There were lots of things I wanted to make for her, but most of them involved sewing. And sewing isn't an option for me right now because a) I lack skills in the sewing department and b) it would have taken me forever just to sew one straight line. So I wanted to make something that was pretty, quite simple and didn't involve sawing or sewing anything!
I perused Pinterest and decided to make some girly headbands for the new baby. There are a ton of DIY headband ideas out there. I looked at hundreds of ideas, went and bought some supplies and then 'winged it' as I went along. I made three of them. Here they are:
Here's a list of supplies I used between the 3 of them:
A hot glue gun + glue sticks
1 pink & 1 green 9x12in sheet of felt
Assortment of buttons
Grey stretchy cotton fabric
Pink ruffle trim
Here's the first one I made. I used felt/ruffle ribbon/button/elastic band:
The underside of these are going to be up against a precious little baby's noggin,
so I fastened a soft circle of felt on each one.
Here's the second one.
I used the grey stretchy fabric to make the band/aqua gauzy fabric/both colors of ruffle trim:
And the third one. I used buttons/both colors of felt/elastic band:
I hope Erin and future Baby E enjoy these :)
Here are a few photos of the pink food we all brought along & surprised her with:
And this is the craft we did that evening. Sarah printed photos of our children (which we sent to her via email ahead of time) onto fabric. We then embroidered colorful accents on them (like a bow tie or hair bow or flower). Mine are not finished yet, but I'll share some photos once I'm done.
I'd love to make more of these headbands. I'm planning on making some for Chloe when I find the time. If you're interested in one, two, or all three of these, send me a message & make me an offer :)