DIY KENTUCKY DERBY HEADBAND

Add some colorful roses and some mini horses to a headband for an alternative to a big hat for the Kentucky Derby (or Cinco de Mayo) with this fun and festive DIY Kentucky Derby Headband!

DIY Kentucky Derby Headband Feature by Trinkets in Bloom

This was supposed to be finished before the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, however, things didn’t quite work out. So I decided to make it into a cross over Kentucky Derby/Cinco De Mayo Headband. Both involve beautiful flowers, not really sure if the horses crossover but you get the picture.

TOOLS & MATERIALS:

  • Plastic horses
  • Faux roses
  • Headband
  • 1.5 inch satin ribbon
  • Hot glue
  • Gold paint
  • Scissors

DIY Kentucky Derby Headband supplies by Trinkets in Bloom
step 1
Fold one end of your ribbon over the end of your headband and secure with hot glue.

step 2
Measure your ribbon to go all the way around your headband with enough to fold over, cut.DIY Kentucky Derby Headband ribbon ends by Trinkets in Bloom

Measure a second length of ribbon for the inside of your headband and cut.

step 3
Add small amounts of glue to the headband to keep your ribbon from sliding.

Fold the end of your ribbon over and secure with glue.DIY Kentucky Derby Headband ribbon inside by Trinkets in Bloom

step 4
The inside of your headband.

Fold about a half inch over on your ribbon and glue.

Then glue it to the inside of your headband right on the edge.

Add glue all along the inside of the headband and press the ribbon into it.

When you get to the end fold the end of your ribbon over and secure it to the end of the headband.

step 5
Then fold the sides of your ribbon over in thirds to make the ends smaller.DIY Kentucky Derby Headband ribbon by Trinkets in Bloom

step 6
Paint your horses.DIY Kentucky Derby Headband 2 horses by Trinkets in Bloom

You can also use spray paint if you prefer.

You may need to paint a couple coats.DIY Kentucky Derby Headband 3 horses by Trinkets in Bloom

Let dry.

step 7
Cut your roses off your bunch leaving a little bit of stem.DIY Kentucky Derby Headband cut flowers by Trinkets in Bloom

step 8
Glue your roses to the top of your headband.DIY Kentucky Derby Headband gluing flowers by Trinkets in BloomDIY Kentucky Derby Headband gluing flowers 2 by Trinkets in Bloomkentucky-derby-headband-flowers

step 9
Glue your horses in between your roses.DIY Kentucky Derby Headband finished by Trinkets in BloomDIY Kentucky Derby Headband finished back by Trinkets in BloomDIY Kentucky Derby Headband photo 1 by Trinkets in BloomDIY Kentucky Derby Headband Photo 2 by Trinkets in Bloom

This project could be altered for many events or holidays. It could also be a great start for an alternative Easter bonnet too!

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

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