Cordelia has recently decided that she wants to wear headbands. So naturally I thought that it would be a good idea to make her a few rather than buy them at the store. I made this one for her, but the idea would really work for adults as well. I am thinking it could translate well into a holiday headband for those parties that seem to pop up all throughout the month.
If you want to try and make one yourself you will need:
- scrap fabric, 1/4 yard is more than enough, cut into long strips about 1 1/2 inches thick.
- Fabric glue, super glue, or your favorite adherent
- a headband blank, or re-purpose an old one that you have laying around
- Optional: I didn't feel like it, but you could add all kinds of embellishments like beads, sparkles, felt, etc.
Step One: I used this site to guide me in my quest to make rolled flowers. I also kind of made up my own technique as I went, because that's how I roll (pun intended).
Step Two: I used strips of the same fabric, though you could use ribbon, yarn, paint or whatever you like to cover the headband. I used my glue to adhere it periodically so the thing wouldn't come undone in the hands of a toddler. I left the raw edges of the fabric exposed because I liked how it looked, but you could neatly fold the fabric if you wanted to try something different.
Step Three: I adhered the flowers. This is also where you could add the optional embellishments.
There you have it, a simple project that could also be a quick and easy holiday gift idea!