Wednesday, September 1, 2010

DIY: Vintage Inspired Flower Headbands

While I was in Utah I bought this headband at a little boutique. It was defintely overpriced, but I bought it anyway, because I loved it and I thought I could use it as a pattern to make more. Being the Mother of 5 boys, I am not sure why I thought I needed to make more ...but o well, I did:) Sometimes I just get in the mood to make somthing and not just paper airplanes, you know?!
It was fun figuring out what I needed at the craft store and one evening when the boys were all tucked in bed, I made a bunch of red ones.
I kept one and then gave the others away to my Young Women at church, and sent some off to my sisters and nieces who had birthdays.
I need to make more for the rest of the birthdays now:)
This is what I did:
1. Picked up supplies at the Hobby Lobby (craft store).
*Suede material in red and green
*Wire hair bands (set of 3 for $1.99)
*Pearls (for center--found in the beading dept)

2. Gather supplies at home:
*glue gun
*BBQ/candle lighter
*Needle and thread
*Cardstock for pattern

3. Cut the cardstock to make a pattern of 2 small pointed leaves and 6 little circles going down in size starting at about 2.5 inches across. You can see my "pattern" in the top left corner of the picture.

4. Using the patterns trace the circles and leaves on the smooth side of your suede fabric and cut out.
5. With the BBQ/candle lighter, lightly "burn" the edges of the fabric circles so they slightly curl up all the way around.

6. Next carefully wrap the wire headbands with hemstich tape and secure on the ends with a dab of hot glue from your glue gun.

7. Thread your needle with a light cream color thread and sew the pearl on top of all 6 circles laying on top of each other from largest to smallest.

8. Attach the petals to the bottom of the flower and then attach the flower onto the middle- lower side of the prepared headband with your hot glue gun.

and...Viola, you are done!!
Now does anybody know of some good craft ideas that my boys would enjoy??


Mindy said...

Cute, cute headbands! I am always so impressed with how Erin and you figure out things like that. Can I have one for my birthday!?! :)

Jeanelle said...

Hi I found your blog after reading your cooking one. We made headbands almost exactly like this at YW camp this summer but used ribbon instead of suede and burned the edges with a flame to make them curl. I was too busy for crafts at camp so don't have one to show you but the girls loved them and are all wearing theirs still.

Erin said...

I absolutely LOVE mine, thanks sis! So darling!

Jan S said...

So cute! If I was 20 instead of 60, I would have you make one for me! :)

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