A bit of vintage…for a bitty price

Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE prop shopping.

In fact, it’s possible one might label me addicted to prop shopping.

However, every now and then it’s fun to make your own unique creations…especially when they are as quick as these vintage-inspired headbands!

A little stretchy lace, soaked in tea, small piece of felt, some embellishments and your trusty glue gun

You can totally get creative with the embellishments. Flowers, feathers, netting, beads, buttons. (as long as it isn’t poky on the little precious baby it is going on!)

SAFETY NOTE: If you are creating things to use with older babies + toddlers, PLEASE be sure all pieces are secure, and always supervise them when they are wearing your creations!

In the comments below, let us know what DYI prop idea you would like us to tackle next!

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12 Comments

  1. Jeannette Katzir on October 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Love it!

  2. Nicole Hardin Jackson on October 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    DIY bow ties would be awesome! 🙂

  3. Stephanie Morency on October 25, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I’d love to see something along the lines of basket filler……… those blankets on etsy are so expensive, there must be an easy way, even though I can’t knit or crochet. 😉

  4. Jill Byrd on October 26, 2012 at 5:39 am

    Love this!!
    What about restoring a prop, like an old bucket or crate for a DYI project? 🙂

  5. Darcy on December 31, 2012 at 4:05 am

    What does “DYI” stand for?

    • lisa on January 6, 2013 at 2:42 pm

      It’s a typo! Should be DIY (do-it-yourself!)

  6. Tansy McKenzie McElroy on March 12, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I have a ceramic flower pot, that is the shape of a tea cup ans saucer, I would like to up-scale it do you have any ideas I could use to cover the surface.

    • China Busques Ard on March 12, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      Would modpodge work? Maybe like vintage print scrapbook paper or fabric?

    • Tansy McKenzie McElroy on March 12, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      China Busques Ard,you mean like a paper mache over the top? I was wondering also like a plaster.. to re-texture it and then add paint, to vintage it up.

    • China Busques Ard on March 12, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      Yeah kinda like paper mâché I guess:)

  7. Lauren on March 8, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Where did you find the stretchy lace? Did you buy a big piece from the fabric store, or did it come that thin? I’ve been looking for some, but can’t find it anywhere.

    • Lisa on March 8, 2014 at 8:29 am

      I believe it was from Michael’s (a big craft store)

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