Tuesday Tutorial: Easy Flower Headband Tutorial

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Today I’m going to teach you how to make these super easy flower headbands. These would make a unique and inexpensive gift for a baby shower or even for a little girl’s birthday party.

Materials Needed:

Flower Embell HB Supplies

Flower Embellishments

Headbands (Any of our headbands would work, but I chose to work with the lace headbands and the wide lace headbands.)

Felt Circles

Hot Glue Gun

Step One:

Squeeze a small dob of hot glue in the center of the backside on one of your flower embellishments. Then, place one of your felt circles onto the glue as shown below. Be careful when using hot glue. It is really easy to get a nasty burn.Flower Embell HB Step One Collage

Step Two:

Place another dob of hot glue on the grosgrain loop of the wide lace headband. Or, if you are working with another type of headband, I like to place my glue where the headband is sewn together so that piece won’t show anymore.

Then, place the felt circle on the backside of your flower embellishment into the hot glue against your headband.
Flower Embell HB Step Two Collage
And that’s it! Now wasn’t that easy?

Flower Embell HB Step Three

I made 6 of these in about 5 minutes. And, one lucky commenter will win the whole lot!

Group Flower Embell Headbands

Just leave a comment on this post and we’ll pick a winner on Tuesday morning, May 26, 2015. I’ll shoot for about 10:00 AM MST.



TBT: Patriotic Triangle Pennant Banner Tutorial

Here is another great tutorial on using some of our burlap product (psssst…..it’s on sale this week!). This is a Throwback Thursday project. We first posted this tutorial last year during this same week. It’s a really great tutorial for Memorial Day, 4th of July, or anytime you’re feeling patriotic!


Materials Needed:
Burlap Triangle Pennant Banners (this would also work with the Swallowtail Pennant Banners)
Spray Paint (I used the 3 oz Krylon Short Cuts)
Painter’s Tape
3 Cut Out Cardstock Stars
Double Sided Adhesive Tape
Newspaper or Drop Cloth (Not Shown)
A Nice Sunny Day! 🙂

Step One:

Cover all of the ties on each piece with the painter’s tape. Then spray paint all 5 pieces white. I did about two good coats of paint on each piece. You’ll need to let them dry for about 20 minutes between each coat.


Step Two:
Let the white coat dry until dry to the touch (usually about 20-30 minutes). Use the painter’s tape to mark off some stripes on two of the pennants. Then begin spraying with red spray paint, again about two coats and letting dry 20 minutes or so between each coat.


Step Three:
Use double sided adhesive to thoroughly cover the back of the cardstock star cut outs. Adhere the stars to the center of the remaining 3 pennants. Then spray paint each of them over with blue paint remembering two coats and 20 minutes dry time between each coat.


Step Four:
Remove all painter’s tape and the cardstock pieces from all pennants. Tie the pennants together using the attached jute ties. Voila! A beautiful patriotic banner to decorate inside or outside. This would be really cute for summer barbecue and Independence Day décor.


Thanks for joining us for this awesome tutorial today. We’d love for you to come back and checkout some of the other great tutorials at Always Under Pay!

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Tutorial: Simple Summer Burlap Wreath

I thought it would be fun, since burlap is on sale this week, to show you that burlap isn’t just for autumn projects. I know that I sometimes think of it that way. But burlap can be a fun spring or summer material as well.

Don’t you think this wreath has a fun and bright spring/summer feel color to it?

Burlap Wreath Meme

This is actually a fairly easy project to make in less than an hour too. Let’s get started!

Materials Needed:

White Styrofoam Wreath Form (Mine is 12”)

2” Wired Burlap Ribbon in your choice of colors (You’ll need about 7-8 yards of your base color, white in my case. Then you just need about 15”-16” of the other three colors you plan on using.

Shabby Flowers

Embellishments for Flower Centers


Step One:

Cut a length of one of your wired ribbons to about 15”-16”. Start bending the wire on one side of the ribbon in sort of a zig zag shape. This will ruffle your ribbon slightly.

IMG_5817IMG_5818Step Two:

Scrunch the ruffled piece of ribbon up with your fingers tightly so it forms a sort of rosette shape. I just made mine into a round shape and then pushed all of the folds in toward the middle.


Step Three:

Squeeze a good size pool of hot glue onto your wreath. Then take your rosette and place the center over your pool of hot glue and press it down for about 20 seconds. Be careful not to burn yourself. I used the end of an old pen to hold mine down lol.


IMG_5823Step Four:

Continue to do this with the other two colors or lengths of ribbon you are using.

On the red piece, I decided I wanted it to have a more ragged, shabby looking edge. So I cut the wired pieces off of one side of the ribbon and pull some strands out of the weave like this:


And here are the three completed rosettes after I stuck them to my wreath.


Step Five:

At this point I am well pleased with how the wreath is turning out, but it’s dangerously close to feeling a bit ‘autumnish’ (cause that’s a word). So I decided to add some spring/summer shades of shabby flowers on top of my burlap rosettes with my handy dandy hot glue gun. Then I added my embellishments to the centers.


*Note* I apologize for the quality of this photo. It is slightly blurry and I did not realize that until it was too late.

Step Six:

Make a pretty bow from the leftovers of your base color burlap ribbon and hot glue it to the center top of your wreath.

Ta da! A beautiful an inexpensive burlap summer wreath!

And, you can customize it for autumn too if you really feel the need later 😉

Burlap Wreath 3Thanks for joining us for this lovely tutorial today. We’d love for you to come back and checkout some of the other great tutorials at Always Under Pay!






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How to Make a Super Cute Infant Baby Tutu

Tutorial: How to Make a Crochet Headband Baby Tutu

Isn’t this tutu just so super cute? I’m calling it a rainbow sherbet baby tutu lol. Doesn’t it remind you of that yummy desert? I wish I had a baby to put this on….the photo doesn’t do it justice. Maybe I’ll just have to send it to one of you all as a prize so you can send me a photo 🙂

Crochet HB Baby Tutu

This is a super easy, quick, and fun project to make for your little darling. Here are the instructions.


Materials Needed:


About 25 yards of tulle. I used 4 colors, so a little over 6 yards of each color

1.5” Crochet Headband



Step One:

Cut a bunch of strips from your tulle roll. Cut the strips twice as long as you want your tutu to be. I wanted my tutu to be short for a baby, so I cut mine about 10” long. That way my tutu will be about 4.5”-5” long.

*Note* These headbands do stretch quite a bit. So you can make tutus for girls up to about 3 years old or so. You’d just need to adjust the length of tulle you use for how long you want your tutu.


Step Two:

I stretched my crochet headband over a 10” wide cardboard mailing envelope so that I don’t have to try to hold it while I’m trying to add my tulle pieces.


Step Three:

Fold a strip of tulle in half like in a “U” shape. Then pull it through one of the holes in the second row up from the bottom of the headband. You don’t want to use the holes in the bottom row because there isn’t much material to hold your tulle in place and you’ll probably break it (see illustration below).



Step Four:

Pull the length of tulle up through the loop you just made and pull it tight into a knot (thank goodness for pictures, because I don’t think I articulated this step very well 🙂


Step Five:

Repeat step four above alternating colors as desired until your each hole in that second row up has a tulle strip tied to it.


Step Six:

Trim your tulle piece to the look you want. I like mine nice and even, but you could do spike and random as well. Whatever you like–there are not rules here!



Voila! A super fun, easy, and quick tutu!

And, you can make it in any color combination you need!