So now that we all know how to make our ribbon headbands (of if you don't, see this tutorial) let's embellish them, shall we? Or as I like to say, let's Fancy Nancy them up a bit. Ooh La La. Here's a sneak peak.
So I embellished these gold and silver headbands with some cute fabric flowers that I had made. I followed the steps in this tutorial to make them. But what I think makes these extra cute is that I added some tulle flowers and beads to embellish. I made the tulle flowers the same way as the regular fabric ones by cutting tulle circles, folding them in half, and then in half again and hand sewing them onto a felt circle that was the same size as my tulle circles. Like this.
And of course I have to have a little bling, so I sewed on these sparkly crystal beads. Then I took my tulle flower and another fabric flower and sewed them onto a peanut shaped piece of felt that I then hot glued onto my headband. I used a matching piece of peanut shaped felt and hot glued it from underneath the headband to secure the flowers and give a soft spot that rests on your head when you're wearing the headband. Does that make any sense? Here's some pictures.
Easy, right? Now you're done and you have some really cute, sparkly headbands that will easily take you through your holiday parties.
I really quite like this gold and yellow one, I think it's a lot of fun.
Now if you want some easier, less permanent headbands try this. I simply clipped flowers I had already made onto some of the other ribbon headbands. I figure this way my 7-year-old daughter can wear them with the big flower, and I can wear the more simple ribbon version.
To put a clip onto your fabric flowers follow these few steps with a flower, a clip, and a small piece of ribbon. I bought this box of clips as Sally's Beauty Supply.
Then I just simply clip the flower onto the headband and Hallie is ready to go.
What do you think? Fun, right? And so easy. Like I said before, the tutorial I made for the fabric flowers I used is here. And the ones that look slightly different are made in the same way, just with felt and fleece rather than cotton fabric. See here. And to see yet another type of fabric flower check out my rolled fabric flower tutorial here.