Thursday, October 21, 2010

scrap pile headbands

Me + Robyn + her prodigious scrap box + cheap headbands from the grocery store + The Lovely Bones = these headbands for our kids. I don't have a photo of hers - but trust me, it was very cute and it was being worn by a certain blonde fashionista almost immediately.

The process was so easy we were able to do it while keeping one eye on the movie and also shoveling in plates of pecan pie and ice cream. All that sugar really fuels the creativity.

Cut or tear a long thin strip of fabric (or use unfolded bias binding) and wrap it around the entire headband, using Fabritac to secure as you go.

Cut out concentric circles from various felted wools and fabrics to make a layered flower. Snip some petals if you like. Fold over circles into quarters to make many layered petals if you want a poofier look. Cut out some leaves to match. Glue the flower together, then glue the flower and leaves to the headband.

Don't fuss about the ravelly edges, that is part of the charm. You can use dabs of fraycheck if you like. Eat more pecan pie as a reward.

Then force your children to model them for your blog. Sometimes you have to make fake pootsy noises to lighten the mood.


  1. Very cute, and your girls are adorable!

  2. Hi Larissa,

    These are awesome! Love the red, white and blue one. Thanks so much for the inspiration and details. I have two little girls at home who would love crafty new headbands!

    P.S. The ravelly edges are lovely!

  3. I love the wool flower. So cozy cute :)

  4. These turned out great! May need to make a couple to go with my daughter's new chin length bob :).

  5. Sigh.....what a fun night. This kind of event needs to occur FAR more frequently!

  6. hey, y'all! thanks so much. Show me your headbands, if you make some.

    Robyn, yes, I concur. Let there be more pie! Also, you were right about the flowers needing to be further down the headband. These look a bit too centered to me. Also, I'd like to make some that are monochromatic. They'd be worn more.

  7. Lindas, maravilhosas!
    E modelos fofas, cute!


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