10/23/10

The Lola Headband Tutorial





 I'm finally doing a long over due tutorial for all of you!

I think this is one you are going to love!

Now let me say that yes, I have seen the tutorial's all over {BLOGLAND} for these darling little flowers here, here, and here 
 but thought I would try a new spin on it.....again, yes there is probably someone out there who has already done this but for me and anyone else that has yet to see it.....here we go! 
First,  if you are not familiar with FOE it stands for FOLD OVER ELASTIC. 
I have found that it isn't the easiest thing in the world to find locally especially in cool colors so if you need help finding it, look HERE and you will!

Here is what you will need to get started....but of course I forgot something in the picture (thank goodness I'm not being graded on this project) which is a small circle of felt. You will see why at the end.
Notice the little beads...I felt I needed to point them out because they look so tiny in the picture!

{Supplies}

1.  Candle
2. Beads
3. Satin Polyester (so that it burns)
4. Scissors
5. FOE (fold over elastic)
6. Hot Glue Gun
7. Felt
8. Something to measure with...Ruler, Measuring tape, etc.


{Headband}
First Cut Your FOE to the size you need...I found that 18 inches was the perfect size for the bugs heads

Hot Glue the ends together
{oh how i wish i would of put lotion on my hands before this, oh well}

{Leaf}

You are going to cut out some leaves now so grab your green polyester satin and cut the best leaves you can

Singe the ends by slowly working your way around the edge of the flame with the fabric. Keep it low on the flame to keep it from smoking and turning black. The fabric will melt and curl.

{Petals}
I like to save time so I love a short cut. Fold your fabric accordion style and then cut it close to the size you want your petals

Okay now cut your petals out from your folded fabric this way you get them all cut at once
Ta Da
Time to singe again (be careful not to burn yourself, use tweezers if necessary!
One petal at a time
Once you have finished all your petals, you are going to glue one petal at a time to another. 
Place a strip of glue to the BACK edge of the petal and place the next petal on top, working you way around until the petals meet


{Beads}

Add a drop of hot glue to the center and drop some beads on top to make the center of your flower

Hot Glue your leaves to your headband, right on top of where you glued the ends together
Hot Glue your flower or flowers right on top of the leaves 
(confession: i forgot to take the picture of this step, seriously?)
{Felt}

Now it is time to turn the flower over and hot glue a piece of felt, cut into a circle on top. 
It gives it that finished look

You are FINISHED!
Enjoy!

I also did one the "original" way and added some tulle in between layers, cut a tiny hole and used a brad for the middle


Here are a few more to inspire you
Have a great weekend!
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4 comments:

  1. I LOVE THESE FLOWERS! I think I'm gonna try this at home. Thanks Anissa!

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  2. Thanks for the tutorial. You're right that these are all over blogland, but I love how you do the separate petals instead of just plain circles! I'm going to do a post on this for my hair blog if you don't mind. www.redpunzel.blogspot.com Thanks!

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  3. waooo..the super great tutorial...love the colorful site...great

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  4. Those are unique and I really like them. They look very expensive and professional. I will be making for sure. Thanks for the inspiration. Your blog is great!

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