Madilyn absolutely LOVES to dress just like me. I am required to wear to bed whatever it is that she wore to bed that night. That means no more sleeping nekkid for me because she makes sure to wake up early every morning just to make sure that I dressed like her for my slumber. I mean, literally, sheets off, “Hey Mama, you didn’t wear leggings and a tank top to bed last night, I’m going to be the biggest pain in your side for the rest of the day.” checking on me. This is how I wake up every morning.
This twinsies phase is awesome and I’m eating it up. Although I do miss sleeping in the buff from time to time, I haven’t convinced her that’s a good idea yet.
We’ve even been wearing our hair alike and painting our nails the same way. The problem I’m running into lately is that there are few headbands on the market that fit both my small adult head and her small child head. I am not a seamstress at all and I don’t want to drop $50 on headbands a the local boutiques, so I devised this genius, super cheap headband hack made with felt, glitter, and *drumrollplease* a hot glue gun.
To see how we wore it, check out our #HeartMyHair Conair post.
With a pale colored crayon, draw three circles or flower shapes on your felt. Each flower has three parts, one large, one medium, one small. My headband had three, Madilyn’s had two.
Cut the pieces out with good-quality scissors.
Use your hot glue gun to glue the medium piece onto the large piece then the small piece onto the medium piece of felt so that it looks like this:
Repeat that step for each flower.
Use glitter glue or puffy paint to line the border of each flower. You can leave it as-is or spread it out a little bit to create a sort of glitter ombre look.
Once the glitter is dry, hot glue your flowers together.
Then cut another piece of felt out and hot glue one half of it down on the back of your flowers.
Place your headband down under the felt piece then hot glue the other half down. You want your headband to be free under there, not glued down.
Once the hot glue cools and hardens, your headband is ready to wear!