Making headbands for Isabel was my project for this weekend. This totally consumed my life for a few days. Fun, fun. I guess my creative juices started flowing because I ended up making WAY too many! I'm going to try my hand at selling on Etsy.com. We'll see how that goes. lol 

      Here is a tutorial if you are interested in doing this project. Be warned...extremely addicting and messy!
Here is a tutorial on how to make this headband.
Materials:
Hot Glue Gun
Scissors
Pen or Pencil
Headband elastic
Tape Measure
Buttons
Embellishments 
Felt/Fabric (I used a polyester fabric)
Something to trace a circle (I used a bottle top)
A lighter (forgot this in pic)
Hot Tamales (A crafting must!) 


    Be creative! You don't have to buy the embellishments. I think the most beautiful ones are the ones that are completely hand made. Design is in the imperfections. :)
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Measure and cut the elastic. I make them about 15 inches for kids. If you want a more exact fit, measure the head and subtract 1/2 inch. Adults are around 20 inches. Make sure you test the material, though. If it is really stretchy, you want to subtract a little more that 1/2 inch. Some firmer materials you need to subtract a little less than 1/2 inch. 

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Trace two different size circles onto your fabric. I used a bottle cap for the bigger and a Keurig cup for the smaller. Cut them out and melt the edges with a lighter. This keeps the fabric from fraying, gives it a nice curl, and adds color dimension.

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Glue the fabric circles together. Hint: Less is more! I alternated between front and back because my fabric had two beautiful colors. 

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Trace a flower onto the (dark brown) felt. Cut it out and glue it to the embellishment. Cut out a large flower out of the brown felt and then a smaller flower out of the purple felt. Then, cut out a circle felt between those two sizes. Glue them together and add a button. 
Note: The first time, I free handed the flower onto a piece of paper then traced it onto the felt, but I wised up and got a stencil from the store because I was doing so many.

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Fold the white felt in half. Arrange the three flowers onto the felt and trace the shape. Make sure you trace it quite a bit smaller. Cut out so that you have two pieces that are exactly the same.

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Glue the flowers onto one of the white pieces.

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Glue the headband onto the back of the flower. Then, glue the second white piece into the back to hide the headband. Ta-da! You've got a beautiful headband!

Have you done this project? How did it turn out? I would love to hear about it!
2/8/2012

Seriously seriously GORGEOUS!!!! Love it! =)

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Donnalee Booth
2/8/2012

These are so beautiful, I would like to purchase some, I didn't have any money yesterday when I saw them. They are done so beautifully. You are so talented. Really enjoyed our Bible Study. Looking forward
to doing this Bible Study! Love ya!

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