DIY Baby Headband to Kids Hair Clip in 10 Simple Steps

posted by nicole

One of the best parts of having a baby girl is getting to coordinate each of her outfits with adorably cute accessories! Since G was little, I’ve had so much fun (and still do) dressing her up like a little doll. Headbands were my favorite baby accessory; they could complete any outfit and also help tame my daughter’s wild head of hair. I had a whole drawer of baby headbands and squeezed them on her little head for as long as I could. When they reached the point where they were leaving marks on her forehead, I knew they had seen their day (Pain is not beauty at infancy!). I couldn’t bear to just throw them all away; they were like new. After loving the painting class and cooking class I had recently taken, I decided to keep the creative juices flowing and try my hand at some crafting.  In 10 simple steps, I turned those tiny newborn headbands to kids hair clips, and gave my daughter’s newborn accessories a second life.

Here’s how I turned my daughter’s baby headbands into kids clips:


  • Baby headband that no longer fits
  • 2 1/4 inch alligator clip (s)
  • Hot glue gun and glue stick
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • lighter for heat sealing


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I am so happy with the way the hair clips came out.  This process is so easy and the result is adorable and functional!


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