After searching for aaages for something cute to make for James that was daisy related (it’s really hard to make flowers look manly >_<) I gave up and decided just to make myself some hair accessories. I did actually find him something to make but that’s another post ^_^

This came out of an idea that Omega suggested on Twitter as she sent me a link from Future Girl’s blog!

This is what you end up with…

Daisy Hair Band Tutorial

What you need: 

  • White felt
  • Needle
  • Ribbon
  • Yellow thread
  • Pen
  • Scissors

Start with the white felt and draw a circle, if you need to use something round to trace around.

Daisies Hairband Tutorial

Cut as many circles as you want daisies. I chose to make my headband with 5 because I think odd numbers work look better.

Daisies Hairband Tutorial

Find the centre of the circle by folding it in half twice and putting a pen dot where the folds intersect.

Daisies Hairband Tutorial

Now draw a small circle in the middle which will be the yellow part in the end. Then it’s time to cut the petals, below you can see the order in which to cut. You should cut from the outside edge and stop at the inside circle. You will end up with 12 petals, the crappy diagram at the bottom has lines to show the cuts XD

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Now on each of the petals cut the corner off into a rounded point.

Daisies Hairband Tutorial

Repeat on the other side ^_^

Daisies Hairband Tutorial

Now thread your needle with the yellow thread. You could either use thick embroidery thread or just double up like I did, if you use thin cotton you will be here forever.

Daisies Hairband Tutorial

Turn your flower over to the right side (the non-drawn on one) and running stitch around the centre circle. Pull the thread tight so the flower buckles a little and becomes more 3d and the petals stick up a bit.

Daisies Hairband Tutorial

Do a second round of running stitch in the gaps from the first one so it forms a complete circle of yellow:

Daisies Hairband Tutorial

Now stitch across the circle like this:

Daisies Hairband Tutorial

Then go back the other way so it forms a kind of cross hatching ^_^ and fills in the circle. Done!

Daisies Hairband Tutorial

Repeat for all of the daisies then sew them on to the ribbon ^_^ I used a green ribbon for the tie then added a yellow ribbon over the top as an extra dangly thingy.

Daisies Hairband Tutorial

And that’s it!

Daisy Hair Band Tutorial

Wear and enjoy ^_^

Daisy Hair Band Tutorial

Hope you enjoyed it! I’m feeling very Spring-ish today ^_^