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Satin Flower Headbands

Satin Flower Headbands
Remember this post about the pettiskirt?  Well, many of you asked about the headband…….
I have posted about the satin flowers before…….hmmmm, maybe a year or so ago, but didn’t give a step-by-step and didn’t show it on a headband.  But these little satin flowers really are a fun little thing to put on anything.  Clothing, bags, headbands, etc.
But since many have requested the headband version, here it is:
Such a fun and vibrant accessory.
 Many color combos are at your fingertips.

 The headbands work especially well to keep hair out of the face,
while your little one peeps on the neighbors.   
(We’ll have to have a talk…)
And how can you resist all those layers of petals…  Nice and full and perfectly sweet.

Ready to make your own?
First, begin by cutting about 6 circles of satin material for each flower.  (I just found the cheapest satin I could…..only a few $’s a yard, and it worked great.  The satin just needs to be able to melt with fire, rather than burn.)  The blue flower is bigger and the largest circle is about 3 inches in diameter.  The largest green circle is about 2 1/2 inches in diameter.  
I made each circle gradually smaller, making sure they fit on top of the circle just larger than it, and didn’t worry one bit about making it a perfect circle.  The uneven-ness of each circle will add to the beauty of the flower.  Promise.
Then I used a lighter and slightly melted the edges of each flower,   This also caused the edges to curl up a bit.
Then, one at a time, I hot glued each circle to the one below it, until I had my layered flower.
Then I placed a rather full blob of hot glue in the center of the flower…….
…….then dumped a pile of these little filler beads right on top.  (You know, the same ones I used for filling up the “I-spy” bags here.)  You could use real beads or skip the hot glue and sew on beads to the center.  But I just had these filler beads and thought they were the perfect shape. And I have had the pink flowered headband (shown above) for a while, which has been tossed and smashed and in the bottom of my purse……..and the little beads are still holding strong.
Then I mashed the beads into the glue blob, and formed it to the shape I wanted it with my fingers.
Then I dumped off the excess beads.
And that was it.  The centers for the flowers are done.
Then I cut out pieces of felt, into the shape of petals.
Then I melted the edges of the felt, just for a textured look.  And also held the flame on the center of the petal a bit……which gave it more texture, but also made the petal round inwards just a bit.
Then I glued the two petals together…
Then glued the flowers right on top of the petals.  Trim any parts of the petal off, that may be peeking from the top or sides, if necessary.
Then, I just use these stretchy headbands (from Wal-Mart/Target) because they stay in my little girl’s hair better than hard headbands.  But you could use either.  I glued the headband right to the back of the headband.
Once that cooled, I added a nice thick layer of hot glue to the top of that, and let it dry.  This creates a nice rubbery surface, and helps keep the headband in place on slippery hair.
And that’s it.
Headband completed.
Now make several more, in all sorts of colors.
And be sure to make some for yourself.  
They sure are fun to wear.  
With any outfit.


  1. Ashley says:


    Yes, you can post a picture of the project and then put a link back to my site for the full tutorial. Thanks for doing so!


  2. Marjorie says:

    Hello, I have a blog that aims to identify all the tutorials that can be found on blogs. I put a link to your blog (and not the explanation) but could i take one of your pictures to illustrate my post? thank you and congratulations for your blog. marjorie

  3. Kendra says:

    Ohhhh, so totally cute! I'll bet my two-year-old might be a bit small to help, but she can certainly pick out the colors she wants. I'm making one of these, or maybe two or three! Thanks!

  4. Maranda & Will says:

    Made some and wore it tonight at a banquet. Check mine out!

  5. Kathleen@so much to say, so little time says:

    Awesome! That's so easy–my little girl's hair is IMPOSSIBLE to keep in a hair band, so I'll have to try this. My own hair (and everyone else's in the family) is thick, curly, and you do whatever it wants to do…I have absolutely no idea what to do with hair as fine as hers. Extra-fine, straight hair is a trait of Trisomy 21 but I had hoped her parents' genetics might overcome DS…no such luck! So I'm looking forward to trying this. :)

  6. The Harwood Family says:

    Thank you so much Ashley! My life, and wardrobe are now complete! I don't know why I didn't think of satin. Duh! So cute and easy!

  7. The Noalls says:

    When we moved recently, the first week at church, I noticed that an insane amount of women, young women, little girls, and babies all had flowers in their hair. I vowed I would never do it, because I hate being a clone.

    And then you go and show a tutorial for ADORABLE flowers that I cannot resist! Blast it, Ashley! ;)

  8. Ashley says:

    j.mcf – All of the circles are all the same color. It was just the lighting and the camera that made it look like different colored circles. Sorry about that confusion. So yep, make them all the same color….and they'll turn out great!

    Good luck!

  9. Austin Lovelys says:

    Wow! I am in love with this idea! Waaaaay cute! I'm gonna have to make some for my daughter!! Thanks for sharing :)

  10. j.mcf says:

    These are darling and I'm amazed at how simple they are to make. I noticed in the photo you used to show the cut circles, there were different shades of satin; were the ottars on the final flowers made with the differing shades of satin?

  11. scrapcraft says:

    Love this, thanks for sharing!

  12. Kari says:

    Cute! I love these and the fabric ones! SOOO CUTE! Cannot wait to make some!

  13. Kim says:

    fantastic back to school idea!!!! xo thanks so much!!!

  14. CuteStuffInside says:



  15. says:

    Theyre so cute! Thanks for the easy tutorial, I cant wait to see my baby in one!

  16. Anonymous says:

    I used these instructions to make one for my little girl and it is TOO CUTE!! Thanks a bunch!!

  17. Suzi Q says:

    I just had a baby 6 days ago, but I can't wait to try making this! I'm trying to put crafts on the back burner and enjoy my little family for a while.

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  19. Angela says:

    Your daughter is adorable. I have made several of these flowers but love some of your ideas for them. I am going to try the lighter instead of a candle. So cute.

  20. Kristina Urie says:

    Love the flowers!! Way cute, I am going to give them a try.

  21. Beth says:

    These are so cute, I can't wait to get some fabric and make a few!

  22. Svetlana and Scott says:

    thanks for step by step instruction. I'll sure to try this one it looks SO cute!

  23. Amanda says:

    I have been trying to figure out how to make these for soooo long! Thanks for posting this tutorial! I was able to make some already today!

  24. Jill says:

    TOTALLY making some of those!!! Thanks for the great directions!

  25. Shasta says:

    Okay, first of all, your little girl is DARLING! Secondly, I cannot wait to get my hands on the stuff to make these. They're not too complicated and perfect for a beginning crafter like myself. You are SO talented! Thanks!

  26. Edmara Vieira says:


  27. Shirley says:

    I love these! I am going to be making some with my nieces next week and now I don't have to search for a tutorial. Thanks! :)

  28. Bethany says:

    Lol, I looked all over the internet for directions to make a satin flower on Thursday night. I was in a wedding and needed something to dress up my simple hairstyle. It turned out really cute, and was a great way to use up some of the spare fabric from my bridesmaid dress.
    Your instructions are much more simple than the ones I found, though, and your little girl looks so sweet in her new headband!

  29. Selina says:

    They are gorgeous! Perfect for my bald baby!

  30. ificould says:

    Once again, your talent amazes me!! Love these!

  31. Silvia Lima says:

    I really like the tutorial and I want to make this flower, but was unsure if it would work, it was beautiful, Congratulations!
    I follow your blog and love to come by always

  32. Cara says:

    Thanks for filling our request! I love these, they are just adorable!

  33. tracyp says:

    I could totally do that while I'm in the hospital on bed rest! Love it! Might have to make a request from my hubby for some supplies!

  34. April says:

    I want to make one for my niece!!

  35. Anonymous says:

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE! Thank yOU for all of your AWESOME ideas :).

  36. Jill says:

    Uh-dorable! I love them! I have a 4 daughters and a lot of nieces that would love these! I think I would add a strip of felt across the backside (instead of leaving the hotglue)- because I can imagine my girls picking at that! ;) Thanks for sharing.

  37. Snapshotsofhappiness says:

    Super Cute and they look easy to make! I got my Silhouette SD cutter over the weekend! I'm loving it! Thanks so much for all your great posts and ideas!

  38. Sarah says:

    Thank you so much for posting this! I've been looking for a good tutorial on making fabric flowers! I can't wait to make some. :)

  39. Mrs. Hahn says:

    WOW! How easy! I love it. Thanks of sharing I enjoy your blog!

  40. A Girl says:

    Too cute! Just what we need for back to school.

  41. Nana's Fun Stuff says:

    Oh so cute!!! Thanks for the tip on how to make them. Have a great week!

  42. Whitney & McKayla says:

    Your flowers will also turn black if you're holding them in the top half of the flame. If you use the bottom, rounder part of the flame, burning shouldn't be an issue. The same way people heat set ribbon to keep it from fraying. Very cute to use the poly fill beads! I sometimes poke a hole through the middle of all the layers and push a cute scrapbooking brad through the middle.

    1. Anna says:

      how do you poke a hole through the fabric? is the a certain tool you use?

  43. Ashley says:

    I guess it could be the fabric…mine have never turned black. Are you using a candle or a lighter? A candle will often have a little bit of a smoke to it, and may add black to your edges… I always use a lighter. Also, never leave the flame on the fabric for too long. Just for split second, to melt it just a bit. But maybe try a different variety of satin too. That could be the problem. Good luck!

    1. Leah says:

      Me and two friends made these out of white. We used whatever pens were around to trace the circle. They both had black ink but my pen was pink ink. My edges that had ink still showing turned pink while theirs turned black. We would have never figured it out if I didn’t have a different colored pen.

      Also, 100% polyester is the best way to go. I go to thrift store and look through the clothes to find things that are made out of 100% polyester. You can find some great colors and patterns this way and its also a wonderful way to reuse! :D

  44. M.O.T.B says:

    Very cute! Love it and great tutorial!

  45. Alan and Natalie says:

    How do you keep your flowers from turning black?? We tried this a couple weeks ago and the would get black burn marks on them, even when we were being super careful! Did we use the wrong fabric??

  46. Britta says:

    Love these! Can't wait to make them. I kinda had an idea how to make them, but wasn't sure. Thanks for the tutorial. Love your blog!
    P.S. Check out mine anytime….I tried some of your other tutorials with great success. Thanks again!

  47. Ashley says:

    Yes, that was hot glue too. Good luck!

  48. marisa says:

    very cute! can't wait to make these! The glue you added at the end for the rubber feel, is that hot glue as well?

    1. harper says:

      yes it is

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