We are back from our long weekend away and I have been itching to make something fun! I had a few orders to get to once I got back, and now that they are finished and out the door it is time for something creative.
I was thinking to myself, with all this rain, what a perfect day for a "crafternoon" ( I just love that phrase) and after a little window shopping on line, I found this headband over at my most favorite of shops...Anthropologie. I just can't get enough of all their gorgeous items!
I love it, but with a $32 price tag (holy smokes!) I thought "yeah I can make that" and so I did! I also made it in to a tutorial for all of you.
Lets get started...
Here is what you need to get started. You will also want some dark colored felt and some Fray Stop. If you don't have Fray Stop, not to worry, it's not crucial to making this.
measure your headband
Now you are going to cut your fabric in to a strip 4 times the length of the head band and about 1/2" wide. This fabric will wrap around the headband to cover it.
Start by hot gluing the end of your headband and then begin to wrap the fabric strip around the end.
Keep wrapping and gluing the top of the headband as you go. This will keep the fabric in place as you work your way around the band.
Here is your finished band. As you can see the denim frayed as I worked it around the band. This is where the Fray Stop comes in ( i will get to that in a minute) but like I said before, if you don't have any then just cut off those loose threads. No biggie!
Here are my fabric strips for the roses. I cut mine in widths of small, medium and large to get the look I was going for. If you want yours to look exactly like the Anthropolgie one, you will need to have all three of the strips the same width. Mine ranged in sizes from 1/2", 1", 1 1/2 " in width to about 40'' in length.
Start by twisting the end of your fabric
As you twist the fabric, put a dab of glue on it here and there so that it stays put and starts to form the center of your rose.
It should start to look like this...continue to work the fabric around the center, keep the fabric taught as you wrap, until you reach the end of the strip.
Finish by gluing the end to the underneath of the rose
Finally...we are at the point where (If you have it) spray your roses and headband with the Fray Stop. This will keep your fabric from continuing to fray.
*Fray Stop can be found at Hancock Fabrics *
Glue your roses to the headband. I started with the largest at the top and worked my way down to the smallest. Make sure you check where you want the top rose to go before you glue it on. If you glue it up to high it won't look as cute when you put it on. Try to keep it more to one side of the band not at the top center.
Now take your felt and cut it in to circles slightly smaller than your roses. You are going to glue them to the underside of the headband ( I suggest putting the glue on the felt and NOT the rose) this will secure your rose to the headband and make the finished look that much cleaner.
Here is your finished headband!! Obviously, it isn't the exact replica of the one from Anthropologie but it's close and it wasn't $32.00!
Do you Love it?? Let me know because I'm giving it away!
Yes it's a New Giveaway!!!
To enter just leave a comment about the tutorial or just about the headband. You must be a follower to win so if you aren't one already, go ahead and start! The winner will be chosen on August 14th at 12am Central time.