Making a Daisy Hairband With Leatherette – Silhouette America Blog

Making a Daisy Hairband With Leatherette

Summer is coming, and you know what that means – warm weather, weddings, and parties! You know, I always liked the idea of an afternoon beach wedding; the simplicity and freedom of attire appeal to me. Picture a simple tea length gown, and this little handmade gem of a hairband to keep the wind from messing with your ‘do.

You can make several of these super quick. Silhouette’s Leatherette Sheets are the perfect material to use to make them. And the secret to the flowers?

Page borders aren’t just for paper anymore, baby!

Supplies Needed:

Step One: Cut Your Pieces

Making a Daisy Hairband With Leatherette

You can get two of these hairbands per sheet of Leatherette. To start, open the Flower Border (ID #39011), resize it to 9 in. Height using the Scale tool. Right click on the border and Duplicate it to make two.

Next, draw a 10 in. x 0.125 in. strip. Duplicate this as well, so you have a total of 14 pieces. Open the Cut Tool, adjust the settings and your blade to cut the Leatherette Sheets, and send the project to your Silhouette machine.

Step Two: Braid Your Strips

Making a Daisy Hairband With Leatherette

Take four safety pins and pin together four sets of three strips each. Braid each of these all the way to the end. Here’s a tip for you: Pin the strips to the leg of your pants for stability and speedy braiding! Once you’ve gotten to the end of the braid, fold the loose end over to create a loop and stitch to secure. This will allow us to make the hairbands adjustable later.

Remove the safety pin from two braids and stitch them together. What you should end up with is a long braid with two looped ends. Center the flower border in the middle and use the glue gun to attach it to the braid. You only need to add a dab of glue under each flower – that way the glue stays hidden from sight.

Step Three: Add Rhinestones

Making a Daisy Hairband With Leatherette

Any type of direct contact heat tool (usually an iron) will adhere these rhinestones. But because of the finish on the leatherette, I would recommend a rhinestone heat tool like the one shown above to make sure you don’t damage the material. 20ss Rhinestones fit perfectly on these flower centers.

Step Four: Add Adjustment Band

Making a Daisy Hairband With Leatherette

To make your hairband adjustable, grab one of your leftover strips and string it through the two looped ends of the braids. Overlap the ends as shown, and tie them securely to each other (but not too tightly, they need to be able to slide).

All done! To make the hairband smaller, pull the free ends on the knots. To loosen again, gently pull on the loop itself. Pretty nice, huh? This is the same way I make adjustable bracelets and choker necklaces. Which, by the way, is something else the leatherette sheets are fabulous for 😉

Making a Daisy Hairband With Leatherette

Have you tried out the leatherette sheets? Leave a comment below and tell me what you’ve made!

Niki Coursey

Hi, y’all! I’m Niki from Cardstoq and I love all things crafty, colorful, and CaS (clean and simple)! I live in San Antonio, TX with my husband, two kiddos and a plethora of pets. I’ve been making pretty things as long as I can remember. As a kiddo in Newfoundland, Canada, I used to spend my money at the tiny craft store next to my grandmother’s house. I graduated from pompoms and popsicle sticks to scrapbooking, but that quickly morphed into quilling and then to handmade greeting cards. I first discovered the magic that is my Silhouette CAMEO about a year into cardmaking, and I have never looked back. When I’m not crafting, you can find me relaxing in the backyard, searching online for the latest card challenges, or taking an interesting online course. I’m currently trying to teach myself hand lettering and how to improve my writing. I am so glad to be a part of Silhouette America’s design team this year and I look forward to sharing projects, ideas, and inspiration with all of you!

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8 comments

  1. How cute! I didn’t even know there was a leatherette product. I don’t wear headbands, myself, but I can see this being a neat thing for people who do (or those with little girls. ) Thanks for sharing!

  2. So glad you liked the post, Dawn! The leatherette is pretty resilient, too – you DIY all kinds of little leather-like projects. Think: tassels for your purse, wallets, or hair ties!

  3. Hello Niki,
    This is beautiful and I am excited to try making one for my friend, and I have the leatherette sheets (just need to get a Rhinestone setter)! Thank you so much for this inspiration and tutorial.
    P.S. I am “just down the road” in Corpus Christi 🙂

    1. Hey neighbor! Haha! Let me know how it turns out

  4. This is gorgeous, Niki 🙂 I love headbands! Will have to make myself one. Even just the braided ones are cute to wear!

    1. Me too, Connie! I like wearing the little braided ones when I’m making cards with a painted element. My hair is pretty long and I always manage to have it fall forward into my work. Haha!

  5. Love the leatherette sheets! I have made many tassels so far, but can’t wait to try this headband idea! Thanks!!

    1. Hey, you’re most welcome! I’m glad my post inspired you 😀

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