October 9, 2009

Quick, Easy, Cute & HUGE!

Ya know what I love? Attaching this flower almost as big as my daughter's head to a headband and watching her eyes light up in delight! This little project was super easy. Get ready . . . I'm gonna show you how!

First go to the dollar store or craft store and pick out roses in colors you like. I went for the super cheap $1.49 roses at Michaels Craft. Bring that flower on home and take the whole thing apart, removing all the plastic pieces until you have just petals, like this:

Now get out your trusty glue gun and reconstruct the flower, laying the petals to your liking and making it flatter than it was before. Then you can find embellishments, like old buttons or pins to put in the center.

Next, I made this little rosette from a strip of leftover fabric. I hot glued it to the center of my flower and then topped it with this little bird emblem I found on clearance at Michaels.

Once everything was good and dry, I glued it onto a head band I got for $1.00 at Wal-mart. Hannie B. was so excited she schemed up an outfit to wear to school today just so she could wear a head band!
Total time to make three headbands: 20 minutes
Total cost per headband: $3.50
Smile on daughters face: Priceless.

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8 comments:

Sue said...

Faaaaabulous! How did you make the rosette? Remember, some of your readers are total sewing morons.

Tobi said...

Fancy Nancy! I love it.

The Queen Vee said...
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The Queen Vee said...

What a clever and "Tres Chic" fashion accessory idea.

Hanny B looks FABO!

What a lucky girl to have a mom like you!

Apis Melliflora said...

Need a girl who wants fancy hair first. But wait...can I make one for me?

Emily said...

Sooo cute! I made flower clips like this for the girls. Putting them on a head band is a great idea!

Kasey Hunt said...

love it!! Great job.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the fun little project. I am going to make these, only smaller, for my friend who is having a baby girl!