Thursday, March 3, 2011

Headband love... I feel so girly!

I usually get headaches when I wear headbands because they are too tight or something however this beauty is made from a t-shirt and is stretchy so thats its tight enough to stay on but not add pressure to my noggin!
I actually made two different ones and have a left over flower... so I might make another!

I used a fabulous tutorial from Craft Snob for the headband and her Flower tutorial too!  I already had some t-shirts on hand that I bought cheap for about $3 each I think.  I knew eventually they would be used to add some flowers or ruffles to something and well I've used a few of them at least once now!  Plus the lace I picked up at a thrift store for my wedding button bouquet which I think only cost $1.  So scraps really came in handy!  Portion wise each headband was probably like ten cents :P

Now let me remind you... I'm not the dainty type.  This means me and the glue gun like to fight... the burns on my hands can attest to that!

The head band was easy... except cutting straight lines.  Oops.  Anyways you just cut a strip 1 1/2inches wide.  Craft Snob says the length should be 2 inches shorter than the circumference of your head.  I couldn't really figure that out so I kind of freehanded it.  It is always easier to shorten it but lengthening doesn't really work.

Then I made some flowers.  I took long scraps, twisted it tight, folded it in half and let it spin around itself, glued the loose end together, used it as the center and started glueing it in the spiral.

Then I folded the scrap lace on the back and glued in the center.

I think it turned out well!

This was my first headband and flower plus my left over flower!

My second and final headband I did the big blue flower again with lace on the back and for the little flower I used a tiny piece of scrap lace, folded it over, added a little glue and used a safety pin to push it down in the center.
Then I just glued them to the head band an inch or so down from the center on one side.  Remember if you are doing two flowers stretch the material like it would be on your head and add the second otherwise when the fabric stretches the flowers are about an inch apart!

I seriously love them!  I feel so cute, girly and domesticated :P

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  1. freckled laundryMarch 4, 2011 7:45 AM

    That is really cute! You should link it up to air your laundry Friday. Anyhow, I've been searching for an email address for you...just wanted to thank you SO much for the sweet comments that you've been leaving on my blog. They brighten my day. I appreciate you taking a minute to leave them. I was a Fine Arts major, too. :) Cool.


  2. KaitlinMarch 4, 2011 9:26 AM

    Hello dear Jami! I just linked up to Air Your Laundry and am adding it to my link list! You have a great blog and I love seeing all your projects and things that catch your eye so it is oh so easy to leave comments! I updated my profile so you can see my email now! Oopsy on that over site!

  3. Lauren @ YoungNesterMarch 6, 2011 6:18 PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these headbands! I'm always looking for new headbands to make! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!

    I'm blog hopping from The Girl Creative’s blog hop and would love for you to check out my blog too. And I'm your newest follower!

  4. MelanieMarch 8, 2011 12:23 AM

    Cute! I can't wait to make one! I am now a follower.


  5. SaraMarch 8, 2011 7:32 PM

    yours turned out so cute! thanks for sharing my tutorial.

  6. BecolorfulMarch 9, 2011 8:26 AM

    These are so cute and so are you. Thanks so much for sharing them on Motivated Monday at BeColorful.

  7. Melissa BasuaMarch 9, 2011 11:25 AM

    Great idea thanks for the idea!

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