Thursday, December 16, 2010

Rosette Flower Headbands

I finally finished some headbands and I love them. Too bad I have to give away some for gifts so I better make some more for me to wear!

I used a combination of these tutorials from The Dating Divas & Crafting and Creativity.

  • Headbands from the $1 - I found some packs with 5-8 in them and some came with clips so I might try and so some flower clips too.
  • 1 1/2 in strips of fabric (Wal-mart usually has a little bin of leftover fabric that's on clearance) - the longer the strip, the bigger the flower
  • pearls (I bought a huge assortment package of pearls at Wal-mart for $9)
  • fabric scissors
  • hot glue and glue gun (I also used some E6000 glue for adding pearls and adding it to the headband because I've had hot glue headbands come undone over time)

I like tying a knot at the end of mine to start, but if you're going to add the flower to a headband, I wouldn't put a backing on it until you attach it to the headband.
One little tip to make the twisted ones fast, tie your knot on one head and twist all the fabric and then twist the fabric around your finger and let go of some as you glue it. It goes a little faster that way instead of twisting and gluing as you go.
Most of mine I did the twisted flowers, but one of the green ones (I made those green ones several months ago like in August) I did a braided one. I like the look of the braided one, but if you're trying to make a bunch at once, I'd do the twisted one.

To check out one other one I made, come back tomorrow for my Fashionable Fridays!

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5 crafty contributions:

*LivvyBug* said...

CUTE! I'm in love with that green one :)
I've tried making these before, but they never come out right. But yours are so great I might have to give it a shot one more time.

Jane @ Going Jane said...

Thanks! My dd would LOVE these! :)

Elizabeth said...

So fun! You did a great job! Hoping you'll visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made With Love Monday! The party will be open until Friday if you want to link up multiple projects. Wishing you a very blessed Christmas!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

These are beautiful, you should definitely make some for yourself!

Kristen Duke Photography said...

Thanks for the tutorial!