DIY Baby Headbands

This week I had the pleasure of hosting my new niece Ms. Evelyn.  She made her big Minnesota debut at 10 weeks old from Columbia, SC.  My sister told me to stop buying her stuff, but as a PANK (professional aunt no kids) that is impossible (yes, I fall into a category identified by retailers as people who over-buy for their nieces/nephews – it’s real, here is an article).

I love all of the cute accessories for babies and found these SUPER simple, SUPER cheap, SUPER cute headbands on Pinterest and had to give them a try.


  • T-shirts (the cheaper the better, clearance, goodwill, etc) – but stretchy works best
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors


  • Cut the bottom seam off of your shirt, then cut about a 2″ strip
  • Gently stretch the strips, then fold one of them into a “fish”
  • Lay the second piece over the “fish”


  • Put the right side of the “u” under the left side of the “fish”, then put the left side of the “u” in the center of the “fish” loop
  • This is probably the hardest part, but I have confidence in you 😉 – pull the right side of the “u” UNDER the left side, but over the “fish”


  • Now you have your nautical knot!  Gently pull each side so you have a tighter knot and about even ends on each side


  • Use a hot glue gun to connect the ends, and you can even wrap with a scrap piece of material to cover to make it look a little better

Vioala!  An adult small shirt made the right size for my two-month old Evelyn, and I shortened them a bit for my friend’s newborn daughter.  You can mix colors depending on what you are going for!


The headbands are cute, but I have to say the model may be stealing the show (I’m biased 😉 )

This would be a great activity for a baby shower activity as well!

Enjoy 😉

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