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Monday, April 16, 2012

DIY Lace Flower Headband Tutorial!

Happy Monday Everyone! 

Today I'm going to switch it up a little bit and not do a make-up review.  I love make up and will continue to do reviews but, I want to keep things fresh so I'm doing a tutorial instead:)  I'm so excited because my DIY Lace Headband is being featured over at A Creative Cookie.  Make sure to check her blog out when you are done here:)


DIY Lace flower headband


While browsing YouTube the other day I ran across a tutorial for a lace flower, and decided to give it a try.  

To make this beautiful lace flower you will need the following items:

Lace
I got a spool of it from Michael's in the ribbon aisle. The spool came with white lace about 3 feet long and 1.5 inches wide.

Felt
I'm using white lace, so I got white felt.  You can use whatever color lace or felt you would like though.  Definitely make this your own!

Knit Non-Roll Elastic
I decided to buy this elastic in the sewing section instead of buying an already made headband. I didn't know if I was going to make a cuff or a headband and I wanted to keep my options open.

Alligator Clip
 This is optional. I want my flower to be multi-functional so I did not want to permanently adhere it to anything.  An alligator clip allows that.


Rhinestone Embelleshment
 This is also optional. The flower still looks pretty without it, but my philosophy is the mo bling the betta!
You will also need scissors, a glue stick, and a pen. I also used the the cardboard piece on the end of the spool of ribbon to cut out the felt circle that the lace will be glued down to.  Do not use this as a template because it's too big.  I had to rip apart my lace flower and almost ruined the entire thing:-/

Lace, felt, scissors, glue gun, elastic, alligator clip, circle template- you can use anything you have laying around the house.  2.5" is the perfect size. Don't forget your pen and sparkly embellishments. if you wish.

Use your circle template to trace onto the felt.

Once you cut out the circle, begin to glue along the perimeter in small sections.  

Continue around the felt circle until you reach the middle.

As you can see the lace flower looks really pretty all by itself.

But like I said, bring on the bling. I went with a green rhinestone.  I love the pop of color that it adds!

Glue the alligator clip to the back of the felt, making sure you don't glue the alligator clip together.  That is totally something I would do!

I decided to make a headband instead of a cuff.  I placed the elastic around my head to gauge how tight I wanted the elastic to fit.  For me that was about 22 inches.  I cut it with scissors and glued it down with a hot glue gun.

I clipped the lace flower to the elastic where I glued the two pieces together and voila, here it is! I love it:)



I hope that you Craftonista's will give this a try! If you do, let me know how it goes, and what kind of variations you used:) 


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5 comments:

  1. U never seem to amaze me with ur creative endeavors...gonna try this one for one of my granddaughter who love the "bling"...Patsy

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  2. Omg this is so cute! I'm definitely trying this!!! ;)

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  3. Very cute! Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day!

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  4. this is so cute. I've actually been on the lookout for a user friendly DIY blo and it looks like I've found it. :) This headband is lovely. I like how it has a vintage feel and look to it. great job. I will be following you :)
    www.findyoursparkle2.com

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    1. thanks! i will return the favor! I'm definitely "user friendly" I don't sew or anything like that! lol

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