Looking for a new way to use your Styleboard collection? Today, I have a post up on Crate Paper’s blog about how dies are a great product for versatility. Not only can you use them with paper, but other things, including felt. Since having a baby, I am always searching for new headbands. I got the idea last month to make my own using the bow dies. Here’s how I did it.
You need the following supplies to make the headbands:100% wool felt (Papertrey Ink) fold-over elastic (or other elastic material) hot glue gun bow dies (Styleboard Crate Paper) circle die (optional-7th Inning Papertrey Ink) die cutting machine (Vagabond) scissors
First, I die cut all the felt pieces. Next, I assembled the bows using a hot glue gun. In the alternative, you can use a fabric liquid adhesive too. Measure and cut the elastic. I cut mine to 13.5″. My baby is five months old and it fits her head, but babies’ heads vary, so measure accordingly. Last, attach the bows to the bands.
Sending a gift? No worries because the Styleboard patterned paper collection will help you whip together a gift box in no time.
I cut two pieces of cardstock to 7.5″ x 8″ and used Crafter’s Companion tool to score the box lid and box base. I covered the box lid with the polka dotted patterned paper.
After assembling the box, I added a pink cardstock strip (raspberry fizz) and embellished with a cardstock bow and added the flair button.
Inside the box, I included the five felt bow headbands.
Here are a few shots of my little one wearing the headbands. Sorry for the over-processed photos below. Lauren’s skin was sensitive to something and had a bit of a reaction, so I cleaned it up as best as I could.
Black and gold.
Pink and gold detail.
Peach and white.
Teal on teal.
So, when you are in need of a headband for yourself or need a gift, even for a new addition, don’t forget your bow dies. Headbands are an easy gift item for baby showers and new moms.