Spring Felt Flower


I posted these cute pictures last week, and I promised I would share the tutorial. These flowers are so fun for spring! And they sure look cute on Miss Emmalyn! Am I the only one who makes a headband for every. single . outfit!? lol

DIY felt flower headband

The first flower is pretty simple… I just hope I can explain it right.



You’ll need (5) 1 1/2 in circles (sorry typo in the pic).


Add a little hot glue to the center and fold it like a taco.


You’ll glue one edge down, but not the other. You need to slip your other “taco” underneath and add a little glue. You’ll keep doing this all the way around.


Make sense? Just play around with it a few times… you’ll get it.


Then your going to cut a 1/2 in circle for the middle. Pinch it together and place a small dot of glue in the middle of the flower. It will pucker up a little, but that’s what makes it cute!


Next you’ll need to make your loopy flower. One of my friends had one of these, and I just knew I had to make one.  For this flower  cut a  strip of felt  3 X 12 inches. However if you wanted a bigger flower try going 4 X 16 or for a smaller one 2 X 8.


First you’ll want to pin it in half. Or if you’re a “rebellious” non- pinner just fold in half and sew together. ;)


Then you’ll sew the pieces together. If you don’t sew you could always just glue the ends together… just make sure to do a thin line of glue.


Then you’ll cut little snips all the way down. I made the snips about every 1/4 inch.


Now roll your flower up like a cinnamon roll, gluing along the way.


Now your going to glue both flowers to a piece of felt. Glue the pink one down first and tuck the white one under after. Then you’ll cut out some leaves. Put a little glue dot in the center of the leaf and pinch together. Then tuck the leaves under the bigger flowers.


Attach to a cute headband and you got your self a pretty cute flower. My models pretty cute to, don’t ya think?! She got so many compliments that day. So go make one! These would be so cute pinned on a shirt too! Get creative!

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Happy Spring!!


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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Katie Waltemeyer posted on May 12, 2011 at 3:00 pm (#

    Love this! Where did you get the elastic for the headband?

  2. Courtney posted on May 12, 2011 at 3:33 pm (#

    we have family pictures coming up and I have been thinking of a new style to make. I am going to try this! I will link back to you and let you know when I post about them.

  3. Sharon Russell posted on May 13, 2011 at 2:41 am (#

    Very, very pretty-both the MODEL and the FLOWER! And you’re right-these would be pretty on a shirt-tote bag…scrapbook page…can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Sharon

  4. Heidi posted on May 13, 2011 at 3:40 am (#

    They are both adorable! My girls are past the pretty headband stage (too ‘cool’ now), but I’d wear one if they’d let me! I could see the flowers being used on so much though, I might have to make a few!

  5. TiffanyAnn posted on May 13, 2011 at 10:24 am (#

    I love the colors and assembly of this! So sweet and pretty. Makes me want another baby girl so I can make headbands to match every outfit, too! I make and sell headbands on etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/CherryBabyCreations) but by the time I really got started my daughter was pulling the headbands off the moment I put them on her head. :o( She’ll let me do headbands sometimes now (at 2 1/2 years old) but there’s something special about doing it for a baby! Your daughter is doll!

  6. Andrea posted on May 13, 2011 at 11:36 am (#

    That’s adorable! What a great idea!

  7. Megan posted on May 13, 2011 at 2:27 pm (#

    So cute! Can you tell me where you found the elastic for the headband and what kind it is? Thanks so much!

  8. Dawn posted on May 13, 2011 at 4:19 pm (#

    Thank you for sharing!!! I can not wait to make one!

  9. Jamielyn posted on May 13, 2011 at 9:16 pm (#

    Thanks so much! I found the elastic at the fashion district in L.A. They have every color imaginable. However I have seen the same elastic at Joann’s but only in white.

    Just searched on etsy and found a shop that sells them too. Less then a dollar a piece. http://www.etsy.com/listing/62831057/new-colors-stretch-elastic-headbands-for?ref=sr_list_21&ga_search_query=stretch+elastic+wholesale&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

  10. Kristy @ Sweet Treats and More posted on May 13, 2011 at 10:26 pm (#

    I can’t wait to have a girl so I can make (attempt) headbands and flowers like these.

    So, small world, Lindsay Bauman is a good friend of mine. Our husbands played fball at byu together. Anyways, she saw you commented on my blog the other day and told me you guys are cousins. Too crazy!

    I love your blog!

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on May 16, 2011 at 11:25 am (#

      haha what a small world. How fun! She is so cute! I love Lindsday!

  11. laura@imnotatrophywife.com posted on May 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm (#

    hi there- thanks for the Sunday party! I added your party button and link to my post and to my party page.
    Visiting from http://imnotatrophywife.com


  12. Heather {WhipperBerry} posted on May 15, 2011 at 7:53 pm (#

    brilliant my dear!

  13. Vivienne @ The V Spot posted on May 16, 2011 at 5:32 pm (#

    Super cute!!!!

  14. Amy @ Positively Splendid posted on May 16, 2011 at 7:01 pm (#

    I don’t know which is more darling: the headband or the model!

  15. Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 posted on May 16, 2011 at 7:24 pm (#

    So beautiful, soft and sweet!

  16. linda @ craftaholics anonymous posted on May 16, 2011 at 8:34 pm (#

    Love these flowers! and like always, your little girl is a doll!!
    thumbs up!!
    happy crafting!

  17. Alison posted on May 16, 2011 at 9:11 pm (#

    Super cute Jamielyn! This makes me wish I had a little girl!!

  18. Holly L posted on May 17, 2011 at 5:33 pm (#

    Sweet flower on an even sweeter little baby!

  19. Courtney posted on May 19, 2011 at 1:38 pm (#

    Your daughter is ADORABLE!
    I was looking for new ideas for headbands for our family pics last week and I just had to use this! I even added some to my daughters shirt.
    This was just what I was looking for! Thanks!

    I just posted about it and linked back to you!


  20. Kari - Ucreate posted on May 20, 2011 at 4:00 pm (#

    These are simple GORGEOUS!!

  21. Kari - Ucreate posted on May 20, 2011 at 4:02 pm (#

    that’s supposed to say “simply GORGEOUS”!

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on May 20, 2011 at 8:36 pm (#

      Thanks Kari! haha I’m addicted now…

  22. emilene posted on June 2, 2011 at 4:38 pm (#

    i love the headband and i loveeeeeee your daughters name! so similar to mine i’ve never met anyone with a name so close to mine

  23. georgia stewart posted on November 3, 2011 at 2:16 pm (#

    darling hair accessorie

  24. Cheryl Puckett posted on December 13, 2011 at 9:15 am (#

    Love this! Your daughter is ADORABLE! Anyways, she saw you commented on my blog the other day and told me you guys are cousins.

  25. Wag Doll posted on January 12, 2012 at 4:37 am (#

    Just gorgeous, both the head band and your precious daughter x

  26. Amanda posted on October 20, 2012 at 6:47 pm (#

    I looooooooooooooooooove this idea, soo easy and beautiful! can’t wait to make!
    Thanks :)

  27. Susie @Bowdabra posted on April 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm (#

    Hi Jamielyn-

    Hi!! We are featuring your lovely Spring Felt Flower Bow Headband on our blog. I have never made this but will, now! I didn’t realize how easily they are to make.

    Enjoy the feature. We shared you on our twitter, facebook and pinterest pages. http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/04/04/crafty-unique-hair-bow-projects/

    We want to invite you to link up at our weekly Crafty Showcase which runs Friday Midnight through Thursday Noon. We then feature the top pics on Friday.

    Have a super weekend, Susie @Bowdabra