Last week I decided to start searching for some props for a newborn named Bella I would be shooting the following week. I don’t photograph babies often so I wanted some backup prop options on top of what Bella’s mom Jessica would be bringing . I did not find anything inspiring at any of the chain stores. I found some great stuff on Etsy but did not have time to order and wait.
So refusing to admit defeat I started researching DIY items, baby headbands in particular. I came across this gem of a post. The headbands were too cute and easy to make….I mean I made them so enough said. I did add a bit of a spin to mine by sewing in a couple of charms that were related to the theme of Bella’s room. The only challenge I had while looking for materials was acquiring stretchy ribbon for the headband portion. I found a wide white one at Joann Fabrics and a really thin one that I doubled up at a local jewelry making store. I did not love the stark white ribbon. I had hoped to find something off white or cream but it was very soft and I think will be kinder to a baby’s head. I had a lot of fun making these. I will probably make some more with the remaining material just to keep as props for the future and then send some to friends who just had a baby.
I already have my next non-baby related DIY project planned. I realized that I miss craft time from childhood :). Oh also I realized that glue from a hot glue gun is reaaaallyy hot!
This last one was the first one I made and my favorite. I think it had to do with the materials. The ribbon for the flowers was japanese silk. And I like that the headband material in this ribbon was cream rather than stark white. Must go online to find better stretchy ribbon options.