Rainbow Felt Headband Tutorial

Kenzie’s rainbow birthday party is coming up, and she wants a rainbow party.  Convenient that it’s around St. Patrick’s Day, so there’s tons of inspiration everywhere.  One thing I wanted to do for the gift bags was to have us make each girl a headband representing each color of the rainbow.  Today, we worked on them. I bring you my rainbow felt headband tutorial so you can make them yourself.  Stay tuned for the final results of the party you’ll see us preparing for.  The party is at the end of the month.

The first thing you do is cut out 4 flower shapes.  I found a cookie cutter I had to use as a template.  You can make your own template or find something to trace.  You then put a dab of clue in the center and fold them in half.

You’ll put a dot of glue down  in the center and put one petal on top.  Then, another dot of glue and layer the next petal.

Rainbow Colored Felt Headbands how to Step 4

Rainbow Colored Felt Headbands how to Step 5

The final one goes over one side of the flower and under the other – putting glue in spots to hold it in place.

Rainbow Colored Felt Headbands how to Step 6

The final step was to cut out a felt circle and glue that onto the back of the flower, sandwiching it around the Goody elastic headbands I purchased at Safeway.  Fluff up your felt flower, and you’ve got yourself a cute headband.
The girls were able to help every step of the way.  My one warning is the hot glue gun.  I burn myself, so I had to be so careful with the girls giving tons of training and direction.  Only you will know if your kids can handle it. Take it day to day based on behavior.  There are some days I’d never attempt it.  We were having a great day of obedience, so I had faith we could do it.  I would let the hot glue cool a bit before I let them fold the flowers over and hold them in place.  Both girls were able to help in tracing and my oldest was able to help with some of the cutting…especially the circles.

Rainbow Colored Felt Headbands in process


  1. says

    Hi Jodi! These headbands are so, so cute! I have a granddaughter spending the night and I know she would love to make these. Your tutorial is great and clear to follow.

    You have the sweetest blog here. I have perused many of your posts and enjoyed each one. Precious little ones!

    So nice stopping by to visit!
    Kindly, Lorraine

    • says

      Thanks so much, Lorraine. I’m so glad you dropped by. I had actually pinned your beautiful jello dessert, and people are re-pinning it like crazy on my end. I appreciate you stopping by my little corner. I have to say that you don’t look old enough to be a grandma, but I really do hope you’ll do this with the kids. I’m sure they’d enjoy it. God bless!

  2. says

    I am planning my daughter’s rainbow party for this Sunday! This is a great idea for favors. We’re making bracelets with rainbow beads with each kids’ name. We have a couple boys coming to the party, so I’ll have to think of something to give them, if we do your super cute headbands!
    Thanks for sharing!

    • says

      Cool – I’m so glad you were inspired by it. I am going to have to look back to see the results of your party. We’re preparing for our daughter’s rainbow party next weekend. Have a lot of fun!

  3. says

    Hi Ms. Jodi! Thank you soooo much for sharing! My Li’l Pumpkin is turning 1 this November, and I’m starting to plan things… And I’ve decided that her theme will be RAINBOW! And this is a great idea for gift bags!!! And I’m pretty sure they’ll love it! (except for the boys! haha!)

    God bless you!

    Nikkael. :)

    Btw. I’m from the Philippines! :)


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