DIY: Flower Headbands
Flowers are so girly right?!
I embarked upon making some flower headbands for my daughters debut fashion show. Over the summer, she gathered a group of her friends and they each designed outfits that I had to sew for their first fashion show.They call themselves the #5FlyFashionistas. It was super cute, but after having to sew 30 plus articles of clothing within a 6-week time frame, the last thing I wanted to do was SEW accessories too!
My daughter’s clothing line was/is named “Wild Orchid” so flowered headbands were her distinctive accessory. I didn’t just want to hot glue a silk flower to a headband so typical me, I made up a quick simple way to achieve a flower from the scraps of the fabric I was using to sew her designs. All you need in addition to the scrap fabric is a small circle to trace (I used a roll of electric tape), a headband and a hot glue gun with glue sticks.
For this simple project you will need:
First, you need to trace and cut out circles of the scrap fabric.
In order to construct your petals, place a dot of glue at the edge of the circle and pinch them together. Your circle should turn into what looks like a teardrop. Repeat this making at least 25 to 30 petals.
Now with your base lying flat, place a dot of glue and place the pinched edge of one of the petals. Press down with your finger and repeat until you have gone around in a spiral and eventually closed your circle.
Fluff the petals and remove any strings of glue that might be hanging around.
Flip your flower over and add a line bead of glue, adhere your headband to this line.
Next, add more glue over the back of the flower base circle and the headband then place another base circle over the headband and flower base. Press firmly to make sure they are secure and there you have it…
A flower headband!
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I hope you liked this easy flower headband. If you are on Instagram, tag me @ImSimplyD & let me know how yours comes out.
Here is a YouTube video of me making a my daughters headbands.