIY Feather Headband How To:

*I didn't take photos as I made the headbands so the photos below show the steps on an already completed headband (in step 2. the feather should not already be on the band)*

1.  Materials:  You will need: - thread + needle/sewing machine, 1" braided elastic, hot glue + glue gun,  large feathers (I found my glitter and dipped feathers at Michael's)

2.  Measure and cut a piece of elastic to approximately the circumference of your child's head.  Sew the two ends together by overlapping them by about an inch.  Use a zigzag stitch if possible.  This will allow your stitching to stretch with the elastic.

3.  Attach a feather to one side of the headband using hot glue.  I attached mine at the part where the "hairs" started on the feather to allow for a little more surface area for the glue to stick.  *Depending on the shape of the wearers head/neck, you may need to trim the pointed end of the feather off so that it doesn't press into their neck.  It is recommended that you trim the sharp end off for small children for safety.
*I did this for my older son(seen in the photo above) and will be adjusting the one that my younger son is wearing in the photos as well.

The hobby horses were made by my mom for the party and were also a huge hit.  I'll be back with more details on them soon!

8 comments:

  1. The photos are sooo wonderful! Looks like they had fun!

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  2. Oh my gosh that last photo with the horse!!! But they are all adorable

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    1. The horses were a huge hit. It was so fun watching them all run around with them.

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  3. Love their expressions in these pictures! And they're both looking so grown up!

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    1. They grow way too quickly although I still see them as my babies. :)

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  4. So cute!! Love how their outfits match the feel of the party!

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  5. Oh, how adorable. Those are the blondest little "Indians" I've ever seen, and they are PERFECT:)

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