Friday, September 27, 2013

Bits and Pieces: Baby Girl Gift Idea

Baby Girl Headbands

I LOVE ribbons! I love adding ribbons to my hair on any given day. Baby girl headbands are all the rage right now. Do you remember what we used wear? I loved our plastic barrettes and small rubber band bows.  They were just enough to add to the baby girls head once she grew a little hair.  To be honest; today's hair pieces have gotten a little out of control, where the bows are wearing the baby. To each their own! However, I have always been a ribbon girl stemming from the ole' softball and volleyball days. Will I ever be too old for a bow? A friend's mom still wears ribbons in her hair and she is one of the coolest women I know. I think I will stick with my ribbons for now!

Back to the gift idea. The idea just came together after I bought some extra flowers on sale during Courtney's wedding as I made hair pieces for all the girls. They had just been sitting in my craft box waiting for a purpose. Then I remembered I had some elastic ribbon in my ribbon box that I hadn't touched in years. I decided to put two and two together to make a cute baby girl gift for almost nothing.

I put my plan into action early this month. My good friend  and co-worker Sara was expecting a baby girl at the end of September and I wanted to give her something extra special. I looked up a couple tutorials online to get an idea of how to put it together and gave it a whirl. After a little sewing and some gluing, VOILA, a trendy and colorful baby gift to give your present a personal touch.

Step 1: Burn the ends of the ribbon

Step 2: Sew ends together

Step 3: Burn ends of middle ribbon

Step 4: Wrap the ribbon to cover the sewn ends

Step 5: Secure ribbon ends with glue gun

Step 6: Ready the flower and glue on to ribbon mark

Finished product


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