Cute DIY headbands and hair pins

Cute DIY headbands and hair pins

Learn how to make the cutest DIY headbands and hair pins, and create something unique and beautiful looking with ought sewing anything.

Cute DIY headbands and hair pins. Take a simple headband, and decorate it in any way you wish making it look just the way you want. Simple as that. In this video you will see one way of doing it. You can always be creative and come up with more ways of decorating them as you like with any theme. It a great way of recycling old and used hairbands and give them a brand new look.


  • A simple headband old or new
  • Felt fabric
  • Glitter foam
  • Plastic decorations


  • Household iron
  • Hot glue gun
  • Sharp tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Ball tool
  • Flower shaped cutting dies
Flower dies set

Preparing the flowers

For this part to make my life easier I’m using a flowers dies set. You can always cut them by hand as well, but you may want to use a simple flower template that’s a lot easier to cut. Make as many flowers as you think you may use. For the material I’m using glitter foam, because little girls love sparkling things as much as big girls do. For the center of the flowers I bought some plastic decorations, but you can decorate them with anything you may have available.

After you finished cutting the flowers, use an iron set to a high temperature to shape them. Keep the flower on the iron for about eight seconds as in the video. Finish shaping the flower with a rounded ball tool or anything similar. If you don’t have the tool you can simply use a pen with a rounded end. When you finish preparing all of them, just glue them as in the video tutorial with a hot glue gun. I discovered that the yellow glue bars works the best. For the back of the flowers I’m using a felt fabric as this helps for a better bond between the flower and the hairband.

Creating the hairband

Use the hot glue gun and glue as many flowers as you wish to either a brand new hairband or an old one. This is a good method for recycling old hairbands as well. I do this most of the time and you can always save money giving a brand new look to an old hairband you don’t like anymore. The advantage of decorating the hairbands this way, is that you don’t have to use only flowers. Be creative and create themed hairbands using your imagination. I make these as presents for little girls usually, especially if I get an order for birthday decorations. This way I’m always offering something extra doing hairbands with the same theme they wanted for the birthday decorations.

DIY hair pins with foam and a flower dies set

Creating hair pins

As you can see at the end of the video, I’m using the same method to create matching hair pins. This way the girls always have the options to pick between the hairband or the hair pins depending on how they feel that day. They are really simple to make and it takes you less than a minute to make one once your flowers are ready. I hope you like the tutorial and you found it useful. Don’t forget to subscribe to the newsletter to receive notifications for every new article and tutorial.

Video tutorial – Cute DIY headbands and hair pins

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