Monday, August 20, 2012

DIY Elaborate Headband

1: Get your materials.  For the middle flowers I used an organza and burned the edges. 
The other 6 flowers I used ribbon or fabric.
1/8 yard of organza
Two spools of different colored ribbon
1/8 yard of another fabric
Other materials: hot glue gun, thread and needle, lace, headband, alligator clip, piece of felt, scissors

2: Burn the organza.  Cut your organza into circles.  I cut three circles of 4 inch circles, of 3 inch, and two circles with two inch and one inch diameter circles.  Next CAREFULLY burn the edges of the fabric.  Go all the way around.  It is up to you how long you want to burn the edges, typically the longer it burns the more curly it becomes (I don't like my flower edges too curly).

3. Even though this is another color, this is what the organza petals look like.  You want to arrange the order of the petals (I put the biggest petals on the bottom to the smallest ones on top).  I then hand sew the middle of the flower a few times.

4.  You can tell from this pink flower that I hand-sewed a few times back and forth to keep the flower in place.  I used a tan linen to create some of my flowers, and white ribbon for the other flowers. 

5.  Here is the other headband I started off with.  After you decide which flowers you want to create you can start placing them on the piece of felt.  I then start gluing the middle parts of the flowers (not the whole thing or you might not be able to see the other flowers).  I glue the organza flower in the middle and then continue gluing the flowers closest to the organza. 

6. After everything is glued, I cut the excess felt as close to the flowers as possible.  I then can add pearls, the headband part (you can also glue an alligator clip to the back to take it on and off of the headband), and lace