Easter Bonnet Headband Tutorial and Giveaway! GIVEAWAY CLOSED

I am pretty excited about this post. Mainly because I don’t really want to give this outfit away which means it is pretty cute right? Also, I received so many comments and emails about Evies headband with her Butterfly Dress that I thought I could share a step by step on how I made the Easter Bonnet Headband so you can make one for your own cutie. When I was younger I LOVED over the top hats so I reveled in the opportunity to wear one to church on Easter, my own Easter Bonnet. Since I couldn’t find one I loved for Evie I thought instead I could make her a headband that was as bright and cheerful as an Easter bonnet:
This also gave me an excuse to get the boys gussied up in their Easter outfits and do a mini photoshoot.
 I literally thought of this at 4pm and ran around like a crazy women so the chillins were feed, dressed and ready to go when Daddy got home at 5:30. That even meant making Sawyer a bow tie!
I used Cheri’s retro pointed bow tie pattern from I am Mama Hear Me Roar. It was ridiculously easy to sew and took me no more then ten minutes once I had it cut out (which took about 2 ha!) I had the dickens of a time tying it though but I think that is mainly due to my inability to EVER learn how to even tie a tie let a lone a bow tie. Liam’s tie is actually a hand me down that I made Sawyer and is comically WAY to small. You can find the pattern and tutorial HERE by yours truely although I am going to be making a next size up pattern pretty soon :)
Evie’s dress will also go to the winner of the giveaway (details at the start of the tute). It was my original creation for the week in Project Run And Play where we fiddled with the Sweet Dress pattern. I loved it but it wasn’t over the top enough for me, super cute but rather unoriginal. So, I set it aside and came up with the Couture Cutie or Mullet dress.
This little number ended up making it to the darkness that is Evie’s dress closet and was not retrieved until this photoshoot. We just don’t have opportunities to put dresses like this on her so I thought it should go to a good home where it will get worn! Her leggings are of course from We Love Colors. Oh and I totally forgot to mention last time (and received a few inquires about it) Evie’s shoes, both the gold pair from before and this white pair are from Target online. I got them for a steal of deal: $2.30!!! I even ended up ordering some extra pairs for other little girls on the island ha! Okay enough about the clothes on to give away details and the tute.
Give Away Rules:
Leave a separate comment for each please:
You can be entered once by leaving a comment
A second time but posting about it on Facebook
But you MUST be willing to check back to see if you won by Saturday night USA time. I am currently in Singapore and want to get this in the mail while I am here so it will get to you lickety split as opposed to the over six weeks it would usually take. That means I HAVE to have your address by Saturday evening USA time so I can get the package in the mail on Monday morning my time. Yup, that means this is a super fast giveaway.
Now on to the Tute!!!
Now to begin with this headband is inspired by those made over on Heart Made. She does the most fabulous job of documenting her creations and every now and then will give you a little sneak peak of how she makes the amazing headbands in her Etsy shop, like HERE for example. So lets start out making our folded felt flower. I do this a little differently then she teaches on the tute I linked to above. Mainly because it makes it go faster ha!

First you will need to cut out one large felt circle and several smaller felt circles
Easy peasy right? Alright, now set this flower aside and grab some more felt, preferably in a corresponding color for your outfit. Now we are going to make the stacked flower. (Sorry about the light printing and dark pictures, 11pm isn’t the best time for lighting ha!)
All done with flower number two! Now on to how to make the fabric rosette. I first did a tutorial for this at the end of THIS post but I thought why not revisit it, it’s not like how to make them is and original thing anymore :)
Three flowers down, all that is left is the bow. I am sure there are better ways of doing this but since I am not a HUGE fan of bows (I think they are super cute just don’t ever seem to wear them or put them on Evie) I went for the path of least resistance ha!
Now all thats left to do is assemble… the minions!! Ha! Okay so maybe I have watched Despicable Me a few to many times. Forward with the assembly of the headband :)
It may be a bit over the top for some, but you could always tame it down by making the felt flowers a bit smaller and without a ginormous blue jewell ha!
I couldn’t believe Evie kept it on for as long as she did. Although, if you notice in ever picture it looks like something is in her mouth… yup we had to go with the candy bribe this time. Don’t worry I made sure not colored drool got on the dress :) There you have it! I hope you win, but if not now you can make your own to match YOUR cuties Easter dress, AND make matching ties and bow ties to go with it!


  1. 1

    Kristie says

    Thanks for the headband tutorial. I have some dresses done, now just need the headbands to match!
    Super cute dress! I love the tulle peaking out.
    Thanks again!

  2. 4

    ESKR says

    I love it! Thanks for the idea of making the headband. I think I will use the method for making some cute clips for my daughter!

  3. 5

    Melissa says

    Love the photos of the kids together, so cute! Thank you for the tutorial, I think I may try to make it! Would love a chance to win this one too :)

  4. 6

    Rachel says

    Very, very cute! How do you get her to keep it on her head though? Does she not pull it off like my daughter always seem to do?

    Also, I would love to win that dress.

  5. 8

    Natalie at Our Old Southern House says

    oh, i have just the outfit i need to make a handband for. thanks for the great tutorial!

  6. 9

    Caren says

    What a great dress (I'm imagining it right now on my daughter – sweet)! I can't believe you would take the time to think of us readers out here in cyberspace while you're in Singapore – how nice!
    Thanks for the tutorial, I'm just loving the flowers!!!

  7. 10

    Caren says

    ps – I clicked the little facebook icon under this post and it let me post a comment to my facebook page. I'd never done tat before – amazing how easily things are linked together on the internet. Just think – if you were born one generation back, you'd e stuck in no mans land without the internet and EVERYTHING would take 6 weeks, even a simple letter!

  8. 11

    Jessica says

    What a super fun outfit! I love all the bright colors. WHat a fun way to spruce up a little girl!

  9. 13

    Deanna says

    That is an adorable dress. Any my bald baby needs some bling on her fair little head.
    Thanks for your generosity!

  10. 14

    Deanna says

    Also shared it on FB hoping one of my friends will win if I don't and then give it to me, since it is little D's birthday this month. :)

  11. 15

    Tami says

    I love love LOVE the headband and dress. i would LOVE to win the dress and have my little girl wear it. I'm going to make a headband for sure and would love to try to make the dress too.

  12. 20

    Krystal says

    I'm having my first girl in May:):):) I would love this pretty dress for when she is bigger:) I also have 2 boys:) mine are 2 and 4 right now!
    Thank you for the giveaway and tute! I'm excited to make headbands:)

  13. 22

    PieceOfCake says

    I usually don't enter giveaways but I couldn't help myself! I LOVE this dress and headband! So cuteand I love your style. You have been an inspriation in so many ways to me, thank you!

  14. 25

    Jeff and Holly says

    Ok, So I seriously LOVE your blog. Everything you make is super cute! You've been in my reader since close to the beginning but I have never commented. I know kind of rude, but I had to tell you how much I adore all of your cute headbands you have been making lately, hopefully I'll make a few for Easter!

  15. 27

    Leslie says

    Oh how cute. I would LOVE this. My Erin would be so sweet in it. Oh thanks for the opportunity!

    lesliewilliams at hotmail dot com

  16. 32

    Sparklinbecks says

    This is such an adorable adorable dress! I love the colors! My sweet little one would look so cute in it!

    Thanks for the tutorial, cant wait to give it a try!

  17. 35

    The P*dunc's says

    I have this fabric! I am totally making an easter dress like that for my crazy little 3 y/o!

  18. 40

    Laura says

    Thanks for the step-by-step even though the directions were in other places. Sometimes it's easier to see it all come together :) My little girl is the same size as yours, and I love the dress! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    lauradavis2005 at gmail dot com

  19. 42

    The Rohners says

    Oh i love this SO so much! SO cute :)

    sugarbabyboutique {at} gmail {dot} com

  20. 44

    SHart says

    My almost 4 year old is becoming obsessed with headbands. Perfect timing for this tutorial! Thank you for taking the time to share it with us.
    sarahart at hotmail dot com

  21. 45

    Mindy says

    Kelly – you never cease to amaze me. I am so incredibly in awe of you!!! PS – I was in Paris last weekend.. and couldn't stop thinking about how jealous I am that you are MOVING THERE!!! What a change!!! I think my daughter would LOVE that dress!!!

  22. 53

    Stephanie says

    Kelly I LOVE this dress and headband! They are soo stinking cute. Even though I don't have any kids, I would give this to my wonderful neighbor/BFF who just had a little girl!

  23. 54

    Jocelyn says

    Gorgeous! The dress and the headband are so amazing. Thanks for sharing the tutorial and for the chance to win them! You are so generous! I hope my little girl gets to show them off! :)

  24. 56

    Krista Hansen says

    Those are some great ideas for a headband!! You are so amazing. I'm making my daughter a few of those dresses and now I have ideas for a headband or bow to match. Thanks!

  25. 57

    Mylinh says

    You know, it is over the top, but totally, crazy adorable! I wouldn't wear it myself, but I'd definitely put it on my daughter!!

  26. 61

    EHC says

    Just found out we are expecting a baby girl, so I am about to cut out a Sweet Little Dress to make for her. I would love to see your version show up on my doorstep for some inspiration!

  27. 64

    Jes says

    I love this tutorial! My daughter and I love to make flowers to wear in our hair, and the colors in this dress are fantastic!!!

  28. 65

    A.B. Cakes says

    I just love all of your stuff. I try to copy what you do, but your stuff always looks so much better!

  29. 70

    holly says

    So cute, I would love to win it for my niece! Love the headband. I made one similar for myself!
    hollydonahue at hotmail dot com

  30. 82

    Joy says

    I cannot wait to start making all of these great flowers! This would look too cute on my little girl! Thanks!

  31. 88

    Tiffany says

    So cute! I made those adorable felt flowers this weekend. I will be making some more soon. Thanks for the tutorial.

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    Sonja Lott Schleusner says

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress and headband your daughter is wearing!! Do you have a tutorial of how to make this exact dress (with the tulle coming out of the sleeves and under the bottom…and the bib front)??? I saw the tute for the Couture Cutie or Mullet Dress, but I want to make the Easter dress pictured above!! It is amazing!!! Thanks for your awesome tutorials!

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    Elizabeth says

    This is adorable! And your children are adorable too! :) I came here looking for the Deer Antlers for Christmas and found the headband flowers. I have 3 granddaughters I have to make these for! I knit and crochet so I can also use these on hats and headbands I knit and crochet. Now, going to go look for those Antlers. I want to make a pair so when I go to see my grandbabies I can be “Gramma dear” ;D.


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