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Thursday, March 15, 2012

upcycled baby headbands

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Remember my posting about all the baby clothing that I have been upcycling and sewing into whimsical little creatures? (post here) Well that project has created even more scraps of baby clothing so I decided to put those little scraps to use and make some simple little baby headbands.

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When I am cutting up baby clothing (or any clothing for that matter) to upcycle I typically toss out the small pieces and strips and the waistband (or anything with elastic). But for this project I actually made use of those small bits and pieces!

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Luckily I found that the waistband of Lucy's "too short" pants actually fits perfectly around her head. This may not always be the case so you could simple just use a piece of brand new elastic- like I used in THIS headband project a while back.

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Next, I created rolled fabric flowers with my scraps of fabric and Fabric Fusion fabric glue. Since discovering how to make rolled roses a couple of years ago I have put these flowers to use in SO many projects!!

my tutorial on rolled roses- HERE

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Last, I sewed a button to the middle.


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The result is a SUPER inexpensive (FREE) pretty little headband for baby!

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53 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! Those are TOO cute!

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  2. What cute baby photos! Lucy looks adorable!!!!

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  3. She is such a doll, and a good model too, just gorgeous.

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  4. Votre petite fille est sincèrement adorable... Vos bandeaux sont également superbes et me donnent des idées pour ma future petite-fille qui va naître ver le 10 avril prochain...
    gros bisous

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  5. you are an amazing creative goddess!

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  6. wow ur a smart woman Alisa =) but why don't u keep the clothes for ur next baby maybe? u might have a girl again... who knows =)

    love these though!
    thanks <3

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  7. muriel11:35 PM

    Oh, great idea! These hairbands are so lovely; the colours! And your little girl is so cute.

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  8. Oh, wow, what a cool idea. I am pretty sure I will make some recycled headbands myself. And your daughter is so gorgeous!

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  9. Anonymous11:56 PM

    touch wood :)

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  10. Your little girl is soooo cute!
    Super idea!

    Happy birthday Alisa!!!!!

    Greetings from germany,
    Clivia

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  11. What an adorable baby ! So gorgeous !

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  12. Hay you!!! That is just the most darling daughter - you are clearly a brilliant mum, looking after such a sweet happy bundle!!!

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  13. Your baby is awesome! your ideas, amazing...

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  14. Your little girl is soooo cute, awesome, sweet... !
    and... Happy Birthday Alisa!!!!!

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  15. The picturs of Lucy made me smile a lot...she really is a beauty!
    Happy (belated) birthday for you :o)

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  16. How very cute. What a wonderful use for the waist bands.

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  17. Just awesome !!! Wonderful photography. Gorgeous baby !!! :))) cheers !

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  18. Aww, what an adorable bundle of joy! Those headbands are so cute, and Lucy looks like an angel! :)

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  19. great idea -- you are sooo creative -- lucy is just adorable and a great little model like her mommy -- she is a lucky little girl to have such a creative mommy :0)

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  20. your baby girl is a bijoux!<3

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  21. Your baby is soooo precious and looks adorable in the headbands! When my children were babies was the happiest times of my life.

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  22. Marilyn6:04 AM

    Lucy is one of the cutest babies ever! She is so adorable! I like the headbands too. :)

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  23. Using the waistbands is genius. I've been saving the clothes my 4-month-old has grown out of to give to my sister-in-law, but I might have to go snag a pair of pants or two for this.

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  24. This is such a cute idea and of course she looks adorable in the headbands! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. These are adorable! And she is too cute!

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  26. hooray for lucy & her creative mom upcycling her clothes, & showcasing her style!

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  27. Lucy is so beautiful. Those lips and eys are the kind that you want to smooch all of the time.
    Oh, the head bands are cute but, Lucy is simply beautiful.

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  28. Maria9:02 AM

    Lucy is gorgeous and the headbands are super cute but be careful of the buttons. Once babies can get there hands on stuff and stick it in their mouths you don't want any small pieces like buttons coming off.

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  29. these are so cute

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  30. ohhhh wat a little beauty!!she is soooooooo cute!!!the headbands too.nice idea!

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  31. Love the baby headbands. Entirely too cute (and of course so is your daughter!).
    Aloha, Kate

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  32. I love your model - she looks good in all the headbands... but then she'd look good in anything.
    Hugs!

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  33. She is ADORABLE! I love seeing your pics of Lucy and hearing your stories. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  34. Tienes una hija adorable y tu eres una madre llena de ternura, se nota.
    Las diademas fabulosas!!!!

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  35. Alisa, you always come up with the most unique things! Thanks for sharing this one........I will have to tuck it in my mind for when I have my first granddaughter!

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  36. Wow! I love the headbands and your cute baby. Adorable and easy to make. Thank for this brilliant idea!

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  37. My 12 yr old daughter and I love to read your blog. We love the pictures of Lucy. Thanks for sharing! But we are amazed with your sketchbook. My dughter also carries around colored pencils and some type of notepad. Thanks for the inspiration and the happy blog!!
    Our fave photo is the one with the purple headband, so serious. (:

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  38. Great idea. Gorgeous wee girl!

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  39. she's so pretty! and i love the headbands

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  40. Your daughter is absolutely adorable. What a beautiful baby. Her eyes are so gorgeous! Really cute headband idea as well.

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  41. Tenés una hija PRECIOSA. ¡Qué ojos tan hermosos tiene, con una mirada profunda. You have a gorgeous baby. Whith beautiful eyes and such a deep gaze.

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  42. Baby clothes
    This is exactly the right kind of advice for a blogger.

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  43. The best thing about these bands is that they come in a wide variety. They come in different shades and designs all with aim making baby lovelier and beautiful.

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  44. stunning pics !
    please visit my site and provide feedback.

    best baby headbands

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  45. Stephanie D8:57 PM

    I just looked at this and thought, why did I never think of this?! Face to palm*

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  46. What a cute Baby...i love it. Baby Store

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  47. I like it a lot and I made one for my baby girl. I blogged about it too with a linkback to this page. ;) thanks for sharing really worth a try.

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  48. OMG super creative!! VERY CUTE!

    Jen @ www.sweetbabybowtique.com

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  49. Hi Alisa Burke ..
    I have read your blog Your are blog describe style is unique i'm very impress this blog your blog is a collection information .
    Thank for sharing
    Baby clothing

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  51. Awwww she is looking so cute. I will also try to make headbands myself for my little angel. I always used to buy baby headbands online before. You explained it very well and now I am desperate to make one headband for my baby definitely.

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