Looking for a new way to use your Styleboard collection? The dies are a great product for versatility. Not only can you use them with paper, but other things, including felt. I recently had a baby and am always searching for new headbands. I got the idea last month to make my own using the bow dies. Here's how I did it.
You need the following supplies:
100% wool felt
fold-over elastic (or other elastic material)
hot glue gun
circle die (optional)
die cutting machine
First, I die cut all the felt pieces. Next, I assembled the bows using a hot glue gun. In the alternative, you can use a fabric liquid adhesive too. Measure and cut the elastic. I cut mine to 13.5". My baby is five months old and it fits her head, but babies' heads vary, so measure accordingly. Last, attach the bows to the bands.
You can find elastic bands and felt in all colors, but here are the ones I picked.
Sending a gift? No worries because the Styleboard patterned paper collection will help you whip together a gift box in no time.
I cut two pieces of cardstock to 7.5" x 8" and used Crafter's Companion tool to score the box lid and box base.
After assembling the box, I added a pink cardstock strip and embellished with a cardstock bow and added the flair button.
Inside the box, I included the five felt bow headbands.
Here are a few shots of my little one wearing the headbands.
So, when you are in need of a headband for yourself or need a gift, even for a new addition, don't forget your bow dies. Headbands are an easy gift item for baby showers and new moms.