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: 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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Tuesday Tutorial: Modern Circle Hair Clip Set

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Aren’t these just to die for? I’m in love with them! I have a niece who is just going into 5th grade, and she thinks she is too old for all those cute bows I’ve been making. She’s also hating on pink right now (seriously?!)  So, I think she’s gonna be loving these little beauties.

And they’re super duper simple to make. I’ll show you!

Materials Needed:

IMG_4814Lined Alligator Clips

Felt Circles

Fabric Covered Centers

Glue Gun

Step One:

Using your hot glue gun, glue one of your fabric covered centers to the middle of one of your felt circles.

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Now just hot glue the piece you just made in the step above to the end of one of your alligator clips.

IMG_4817Easiest little DIY clip in the world, I swear! And don’t you just love it? I did, so I made three!

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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: Small Felt Flower Clip

memeI’ve had a couple of customers ask what they can do with our felt circles besides the obvious (using them for backs to attach flowers to things). So, I thought I’d show you a couple of little projects you can use these beauties for. I’ll post one today, and a few more over the next three weeks, so stay tuned!

Let’s get started on this sweet little felt flower clip.

Materials Needed:

IMG_4277 11 Felt Circles (6 of the bottom color, 5 of the top color)

1 Fabric Covered Center Embellishment (you could also use one of our rhinestone, pearl, or crystal embellishments for a different look)

Lined Double Prong Alligator Clip

Glue Gun

Step One:

Cut down all 5 of the hot pink felt circles so they are just slightly smaller than the green ones that will go under them.

IMG_4278Step Two:

Hot glue the hot pink felt piece inside of the green piece so that one edge nearly touches the edge of the green piece (it can actually touch it, mine just didn’t lol). IMG_4279Step Three:

Squeeze a small amount of hot glue onto the center of the hot pink felt circle close to the edge as shown.

IMG_4281Step Four:

Pinch the bottom edge of your felt circles together as shown above. This will make one flower petal.

IMG_4282Step Five:

Make 4 more pieces just like the one you made above for a total of 5 flower petals.

IMG_4284Step Six:

Place a small dab of hot glue onto the extra green piece of felt circle (remember you had 6 of this color?). Then quickly place one of your flower petals on top of the glue and hold in place for a few seconds to allow it to dry in place.

IMG_4285Step Seven:

Continue adding petals to the green piece of felt until they are all placed as shown:

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This is what the back should look like at this stage:
IMG_4289Step Eight:

Hot glue the fabric covered center to the middle of your flower.

IMG_4290Step Nine:

Hot glue your flower assembly to your lined alligator clip.

And done! This sweet little clip measures just 1-7/8″ L X 1-5/8″ T. It’s just a darling little hair piece.

IMG_4292Isn’t this so super cute?! I just love it. I can’t wait to send it off to one of you lucky winners lol. Just watch for our Facebook post later this week and make a comment!

 

 

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.

IMG_4216Step Four:

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 Crib Shoes

Shabby Flower Shoes AdI think our baby crib shoes are super cute without any added details. However, I am a crafter, and I’m always getting the urge to jazz things up a bit, you know? Make something mine so to speak. So today I thought I would show you how to jazz those shoes up a bit!

Materials Needed:

Crib Shoes of your choice (I chose red/white dot for this tutorial)

2 Shabby Flowers (I’m using white for this tutuorial)

2 Center Embellishments (I picked red/white dot fabric covered centers)

2 Felt Circles (I’m using white for this tutuorial)

Glue Gun

Shabby Flower Shoes 1Step One:

Using your glue gun, squeeze a small dab of hot glue onto one of your felt circles, then quickly and carefully stick it to the center back of one of your shabby flowers. (Be careful not to burn your fingers.)

Shabby Flower Shoes 2Step Two:

Now squeeze a small dab of hot glue onto your center embellishment and then stick it into the center front of your shabby flower. Don’t try putting the glue onto the flower. It will cause issues with the flowers sticking to itself and make a mess.

Shabby Flower Shoes 3Step Three:

Next, place a bit of hot glue on the back of the felt circle that you glued onto the back of your flower. Then, stick the flower assembly to the shoe like so.

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Isn’t that so super cute? And easy? Don’t you just want to make more? I did! So, I made a few more. I did these all in 0-3 mos size, but we do carry the crib shoes in sizes from 0-12 months. Aren’t they cute?

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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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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!