Firecracker Headband

Firecracker Headband - The Ribbon Retreat BlogHello again, Ribbon Retreat readers! It’s Sarah from Craft Quickies, and I am so thrilled to be here with you again after sharing my “big girl” Firecracker Bows last week. I love those bows with all of my heart, but, as you can see, this little lady of mine doesn’t have any hair worth writing home about. So for now we are stuck with headbands for her. I just knew I could come up with a “baby” version of my Firecracker Bows, and I was right!
This was as easy as the original Firecracker Bows!
Maybe even easier! Here we go!

Firecracker Headband - The Ribbon Retreat BlogHere are the supplies that you will need for your baby firecracker headband:
* Patriotic Ribbons — I used one package of the American Pride ribbons,
along with a bit of turquoise solid grosgrain ribbon to match the tutu.
* a double prong clip
* a bit of felt
* a hot glue gun and glue
* a star ribbon slider
* a dark red sequin headband

Make this darling Firecracker Headband for your patriotic baby in less than 30 minutes!If you want to complete the look to be as fab as Little Miss Thing here, then you will also need to order the Turquoise Baby Fairytale Tutu. It is only $5.99!!! Can you believe it?! You would have to spend more than that just to MAKE a tutu! Sheesh! SCORE! (Boots courtesy of Old Navy.)

Firecracker Headband - The Ribbon Retreat BlogNow let’s get started! Decide how big you want your “firecracker” and cut a bunch of ribbons at slightly varying lengths. I think mine were about 6 inches long, but I like BIG on my baby. Cut the edge into cute wedges. You may want to seal them with Fray Check.

Firecracker Headband from Craft Quickies-3 Firecracker Headband from Craft Quickies-5Now you need to fold your top ribbon up and wiggle it into the star ribbon slider. Once it’s all the way through twist, wiggle, and adjust until it looks straight. I took a picture of this but can’t find the file anymore. Sorry.

Lay all of the ribbons out in the way that you like them. Now use dots of hot glue to pile the ribbons on top of one another. Glue the ribbon with the slider firmly onto the top of the pile of ribbons.

Make this darling Firecracker Headband for your patriotic baby in less than 30 minutes!Once your pile is finished you can attach your double prong clip. My favorite way to seal my clip is to “trap” them between a small square and strip of felt, as shown below. It is LOCKED in there.

Make this darling Firecracker Headband for your patriotic baby in less than 30 minutes! Make this darling Firecracker Headband for your patriotic baby in less than 30 minutes!Now just clip it onto your sequin headband! The great thing about putting the bow on a clip instead of directly to the headband is that when your little gal finally gets lots of hair you can use it as a regular hair clip!
Cuteness that will last for years! Score!

Isn’t it cute?! I am pretty pumped for her to toddle along in our neighborhood
4th of July parade wearing this outrageous getup!

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Oh my goodness, Sarah that is purely ADORABLE! Your little model is beyond cute, and I love those red boots. 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing this firecracker headband with us and showing us how to turn the “big girl” firecracker into the “baby girl” firecracker, for those sweet little ladies that aren’t quite blessed with long flowing hair yet.
You are amazing, and we love you!

I can not believe how cute that headband is and coupled with that fluffy tutu, it tops the cake. I think we all need a turquoise tutu and red boots to sport around at all of our 4th of July celebrations…don’t you? I also can not believe how close the 4th of July is! Yipppeee!!!

I love the 4th of July and am so excited for all of the fun crafts that accompany celebrating our nation’s independence. Check out these amazing patriotic crafts and hair bows.

Stay tuned for more 4th of July crafts exploding with cuteness and fun coming your way…SOON!

*What are some of your 4th of July traditions? I would love to hear all about them!*

Happy Creating!
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  1. Tarissa
    Posted June 14, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    I love the boots with the tutu!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 17, 2013 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

      Hi Tarissa! So so so cute huh?!? Thanks for your comment. 🙂

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