Sunday, February 20, 2011

Five Minute Flower Headband Tutorial


This adorable headband can be made in 5 minutes, even for the non-crafter.  My girls LOVE wearing these big flowers.  You can find them in the floral section at craft stores, such as Michaels.  Look for the flowers that aren't too bulky, have a nice look to them, and aren't too big.

Supplies Needed:
-  Silk Flower
-  Felt, about 2" square in any color
-  Elastic (I believe mine was 1/4" or thicker, black, and about 20")
-  Needle and Thread
-  Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks

Directions:

1)  Remove the flower from the stem.  I normally would remove the extra green on the flower, but in this case, it was well glued to the petals.  If you have extra green bulk here that can easily be removed without damaging the flower, I would do so.  (See my instructions for the Five Minute Flower Clip for an example.)

2)  Carefully cut the extra plastic that is protruding from the back of the flower.

3)  Add some hot glue to the end you just cut.  The center holds all over your flower petals together, so you want to secure it.

4)  Measure the head you are making the headband for.  You will want to cut your elastic to a length that fits comfortably around the head, making sure you have some overlap to sew it together.

5)  Hand sew the elastic into a loop.  Make sure it isn't twisted before you begin to sew.  I used white thread here so you can see.  This does not have to be perfect, or look good for that matter.  No one will ever see it :)


6)  Cut a circle from your felt.  I used a circle about 2" in diameter.

7)  Hot glue the headband to the back of your flower, adding glue to the elastic where you had sewn the ends together.  That way you can hide your stitching. 


8)  Add hot glue to one side of your felt circle, covering it well.  Carefully place the glue-side of the circle on the backside of the flower, covering up the elastic band.  Press down gently, making sure not to get burnt by the glue through the felt!  You may want to flip the flower over and gently press from the top down, to secure it.

NOTE:  You may want to go into the flower, between the layers of petals, and add some hot glue into the center of the flower.  This will give it some extra security, and minimize the risk of your flower coming apart.

And that is it!!!  So cute!



8 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I wish my girls were girly-girls. They don't want anything in their hair. :(

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  2. So Pretty, Great Photo ! Adorable Model ! Nice Tutorial - thanks for sharing it

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  4. Absolutley adorable, I have to make these for my girls, they would love them!

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