First off, I didn't ask my son to wear this flower so I could blog about it. He saw it on the cutting table and put it on like a Rambo sweatband, then twisted it to the side. So I took some photos because I thought it was funny, and decided to use them to blog the headband in the end, which is why the headband is all twisted on his head. I did have to take it away when he figured out it also worked as a sling shot.
This craft is really easy, and I liked the outcome. I used this tutorial from Ashley at Make it and Love It.
You just cut circles of satin and melt the edges, then layer them for the flower.
I did a few things different:
-I used a candle flame rather than a cigarette lighter because I'm just not coordinated to maneuver fire and fabric at the same time.
-Rather than hot glue, I hand sewed through the layers to connect them all and sewed the button on top.
-For the headband, I had this tangerine elastic that I sewed the flower to.
My husband is from a really small town--only one stoplight. They have a craft/ fabric store with a surprising large inventory for such a tiny town, and a lot of cool things I've never seen anywhere else, like all this colored elastic by the yard. The last few times we've visited the in-laws, I have stopped to get a few more colors. You could always dye elastic, but how fun to just grab cool colors for $.50/ yard?
This headband is actually the accessory for the baby girl's easter dress...more on that to come.
digging out all the play dough he managed to jam into his shoe.