Hello, hello! This is the final tutorial I will ever be posting under the name of Craft Quickies! Eek! Kindof scary, but I am also getting really excited for the big switch that is happening tomorrow! In case you didn’t catch yesterday’s post, tomorrow I will be rebranding this blog to Bombshell Bling as part of my ongoing effort to be more “me.” You can find all the details on yesterday post HERE. The content will be the same, but the name and look of the blog will be all new. Yay! Now on to today’s post: my Vintage Flair Rolled Flower Headband!
If you are a regular reader you may have noticed that this is a very old picture. Look at that squishy little baby!!! Now she is 18 months old and a feisty little bugger. You may also be thinking that I was WAY skinnier a year ago! Haha. That’s my teensy tiny little sister, not me. This is actually the first tutorial I ever took pictures of to post, but then for some reason I lost me nerve on sharing it and never did so. Well, after all of this time I am now going to share it as my final “Craft Quickies” post. I hope you like it! It consists of some basic headband making techniques, and it is totally customizable to your own color and size preferences. Now let’s get on with it, shall we?
I had these ridiculously fabulous ruffle rompers for my little diva, and I knew they needed something equally ridiculous and fab to wear with them. I gathered up my fabrics, laces, and buttons that I thought may work, along with some fold over elastic and a hot glue gun and scissors. Then I experimented and played around until I settled on something that I loved.
I used rolled flowers as the main centerpiece of this headband, so let’s discuss how to make them. Start by cutting a strip of your chosen fabric and roll it between your fingers, as shown.
Start to twist your rolled strip of fabric and use hot glue to hold the twists in a flower shape until you have your desired size of rosette.
Once your rosette is as large as you would like it you simply glue the end of your fabric strip to the back of the rosette. Pretty straightforward, eh?
When you are finished making rosettes lay them on some felt and get a general outline of what you will need to cut as the backing. Cut it out and put it aside for use in a few minutes.
Now it is time to add embellishments. I decided to glue lace to the back of the aqua rosette and a few buttons and a small pearl to the front of the rosettes.
Now glue the felt piece to the back of your rosettes so that they stay together in the arrangement of your choice.
Cut some fold over elastic to the appropriate length for your little lady’s head. I usually measure head circumference and then subtract two or three inches. You can sew or even just hot glue the elastic ends together.
Sandwich the fold over elastic between the rosettes and a small square of felt with hot glue, as shown in the photo above.
All done! Now go put it on your little diva! Cutest!
Please be patient tomorrow as everything switches over, and be sure to check back on Saturday for my first official BOMBSHELL BLING tutorial! YAY!