Rosie wanted a floral headband for 70’s day at dance nationals. Yes, you can buy them all over the place, but our dance team colors are red, white and blue. We were struggling to find one that worked with the tie dye t-shirt she was making (and the ones we found at Claire’s were $14. Mama wasn’t about to pay that for a one-time wear). So, we decided to make one and headed out to Wal Mart to see if we could find flowers to match.
As luck would have it, Wal Mart had a pretty big selection of patriotic blooms. So, we bought a bunch for $5 and some ribbon and headed home to get started. It was super simple to make and the entire project cost a couple of dollars (you can probably make 3-4 headbands with one bunch of flowers, a roll of elastic and some cheap ribbon). Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
Step 1 Cut apart your flowers. For every flower, there’s a little plastic part holding the bloom together. Remove this and then hot glue all the layers of the flower together.
Step 2 Cut your elastic. Measure- the elastic should be the length of your child’s forehead. Because our flowers were heavy, I doubled the elastic and hot glued it together.
Step 3 Glue your center flower first. Once it’s secure, glue the one’s on the side.
Step 4 Glue the ribbon on the elastic. And, yes, it really was that simple.
At first, Rosie thought the flowers might be a little big (especially since everything she sees in the store is small). However, I Googled 70’s floral headbands and lots of large flowers popped up. So, we packed it for Tulsa because she “might” wear it on stage. She did and loved it.