(diy tutorial) felt rose headband

Felt Rose Headband
I told you that everyone I know is having babies. An old college friend recently gave birth to her 3rd baby. They have 2 girls and waited to find out the gender of this baby at the birth and…it’s a girl! While I think they were hoping for a boy (but I’m sure are head over heels in love anyway), I’m excited that I get to craft up something girly for them. So, I made their newest bundle of joy a felt rose headband. I put the roses on a clip so when the babe gets older and grows some hair, she can take it off the headband and clip it to her hair. I also made the 2 big sisters matching flower clips, but of course I forgot to take pictures of them before putting them in the mail (bad blogger). I hope they enjoy them! I made something similiar felt flower headband last year for another friend, you can find the tutorial here.
Felt (I used 3 different colored sheets of felt)
Headband (I found mine at my local craft store)
Alligator Clip (you can buy them covered or cover them with ribbon yourself)
Glue Gun
Circle Stencil (or something round like a soup can)

Step 1: Trace a circle onto the felt. I used a soup can (actually a black bean can) as my stencil. The bigger the circle, the larger the flower.
Felt Flower
Step 2: Cut a spiral into the circle, leaving a little piece of felt in the middle.
Step 3: Starting from the outside of the spiral, start wrapping the felt to form a flower. When you reach the end, add a glob of hot glue to the end piece and glue it to the backside of the flower. You can add dabs of hot glue in between layers for a more secure flower.

Step 4: To make a leaf, cut a leaf shape out of a green piece of felt. Pinch the bottom in half and add a dab of glue to hold in place. Hot glue the leaf to the side of the flower.


Step 5: Make 2 more flowers and glue all 3 together. Cut out a small circle, around the size of the 3 flowers, and glue to the back of the flower bunch.

Step 6: To attach the alligator clip to the flowers, cut a small square of fabric (the length of the clip) and place it inside of the clip. Add a glob of hot glue to the backside of the clip and felt, stick to the back of the flowers.
Step 7: Clip the flowers to a headband or just stick in hair.
Felt Flower Headband
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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!


  1. JaneEllen Jones says

    That is so darned cute besides looking fairly easy. If I can’t do that then I better hang up my crafting fingers. Thanks for great tutorial and sharing. Love your blog.

  2. Hollie Keith says

    Thanks, Vanessa! I have a ton of felt, so my little girl and I are going to make a garden of these felt flowers this weekend.

  3. Aimee says

    I loVe making paperlwers this way and decided to try them in felt- that’s how I found your site! Thank you so much for givinga demo! The flowers are beautiful and will make a perfect gift for a new baby!

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