I haven't been crafty in a looong time. I finally got a prescription for my nausea and we are best friends!! I'm mad I didn't ask for it sooner. I feel like a "normal" person again. You know...someone who can actually look at food and not want to puke:)
So, when I do craft these days, I like easy crafts. Who doesn't, right? So, when it came time for our 5th (and final) birthday party in April (we celebrate 9 birthdays and anniversaries total)...I wanted something fun, cute, and quick:)
We went to a birthday for a 4 year old who likes headbands ("because all the princesses wear headbands" duh.) so some matching headbands for a cute outfit sounded perfect.
I found this pack of three headbands at Family Dollar for $.60. They were already wrapped in satin and ready to embellish.
I got 1/8 a yard of pretty and lightweight fabric at Joann. The white/polka dot fabric was in the bridal section and the floral fabric was part of a new collection.
I started by cutting 6 circles out of the material. Each was about 3-4" in diameter.
I folded the circle in half:
Then folded 1/3 of the half circle in towards the center:
Then finally folded the other 1/3 of the half circle in towards the center (but facing the backside):
(If you are using something heavier than tulle or mesh, put a dab of hot glue at each fold)
Starting at about the middle top of the headband, I glued my fabric pieces down. The material was kind of like a mesh...so I didn't have to glue at all in the steps above...just gluing to the headband was enough to keep all the layers together.
Next, I layered the next fabric piece about halfway down the previous one and kept going along with that pattern.
(Note: Be careful when hot gluing white, most time the hot glue turns yellow when it dries. Mine didn't show through...but if you are having a problem, use fabric glue)
You could put something fun at the bottom piece like a flower, bow, or gemstone. I liked the simplicity of just the fabric.
I made another headband in pink and they both go perfectly with a cute summer outfit for the birthday girl:)
Total: $1.40 for both headbands!
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