Upcycled Flower Headband Tutorials (Earwarmers, Yes Please!)

If you missed it I posted this lovely tutorial last Monday over at:


The idea started because I need to have warm ears when I run.

I also have a serious need to look cute when I run (notice the running skirt). It gets cold in Cleveland and I want to be warm and look stylish when I shop, take the kids to school, and do just about anything.

So how do you look cute with a headband? Add an easy flower made of an old upcycled shirt of course.

You will need:

  • Headbands (I bough mine at JoAnn Fabrics for $1.49 each)
  • An old satin shirt or skirt (Thrift it! You will find amazing designs, colors, and prices)
  • Hot glue
  • A candle
  • Brads
  • A sparkly button (optional)
 Start by cutting your repurposed satin fabric (This was an old Limited brand shirt) into six circles of varying sizes.

I like to stack them on top of each other to make sure that they are truly varying in size. Not necessary, but kind of fun.

You will begin to singe the edges of the reused fabric. I like to work with a relatively new candle and then I just slowly work the fabric around as it melts into a crinkly round floral leaf. Make sure that the edges are truly singed so they do not fray.

Once you are done you will stack the upcycled satin rounds from largest to smallest and work your brad through the middle of it. You will pierce the brad through the headband.

Here is the front:

Take a little hot glue and glue the bottom leaf to the headband.

If you were going to add a little sparkly bling you would place a button or jewel on top of the brad.

Now put on your headband and enjoy!

Thank you so much for letting me share this headband tutorial at A Crafty and Creative Christmas and please come visit me at www.thetshirtdiaries.com for more fun eco-friendly holiday gift ideas.

Happy Upcycling,