Tuesday Tutorial (on Wednesday): Super Easy Rosette FOE Headband

Sorry I’m late this week! That holiday on Monday really just threw me off 🙂 How about you?

Who’s ready for another super easy and fast tutorial? I find this headband to be uber adorable, and it is so quick to make! You could make several of these in a matter of minutes. And, this would make a beautiful custom baby shower or birthday gift.

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Materials Needed:

IMG_4593Fold Over Elastic Headband

Rolled Rosette Flowers

Glue Gun

Step One:

Put some hot glue on the back of one of your rosette flowers. Then, adhere the rosette flower to the fold over loop on your headband.

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Step Two:

Now, repeat step one with the other two rosettes, gluing them on either side of that first one.

FullSizeRender 5Boom! Your done. Ha ha. How simple is that?! You could literally create a dozen in less than a half hour.

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Tuesday Tutorial: Mini Felt Circle Flower Headband

 

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Here is our second of four posts on what the heck to do with those felt circles. We know we can use them to attach to the backs of flowers and things, but it’s nice to have more than one use for something, don’t you agree?

Today we’re going to learn how to make these super adorable little mini felt circle flowers. You can use these on headbands or clips, as an embellishment for a card or scrapbook page, on wood craft decor, on a handmade wreath, etc. The craft possibilities are almost endless. But, today, I am going to attach them to a skinny cotton headband.

Let’s get started!

Materials Needed:

IMG_430221 Felt Circles–7 each of 3 different colors (the photo shows 6, but I promise you’ll need 7)

Skinny Cotton Headband

Glue Gun

Step One:

Take one of your felt circles and fold it in half, then fold it in half again. (Please ignore the horrifying condition of my nails 🙂 I need a manicure! Lol)

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Step Two:

Hot glue the folded felt circle you just did to one of the flat felt circles you have in the same color.

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Step Three:

Make three more folded felt circles in the same color and hot glue them next to each other on that same flat felt circle you did on step two. DO NOT GLUE THE FOLDS DOWN. Just glue the bottom piece of your fold to the flat felt circle. It will look something like this when the four pieces are glued on there. See how they are lifting a little on top? That is supposed to happen!

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Step Four:

Take your fifth felt circle, fold it in halves like in step one, and glue the corner down into the center of your flower. Wait a few seconds for it to dry, the pinch your ‘flower petals’ a bit to fluff them and make them look more like a flower bud.

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Step Five:

Repeat the above steps to make two more flowers in the other colors you have left.

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Step Six:

Using your hot glue gun, attach the three mini felt flowers you have made to the outside edge of your skinny cotton headband (so the rough, curled edge is inside). Be careful not to burn yourself!

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Step Seven:

Hot glue the last piece of each felt circle to the back of each coordinating flower.

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And, we’re done! Isn’t that just a sweet and simple little headband? So cute!

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Tuesday Tutorial: Back to School Primary Colors Headband

Back to School HeadbandLooks like it’s just about that time again–in a few short weeks, our kids will be going back to school! Mom’s around the world rejoice! Ha ha. Just kidding 😉 We know we love summer and having our kids at home, but isn’t it just nice to get back into a routine again?

Along with going back to school comes shopping for new school clothes, right? We have loads of cute stuff for little girls on our site. Super cute skirts, dresses, headbands, clips and more. Check it out at www.alwaysunderpay.com!

And, since we can’t have EVERYTHING you need, we can show you how to make some of the things you don’t have. Like matching hair accessories for any outfit. Your little diva needs a matching headband, doesn’t she? Well, then, let’s get started!

Materials Needed:

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1″ Plain White Plastic Headband

5/8″ Royal Blue Grosgrain Ribbon (I used about 1 yard, but I did have a bit left over.)

Felt Back Satin Flowers in Red, Royal Blue, and Yellow

Lighter

Glue Gun & Scissors (not shown)

Step One:

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Cut a small piece of your ribbon and hot glue it around one of the ends on your headband as shown.

Step Two:

Take one end of the length of ribbon you have left and seal it by running the flame of the lighter over the end. This will prevent your ribbon from unraveling and fraying off of the headband later.

*Sorry, no picture on this step*

Step Three:

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Attach the sealed end of your ribbon to the headband with hot glue. You’ll want to attach it on an angle so that when you are wrapping it, it won’t get bunched up.

Step Four:

IMG_4483Begin wrapping your ribbon around the headband as tightly as you can. I used a small dab of hot glue every few inches to secure the ribbon to the headband. This will help if you accidentally let go and it unravels a bit. It will stop at your last glue spot.

Step Five:

IMG_4484Continue wrapping your ribbon around the headband tightly until you are about 2″ from the other end of the plastic headband.

Step Six:

IMG_4485Cut another small length of ribbon like you did in step one and wrap it around the end of the plastic headband, just like in step one.

Step Seven:

IMG_4486Continue wrapping your ribbon down and over the small piece. Clip the ribbon when you are satisfied that you have enough to cover what you need to. Use your lighter to seal the end again, and then hot glue it to the inside of your headband (inside so that you can’t see the ends while the child is wearing it).

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Step Eight:

IMG_4488Using the hot glue gun, glue two of your satin backed felt flowers to the ribbon lined headband leaving a small space between them.

Step Nine:

IMG_4489Then, hot glue the third one between the other two and overlapping for a layered effect.

All done! Isn’t this headband just too cute? And, just in time for school. You could make one to match every outfit! You can use different ribbons and different flowers to customize the look. So fun!!

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Tuesday Tutorial: Woodland Fairy Halo Headband

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I think I’m in love with this halo! It is so pretty and fun. This is my niece, Jordyn, and she completely agrees. She had tons of fun playing and modeling this for me. She said she felt like a fairy queen.

Would you like to know how to make some of these for your own daughters, nieces, granddaughters or other little friends? Let’s get started!

Materials Needed:

IMG_42106 yards 6″ Emerald Green Tulle

2 yard 6″ Lime Green Tulle

1 yard each 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon in 4 colors of your choice (I used shocking pink, light pink, lavender, purple, and lime green)

6 Rolled Rosette Flowers that coordinate with your ribbon choices (I used hot pink, purple, lavender and light pink)

Round Headband Base of some sort (Mine is a bridal halo I got in the bridal section of a craft store a long time ago). If I didn’t have this, I could have easily used a 1/2″ zip tie or something similar.

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Scissors

Step One:

Cut all of your tulle into about 4″ lengths, then cut those in half so you have two pieces, each 3″ wide. You should have a good size stack of 3″ X 4″ tulle pieces (I had a picture of this step, but I must have deleted it. Woops, sorry!). I’m guessing you’ll have about 140+ pieces. You may not use them all, depending on the size of your halo base, but you will use most.

Step Two:

Begin tying your tulle pieces to your round halo base. I tied a double knot so they won’t come undone.

IMG_4211Continue doing this until you have about 1.5″ left at the end. I tied 4-5 pieces of the emerald green, then 2 pieces of the lime.

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Tie your ribbon pieces into that small 1.5″ section you left open at the end. Then fill in any blank spaces with a bit of tulle.

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Use your hot glue gun to attach three of your rolled rosette flowers over the ribbon tails.

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Step Five:

Hot glue the other three rolled rosette flowers to three evenly spaced spots on your halo as shown below.

 

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Step Six:

Now you just need to trim up your ends on the ribbon and shape/trim the tulle to your liking. I used a lighter to heat seal the ends of the grosgrain ribbon so that they will not fray.

And your done! I think your girls are going to love it! I know Jordyn does!

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Tuesday Tutorial: Shabby Flower Bookmark

Shabby Flower Bookmark AdI don’t know about you, but around here we usually have a summer reading list for our kids to complete during summer break. Even if you don’t, reading is a great thing for kids to do during the summer. Especially when they’re complaining that they are bored or it’s too hot to go outside. Reading keeps kid’s minds active and helps them retain all that information they worked hard to learn over the school year.

What better way to encourage a young reader than with a sweet little bookmark like this? It’s fun to use, and super easy to make! We’re going to show you how to do just that today.

Materials Needed:

2 Shabby Flowers

2 Fabric Covered Centers or Other Center Embellishments

12″-15″ Length of 3/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon

Glue Gun

1Step One:

Using your glue gun, hot glue one embellishment to the center of each of your shabby flowers as shown below.

2Step Two:

Hot glue one end of the 3/8″ ribbon to the backside of one of your flower embellishments like so.

3Step Three:

Now put a dob of hot glue in the center back of the same flower you’ve been working with like this:

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Then, lay your other flower on top of that dob of glue sandwiching the ribbon between the two flowers.

016Step Four:

The pic didn’t turn out well on this part, but it’s easy. Just trim the ribbon to whatever length you desire, then use a lighter or other heat source to seal the end of the ribbon from fraying.

Voila! Wasn’t that simple? And it’s a cute little token to encourage your young reader this summer!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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