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: 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.

Hot Glue Gun

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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IMG_4215Step Three:

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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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!

Tuesday Tutorial: Patriotic Shabby Chic Flower Chevron Headband

Shabby Flower Chevron Headband AnnouncementToday you will learn how to make this super quick and easy shabby chic patriotic headband. I’m loving this sweet headband for the upcoming holiday. Baby’s first 4th of July!

Materials Needed:

Navy Blue Shabby Flower

Red/White Dot Fabric Covered Center

Red Felt Circle

Red Chevron Print Fold Over Elastic Headband

Glue Gun

Shabby Flower Chevron Headband 1Step One:

Squeeze a small dob of hot glue in the center of the red felt circle. Then, place these circle onto the back center of your flower like so. Be careful not to burn yourself with the glue.

Shabby Flower Chevron Headband 2Step Two:

Place another dob of hot glue on the center of the backside on your red/white dot fabric covered center. Then press it into the center front of your shabby flower.

Shabby Flower Chevron Headband 4Step Three:

Using your hot glue gun, glue the felt circle on the back of your shabby flower to the fold over loop on the headband as shown below.

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That’s it! An easy and quick headband for the holiday. You could make this in endless color combinations with the variety of flowers and headbands we sell on our site. One for every outfit in your little diva’s closet!

Shabby Flower Chevron Headband 7Thanks 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!

 

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:

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

1.5” Crochet Headband

Scissors

 

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.

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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.

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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).

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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 🙂

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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.

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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!

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

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