This DIY Felt flower headband is quick and easy to assemble, and is totally beginner friendly! Plus look how insanely adorable it it! Included are both FREE SVG and PDF pattern files for 3 little felt flowers and leaves. You’re going to love this DIY!
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DIY Felt Flower Headband
What’s not to love about felt flower headbands?! With this DIY, you’ll learn how to make 3 easy mini felt flowers and how to attach them to a headband.
These flower patterns are a great resource because you can use them for lots of things besides making headbands. You could turn them into a cute garland, or put snap clips on them instead of a headband. You could even find a way to turn them into a mobile!
This headband takes less than an hour to make. The flowers come together so quickly.
Cutting Notes for Felt Flowers
The patterns for this DIY felt flower headband are available in both PDF and SVG format.
I’ll be straight with you. I don’t own a Cricut and I’ve never used one. But based on feedback from my Etsy shop customers, I think I’ve got the hang of designing SVGs that work with a Cricut. 🙂
That being said, I would really appreciate any tips you might have to improve the pattern file if it is not working with your Cricut.
I recently learned that there can’t be any text on the pattern page or it won’t load in Design Space. But I think the pattern elements are pretty self-explanatory even without text.
PDFs are more my speed. I generally just print them off, cut them out and then pin or tape them to my felt and cut around. But below, I’ll show you a trick for using Quilter’s Freezer Paper to make the job even easier!
For these patterns, simply cut 1 of everything. Cut the circles out of the same colour green you use for the leaves.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this DIY felt flower headband:
Pattern – Find it at the end of the post
Felt for rolled flower – 3.5″ x 3.5″ (I used this Honeydew.)
Felt for 5 petaled flower – 4″ x 2.5″ (I used Periwinkle.)
Felt for folded flower – 3″ x 5″ (I used this Capri.)
Green felt for leaves & circles – 2″ x 8″ (I used Fern.)
10mm Felt ball (I used this Mint in an extra small size.)
Elastic – I buy my nylon elastics from this shop.
Quilter’s Freezer Paper
Hot Glue Gun (this one is the best one!)
Note: I really love this shop for buying excellent quality wool blend and 100% wool felt sheets and felt balls. Don’t use acrylic, craft store felt. It just won’t look as nice as felt with some wool in it. 🙂
The finished headband measures approximately 3″ x 3.5″
How to Use Freezer Paper
Freezer paper really simplifies the job of cutting out felt flower pattern pieces.
This quilter’s freezer paper comes in sheets that fit in a standard printer. Just print your pdf pattern on the non-glue side of the paper. (The shiny side is the glue side.)
Rough cut the different flower and leaf elements apart. Turn off the steam on your iron and press the paper onto your felt for about 5-6 seconds.
Now you can cut through the felt and the paper simultaneously. Simply peel away the paper after it’s cut. It doesn’t have much sticking power so it won’t mis-shape the felt in any way.
How to Make a Felt Flower Headband
If you prefer learning via video, then you’re in luck! I filmed the whole process of assembling this DIY felt flower headband. I’m very much a newbie amateur when it comes to making videos, so don’t judge me too harshly! Haha!
(A photo description of how to assemble the headband can be found below.)
How to Roll a Mini Felt Flower
Apply a thin line of hot glue to the outer-most inch of the spiral. Roll the spiral in on itself as tightly as you can. Hold until the glue sets.
Roll the rest of the spiral on itself, keeping the straight bottom edge lined up so that the flower has a totally flat bottom.
Put a thin line of glue on the last inch or so of spiral and glue it in place.
If you love the look of a rolled flower, check out this freebie pattern I designed for a much larger rolled flower! I have a few more free felt flower patterns you should check out here. And of course, more in the pattern shop, including a few headband designs. 😉
DIY Felt Blossom
Take the smaller of the star shaped pieces and add some glue to the base of each petal and in the center.
Put the star-piece in the palm of your hand and press the felt ball into the middle of the piece using your palm to shape and cup the petals up the felt ball. Make sure to close the gap so that all the petals lie side by side.
Repeat with the larger star piece. Press and hold it in your palm as the glue sets.
How to Make a Folded Felt Flower
This is a great little flower for filling in gaps in felt floral arrangements!
Take the larger piece, add a line of glue to the middle of it and fold up 2 petals so that they lie in the gaps between the petals under them.
Fold it in half again and pinch it closed while the glue sets.
Repeat with the smaller piece.
Now glue the smaller folded piece on top of the larger piece, but don’t perfectly stack the points. Off-set them a little like you see in the photo below.
How to Assemble a Felt Flower Headband
Take one of the green circles and glue the 3 leaves to the top of it. Space them out however you prefer.
Now you can start arranging the little flowers on top of the leaves. I always start with the rolled flower. Add a generous amount of the glue to the bottom (but not so generous that it oozes out the bottom) and press it firmly into place, right at the edge of the circle.
Now take the 5 pointed blossom and put some glue on the bottom, in the very center. Tuck it a little bit under the petals of the rolled flower so that it lies at a bit of an angle.
Finish off with the folded flower. Tuck it right into the remaining space and glue it down.
The video above may help with the assembly part if you haven’t already watched it. I find it hard to explain everything without taking a zillion photos!
How to Add the Headband Elastic
Now all that’s left is to add the nylon elastic. I love nylon elastics because they are so soft and stretchy. They will fit from newborn to teen sized heads! (Although once they’ve stretched to a big head, they never fully bounce back. So don’t let your biggest kids borrow your littlest kid’s headband. lol)
Flip the flower over, add glue to one side of the remaining circle and adhere it to the bottom of the headband.
Slide the elastic between the layers and glue down the other edge of the circle. Make sure not to get any glue on the elastic itself.
Umm, excuse you?! How cute is this?!? <3 <3
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