Team USA Headband

My little one is too young to get excited about the Olympics, but she’s not too young to support Team USA! So I made her this cute little headband to wear while we’re watching the Olympics, but it can easily pass as a 4th of July accessory, too! These headbands are super quick and easy to make. Not to mention the fact that you can use them again when the 4th of July rolls around. They are interchangeable so you can just pop one off and stick another one on. Your kiddo can’t outgrow it because you can just make a bigger band once it starts getting a little too tight. If I had invested more time in this project, I would have sewn everything to make it more durable. But since this is something she won’t wear often, hot glue did the trick.

I made 3 different headbands and two hair clips {which can also be used on the headband}. And I still had a bunch of stars left over for other projects.

You will need:

  • Felt stars {I got lucky and found a bag of them before I started… no cutting for me!}
  • Velcro
  • Elastic
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

1. Lay out your stars and arrange them so that when they are glued together, there will be enough room for your headband to run down the center. I didn’t use the white ones because they aren’t actually white.2. Flip them over and cut strips of felt to fit down the center. Cut small squares for the single stars.3. Glue the strips down the center making sure they are tight so there are no spaces between the stars. I held them together and put a little glue down the center in sections, and pressed the felt down as I went.

Please be careful while doing this! I don’t want any of you to burn yourselves. As much as I hate to admit it, I’m totally speaking from experience. I burned my thumb. Not only did I give myself a really pretty blister, but I made sure to burn my other fingers by flipping out and trying to pull the glue off. Panic mode doesn’t work in my favor. Just ask my fingers. Worst. pain. ever. This is where the project ended for the day. My glue gun and I had words, but I forgave it the next day and all was well again. 4. Glue Velcro dots to each end of your felt on all of your strips. Glue a dot to the center of the felt on your single stars as well. Again, be careful. Pretty please.5. Cut a piece of elastic to fit around your child’s head. I just wrapped a piece around her noggin and cut where the end met the elastic {after removing it from around her head}. That method somehow worked like a charm.

6. Lay a strip of felt {about an inch thick?} under your elastic. Fold the bottom up to the edge of the elastic.
7. Put a little hot glue along the felt.
8. Fold the top over the bottom tightly and slid elastic out.9. Flip it over.
10. Cut off the excess felt.
11. Then cut the tube in half. Hamburger style. 12. Glue Velcro dots {ones that will stick to the dots you used earlier} onto the seams of each tube.13. Slide your elastic back through the tubes. Overlap the elastic ends and glue in place. Slide one tube over that seam to cover it up. Then stick one end of your stars to that tube. Slide the other tube down the elastic to meet the other end of your stars.

If you are making clips too, glue a Velcro dot to the clip and stick a star on it. I didn’t have any clips but I plan to get some soon! For now, we’ll just stick them on the headband.

And you’re done! All that’s left to do now is put it on that cute little head. I just might wear one of the clips, it would probably look stunning on my big ol’ head. Little Miss would enjoy matching mama no matter how super cool I look! :)

See how many we made? And I’m all ready for next year’s 4th of July celebration too! She looks a little like the Statue of Liberty from certain angles. A much cuter version, of course!
Go Team USA!

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33 Comments on Team USA Headband

  1. melissa {mamamiss}
    August 7, 2012 at 1:33 pm (2 years ago)

    oh my GAWD! SUPER CUTE! I love that they are interchangeable :)

    xx melissa

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    • Britni
      August 7, 2012 at 2:51 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Melissa! I was worried the whole interchangeable thing wouldn’t work, but my plan actually worked this time! That hardly ever happens ;)

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  2. Jen Lyon
    August 7, 2012 at 3:48 pm (2 years ago)

    This is such a cute idea! I wish I had a little girl to make these for!!! Great idea for the Olympics!

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    • Britni
      August 7, 2012 at 7:47 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Jen! I would be lost without a little girl to make frilly things for! ;)

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  3. Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home
    August 7, 2012 at 9:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Love this! What a cute idea…and YES, I’m loving the Olympics this summer…especially the gymnastics! Thanks for linking up with the Creative Headquarters Blog Hop…so glad to meet you! I’m your newest follower :)

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    • Britni
      August 7, 2012 at 9:56 pm (2 years ago)

      I love the gymnastics too! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit. I will absolutely be following you back as soon as I get out of Facebook jail! I can’t like any pages until next month :(

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  4. Myric
    August 8, 2012 at 2:50 am (2 years ago)

    So cute on your baby! I’ve been enjoying the Olympics specially the gymnastics. Great athletes! America is getting so much gold!!

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    • Britni
      August 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Myric! I definitely love gymnastics too. They are really great athletes, it’s crazy the things they can do!

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  5. Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.
    August 8, 2012 at 6:14 am (2 years ago)

    Those headbands are fantastic! Wish I had a little girl to dress up! Thanks so much for linking up to the CHQ Blog Hop! Hope to see you back next week! Happy to be following! =)

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    • Britni
      August 8, 2012 at 4:40 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! I will definitely be following along with you on Facebook as well just as soon as I’m allowed to “like” pages again! I’m in trouble right now ;)

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  6. rose
    August 8, 2012 at 7:10 pm (2 years ago)

    That is so cute and fun. It works of any USA event. Like the 4th of July or memorial day.
    Thanks for the tutorial.
    Rose

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    • Britni
      August 8, 2012 at 9:39 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Rose! You are absolutely right and I’ll be using these for the USA events… this is the first time I’ll be prepared ahead of time! ;)

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  7. pamela
    August 8, 2012 at 7:12 pm (2 years ago)

    This is too cute! thanks for sharing in the link up!

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    • Britni
      August 8, 2012 at 9:39 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Pamela!

      Reply
  8. Nicole
    August 8, 2012 at 11:11 pm (2 years ago)

    I love this – absolutely adorable! I especially love that there is no sewing involved :)

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    • Britni
      August 9, 2012 at 2:11 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Nicole! Haha, I’m all about the no sewing part too! :) I don’t get along with my sewing machine that well. ;)

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  9. emily
    August 8, 2012 at 11:33 pm (2 years ago)

    Super cute!!! I came over from someday crafts, would love for you to come over to my Link party… I’ve opened up my successful food party to crafts this week. http://www.nap-timecreations.com

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    • Britni
      August 9, 2012 at 2:12 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Emily. I’ll be sure to stop by tomorrow. Well, I guess I should say today, now that it’s so late! :)

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  10. Barbara
    August 9, 2012 at 12:21 am (2 years ago)

    What a cute idea! Usually I’m not a big Olympics follower, but this time I’m all over it! I would love this for the 4th of July or another patriotic event too!
    Thank you so much for linking up at the Creative Headquarters blog hop! I’m so glad I had a chance to browse your blog! Hope to see you again next week!
    Barbara @ Chase the Star

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    • Britni
      August 9, 2012 at 2:17 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Barbara! I’m not as big of a follower of the Winter Olympics, but I love the Summer Olympics! I’m super excited to use these for the 4th of July too, if I can keep track of them for that long. :) Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  11. amie @ Pinkapotamus
    August 9, 2012 at 5:04 am (2 years ago)

    This is tooo stinking adorable! I just love the stars.. and it looks soo sweet on your little love. Oh and I am the same kind of wife.. always harassing the hubs with my craft ideas!
    Following you on Facebook!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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    • Britni
      August 9, 2012 at 12:50 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you for the sweet comment, Amie! Haha, our poor husbands! ;) I’m happy you stopped by and wish I could return the Facebook like, but I’m in Facebook jail {can’t “like” pages} right now so I will have to remember to once I’m free!

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  12. Heidi
    August 9, 2012 at 10:51 pm (2 years ago)

    Absolutely adorable, and a great tutorial. I’ll be pinning this and sharing the pin on Facebook at OneCreativeMommydotcom. Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend! Please come back to the party tomorrow.

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    • Britni
      August 9, 2012 at 11:51 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Heidi! I really appreciate it! :)

      Reply
  13. Jocelyn
    August 11, 2012 at 9:54 pm (2 years ago)

    So this is the project that you burned yourself on…I completely know that panic mode all too well. I did the very same thing to my thumb and finger last summer! Biggest blister and pain I have ever felt…well, other than child birth:-) At least your project was absolutely adorable even after the pain filled night!!!

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    • Britni
      August 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm (2 years ago)

      Haha, yeah this is the one! I told my husband the same thing {that is was the worst pain, other than child birth}! I’m afraid of my glue gun now but not enough to quit using it. :)

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  14. Julie
    August 12, 2012 at 7:02 am (2 years ago)

    This is so cute, Britni! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

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    • Britni
      August 12, 2012 at 10:49 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Julie! :)

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  15. Sarah @ Becoming Martha
    August 13, 2012 at 9:02 pm (2 years ago)

    I have to say, I’m a little (and by that I mean hugely) partial to maple leaf, but these are pretty flippin’ adorable. Maybe I’ll have to try a Canadian version for Canada day… or the next Olympics :)

    Thanks for sharing them at our Keep Calm & Link Up party – see you again this Thursday I hope!

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    • Britni
      August 13, 2012 at 10:52 pm (2 years ago)

      I think you should try a Canadian version! It would be super cute! :)

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  16. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
    August 14, 2012 at 5:25 am (2 years ago)

    Love this …. and now that I have a little girl, i can make all these cute things! Thanks for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week. I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ll share this week! Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

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    • Britni
      August 14, 2012 at 10:36 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Jamie! Aren’t little girls fun?? The list of cute things to make for them never ends! :)

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