Monday, May 3, 2010

Flower Headband Tutorial

Growing up I was never much of a girly girl, preferring jeans and a t-shirt to anything with ruffles or flowers most of the way through high school. I never wore makeup and mostly put my hair in a pony tail. Then I went to collage.

I don't know why but I actually started wearing more feminine clothing and even occasionally wore makeup. I cut my hair short and cute too. Fast forward to now and I still wouldn't call myself a 'girly girl' but I really do like to get dressed up in something cute and LOVE ruffles and flowers.
I had some scraps from taking in some shirts (I'm back into the same jeans I wore when I got married, two kids ago!) that I figured I could make into something. Here's what I came up with: A Super Cute Flower Headband

Cut the scraps into .5" strips.
Then use E6000 glue to wrap it around a headband (got these beauties 6 for a dollar at the Dollar Store!)
Put a bit of glue at the end and then every inch or so, so the fabric will stay secure, and begin to wrap.
Finished wrapping at the end.
To do the flower (forgive the change of fabric, my camera was acting up).
Take a .5" x 8" strip and sew loose seam on the bottom edge.
When the seam is done gather it, making it about half the length you started with.
Take the ruffle and roll it with the seam side making the base of the flower.
Sew the bottom so the flower doesn't come undone. Don't worry, doesn't need to be pretty, just secure.
To attach to the headband use a drop of E6000 to attach the flower.
To make it even more secure (because I was planning on wearing these a LOT!) sew it to the headband.
Like so!
Attach two more flowers and Voila!
Here it is in the yellow.
This is now one of my favorite accessories and I can't help but smile when I wear it. Good luck with yours!


39 comments:

  1. Gorgeous headband, you make it look so easy! I've been working on some flowers and trying different kinds, it's fun but some fabrics are tricky to work with! Great job!!
    Tracey

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  2. I love it!! I'm gonna make one...just as soon as I'm done planning crafts for girls camp. And next year, if I'm still in charge of girls camp crafts, I'm calling you!!

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  3. Cute! thanks for the tutorial. Gonna go make me one now!

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  4. This is too cute! I've been searching for a headband tutorial.

    Linking from Making the World Cuter. Here's my blog if you'd like to stop by. http://inthehappilyeverafter.blogspot.com/

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  5. Very very cute. I love that it uses scrap jersey.

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  6. super cute-- iam going to do this. i have a sort of similar post on duct tape flowers today (-:

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  7. Adorable!! Thanks so much for the cute tutorial! And thanks for stopping by my blog and giving your input!! Have a great day!

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  8. Thanks for linking up on SugarBee Take-A-Look Tuesday! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  9. Great tutorial and a very girlie accessory!

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  10. Darling! I love how you covered the headband with fabric too.

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  11. Your headband turned out so cute! I want one. :)

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  12. So cute! And you made it look easy enough!

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  13. ahhhhh, this is SO cute! and what a great idea to score a bundle of headbands for cheap at the dollar store. genius. :)

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  14. So pretty! I would love to make one of these for my sister...she loves all these flowery headbands. Very cute!

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  15. I have 3 girls and I can't wait to make these for us! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  16. super cute! can't wait to try this!

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  17. I absolutely love this! Love. It. Period. For reals.

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  18. SEW pretty! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!
    Leigh, Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  19. Cute headbands! Found you from Fireflies and Jellybeans! :) Have a great day!

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  20. So cute!! Found you on somewhat simple and love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. So cute! I love it! I am hosting Flower Week at my blog. I hope you'll stop by!
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2010/05/flower-week-begins-may-24th.html

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  22. these are sooooo cute! i cant wait to try! where do you find that glue? thanks for posting!!!

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  23. I love this so much I included it my Special Features post this week. Here's the link: http://lessthanperfectlifeofbliss.blogspot.com/2010/05/special-features.html

    Great job!

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  24. I finally sat down to make some of these with my girls. I posted about ours here!
    http://lessthanperfectlifeofbliss.blogspot.com/2010/06/fabric-flower-headband.html

    Thanks for sharing!

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  25. These are great!! I will definitely be making them with my girls as a summer craft!
    Thanks!
    Kristin
    www.katemcrostie.com

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  26. I LOVE floral headbands! I may be able to make this....especially if my dollar store sells 6 for $1.

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  27. This is so so cute. I love the wrap around and t shirt flowers always turn out good.

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  28. Oooo la la. Tres chic! I love it! Thanks for sharing. I'm with you. Total tomboy until college. And even more girly in my 30's now ;-).

    Brittany
    http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

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  29. Great tutorial! I'm thinking of all kinds of ways to use those rosettes too. I included it in my roundup of fabulous and free headband tutorials and you can check it out here: http://darlingadventures.com/?p=470

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  30. I found it quiet interesting ,Thank you for posting the great content…I was looking for something like this…, hopefully you will keep posting such blogs…

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  31. woh...its too interesting tutorial

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