My daughter’s birthday party is this weekend, and I am just getting the finishing touches ready. The theme is based on her favorite animal (and also, coincidentally, her first word)—cats! So, whether you are planning a birthday party, or you just happen to have a cat lover in your life, this cat ear flower headband is a perfect project for you.
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How to Make It
1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the cat ear flower headband pieces.
Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending them through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.
2. Start by folding the cat ears and attaching them to the headband with hot glue. Then, attach the next cat ear layer to the front of each ear.
Assembling the Large Flower
3. Gather the flower petals and the scalloped center section of the large flower.
Roll the center section, gluing as you go. Then fluff out the little petals.
Next, glue each of your large petals together, forming a circle. Attach the center section.
Assembling the Small Flowers
4. Separate your petals into two even groups, and cut two small pieces of floral wire.
Make a little cut at the base of each petal. Then, overlap the two base sections and glue them together, forming a small bend in the petals.
Next, glue something to the end of your floral wire to start attaching your petals to (I used a little piece of yarn, but a small pom pom or even just a little ball of paper would work fine).
Glue each of your petals around the end of the floral wire, one at a time. Curl the tips of your outermost petals outward if you’d like.
5. Arrange your flowers, vines, and leaves however you’d like! You can do something centered and symmetrical, or something offset and asymmetrical as I did here.
How adorable is that!? Even as an adult, I think it would be fun to wear this! Now, hopefully, I can convince my soon-to-be 2-year-old to wear it at her party.
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other fun freebies available on my blog!
Enjoy putting this cat ear flower headband together. And don’t forget to share your super cute, finished creation with me on Instagram!
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