Cluster Headband Tutorial

Cluster Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogHey everyone! It’s Brynde again from The Ribbon Retreat.
Today I’ll be showing you how to make super fast Cluster Headbands.

Cluster Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogThe supplies I used are listed below. Everything can be found at The Ribbon Retreat!
Fold Over Elastic
Marabou Puffs
Felt Circles
Gems (optional)
Glue Gun

Let’s get started! All you need is 3 items to cluster together. For this headband, I’m using a Gold Poppy, Azalea Fleur, and Turquoise Marabou Puff.

Cluster Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogLay your marabou puff down. Put glue on the back of the flowers and attach to the top of the marabou one at a time. Cluster them together like a triangle.

Cluster Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogIt’s as easy as that! A fun flower cluster that’s ready to be put on a headband.

Cluster Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogCut your Fold Over Elastic to your desired length. I did mine at 15”, perfect for a 3-6 month old baby. 1. Seal the ends with a lighter or your preferred method. 2. Add a line of glue to the top side of one end. 3. Bring the other end of elastic around and attach to the glue. Make sure there aren’t any twists in the elastic.

Cluster Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog1. Now turn your flower cluster over and glue your headband to it. I put the seam right in the middle because it will eventually be covered by felt.

2. Cover the back with 3 felt circles to make it look nice and professional.

Cluster Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogThere you have it. A fun Cluster Headband that is perfect for a girl of any age! All you have to do is adjust the elastic length. So fast & easy! You could even attach the flower cluster to a metal headband for teens and adults, or just a hair clip.

Cluster Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogNow grab some more flowers, marabou, gems, etc and make some more!

For this headband, I clustered together a Dark Coral Sweet Pea, Jungle Green French Twist, and Brown 2” Pom Posy.

Cluster Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogFor this headband, I used an Oatmeal Lily, Cranberry Fleur, and an Ivory Marabou Puff. I added a Dainty Glamour Gem to the center of the Lily.

I love all these headbands, but I think this one is my favorite!

Be creative! There are endless combinations you could make. Have fun making headbands!

Until next time,

Thank you Brynde!
Do you love making headbands? They are so quick and easy. They also work as a perfect gift for a new little bundle or for the first day of school for your little lady. All I know is that they are adorable AND look amazing on any little head, all the way up to a grown up. They would also look FABulous on a broach to wear to the office or to just add a little pizzazz to your outfit!

For more headband ideas, check out these fun tutorials too…
Flower Handbands with Skinny Elastic, Pom Posy Headband, Zipper Flower Necklace and Headband, French Twist Flower Headband.

Happy Creating!
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  1. Peggy
    Posted September 5, 2013 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    Love the headband. How do you make the. Flowers or where are they purchased

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 5, 2013 at 8:09 am | Permalink

      Hi Peggy! Thank you for your comment and question. You can get all of the supplies to make these amazing headbands at The Ribbon Retreat. We are a one stop shop! You will love shopping here! Thank you Peggy and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  2. Martha
    Posted September 5, 2013 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    The headbands are SO, SO cute! Would have loved to see them modeled too.

  3. esma
    Posted December 13, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    hi where are you buy glue gun

    • Posted December 14, 2013 at 6:48 am | Permalink

      Hi Esma! Thank you for your question. You can purchase glue guns right here at The Ribbon Retreat. You can find our great selection here. We also sell glue sticks which can be found here. Thank you Esma! Michelle 🙂

  4. darlene smith
    Posted October 28, 2015 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    Several months ago I purchased 5 kits. I have watched just about every video/tutorial on your site; however, I still cannot figure out how to put it all together to make the headband. Will you show me please how to put three or more flowers on maribu fluff. They don’t seem to fit on the maribu felt piece and how do I not get hot glue on the fluff. Frantic in Friendswood, Tx

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted November 4, 2015 at 7:00 am | Permalink

      Hi Darlene! Thank you for your question. Making flower clusters can definitely be challenging at first! My suggestion would be to try to hot glue the flowers together first on your felt pieces. Then with the big surface area you now have on the bottom of the flowers (trim any excess felt if you want to) put the hot glue on the felt and then attach the flower cluster to the marabou last. Again, this definitely takes practice until you get used to working with big flowers and felt and marabou or gems, resins, etc. Good luck and hope you have a wonderful day! Thank you again! Michelle 🙂

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