Tuesday Tutorial: Felt Flower on Chevron Print Headband

IMG_4833aThis is our fourth and final post on the “What the heck to do with those felt circles?” series. 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 this sweet felt flower headband. Let’s get started!

Materials Needed:

IMG_4820Felt Circles

Chevron Print Fold Over Elastic Headband

15 MM Pearlies Center Embellishment

Scrap of Felt Fabric

Glue Gun

Scissors

Step One:

Take your scrap piece of felt and cut a circle roughly 1-1/4″ in diameter (mine is bigger in the photo, but I trimmed it down a bit). It doesn’t need to be a perfect circle. You won’t see it once we’re done.

Set this piece aside for now.

IMG_4821Step Two:

Take one of your felt circles and put a dab of hot glue right near the edge like this:

IMG_4824Quickly, before the glue dries (but careful not to burn your fingers), pinch the felt circle on each side of the glue to create a petal piece. Like this:

IMG_4825You’re going to want to make about 10 of these petals.

Step Three:

Once you have all of your petals made, we’re going to start hot gluing them to the felt circle scrap from step one. I just placed a small bit of hot glue on the back of each petal and quickly placed it on the felt circle so that the pinched end was right about in the center of the circle.

IMG_4826IMG_4827It’s gonna be a bit messy. So just do your best to pick off any strands of hot glue. You can also take a lighter and quickly touch a flame to the hot glue to make it clear and less noticeable. Most of the mess in the center will be covered in the next step.

You can also trim any excess of the scrap felt circle that may be showing at this step too. This is what it will look like from the back.

IMG_4830Step Four:

Place a small dob of hot glue in the center of the felt flower that you’ve just completed. Then quickly place the pearl embellishment on top of the hot glue before it dries.

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Step Five:

Now just hot glue the back of your little felt flower to the loop on your elastic headband.

IMG_4831IMG_4832The end! So easy, right?! And you can make them in a number of different colors. You could even alternate the colors of the petals for a multicolor look. So fun!

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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?

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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

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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.

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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.

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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:

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

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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.

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*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!