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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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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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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