DIY- Baby Feather Headdress

Last week I shared my whimsical DIY: Doily Dream Catcher tutorial and this week I am carrying on the tribal theme with a "how-to" on creating a feather headdress for your baby girl or boy (just change up colors/embellishments). For this adorable DIY attempt, I turned to the AMAZING Kelly Murray! She is not only a mommy and wife, she is a very talented illustrator from San Diego and now head designer of Jedidiah Clothing Company. You may recognize her name, as I re-posted her daughter's charming nursery that I used as inspiration when coming up with a general theme for my daughter, McKenzie's nursery. Thank goodness, she is still able to find the time in her wonderfully busy schedule to share her amazing DIY tutorials.  Lucky for me, she was my first stop while searching for an easy tutorial on how to assemble a feather headdress small enough to fit my eight month old. So hear you go, I hope you find it easy and enjoyable!
DIY: Baby Feather Headdress Tutorial

  • Needle and thread
  • Elastic - I measured McKenzie's head, cut accordingly and hand stitched the ends together. Elastic is available in several colors and can be purchased at your local craft store.
  • Large Feathers- color of your choosing
  • Small accent feathers - color of your choosing
  • Felt - I cut into two strips. I chose same color as my elastic
  • Embellishments of your choosing
  • Hot glue gun
How To:
  1. I started by simply lining up my smaller accent feathers to length I wanted then glued onto one strip of felt
  2. I lined up my larger feathers, then glued the felt (containing the smaller accent feathers) on top,  creating a front row and back row :)
  3. After allowing the feathered felt strip to dry, I centered and glued my feathered felt strip onto the front side of my elastic.
  4. I attached another strip of felt on the opposite(back) side to clean it up a bit and to add a bit of extra comfort.
  5. I then clipped the ends of the feather stems that peaked out at the bottom
  6. Lastly, I decorated the front of the felt strip with embellishments and let dry. 
>>> Depending on your preferred height, you may want to trim the feathers off the top after trying on <<<

{Note: Please do not leave your baby alone or lay your baby down for a nap wearing any type of jewelry or accessory such as the item featured today}


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Kenzie!!! My Kenzie actually kept it on and it looks adorable!!

  2. hooray! It's naptime.

    I'm in love with this. I may have to take this and snowball with it to come up with something to go with my autumn line of teepees! How perfect would that be! Thanks for this inspiration, and sharing the DIY. Your blog really is one of my very favorites. You've got a great eye. I love seeing what you'll share next!

    1. Oh wonderful!!! I'm so happy to have inspired a new item in your shop!! It would be SOOOOOOOOO fitting!! I know they will be absolutely beautiful, I can't wait to see what your shop has in store!!! Eeeeeeek!

  3. awww makes me want a girl! :)

    Would really like it if you linked up to Super Sunday over at Who needs a Cape? Hope to see you there! http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/06/super-sunday-party-4/

    1. Thanks for stopping by Heather!! I will definitely check out your link party!! :)

  4. Oh my goodness! This is adorable. I hope you'll post your little one wearing it soon!

    1. Thank you Heather!!! I will soon post our family photo session in which she has a few shots wearing it.. It truly is the cutest little play accessory and she shockingly kept it on! lol!

  5. Oh! Can't wait to see the photos!! Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!

    Dimples & Pig Tales

    1. Thank you for stopping by Amber!!! Hopefully I will have those photos up soon! :)

  6. Hi there! I just wanted to let you know that I loved your Baby Feather Headdress from last weeks Pin It Party! I am a co-host and I pinned your link to the The Best of The Pin IT Party Board.

    It is also going to be featured on my blog on Thursday, when the Pin It Party goes live for this week!

    Just thought I'd let you know and invite you back this week to link up again!

    Enjoy the rest of the week!
    A Geek In Glasses

  7. Oh wow! Thank you Stephanie!!! I'm honored and can't wait to see our feature this coming thursday! I have Pin It Party on my party list and look forward to linking up! :)


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