As my hair grows out, I have been wanting to wear fun headbands. My sister made me a bunch of beautiful ribbon headbands for Christmas. Her creativity inspired me to try something new. I went to JoAnn’s Fabric and bought 4 felt squares, 1 1/2 inch ribbon, and 2 packages of dome buttons (four buttons in each package…I like the dome shape for the center of the flowers).
Before making my headband, I started with some scrap orange fleece to make sure the flowers looked the way I wanted them too.
My first step was to cut 7 circles of varying sizes for my large flower. The circles do not need to be perfect, but each one needs to be slightly smaller than the other.
Next I stacked the circles from large to small.
Once stacked, I took a threaded needle and poked the needle up through the back into the center of the circles.
I found a dome red button in my sewing kit, so I used it on my practice flower. I stitched it several times to hold the flower together.
To my surprise, the flower turned out exactly the way I wanted it to… so now it was time to cut my felt flowers! [Note to fellow crafters: Felt works better for this craft than fleece. Fleece tends to fray… though if you are looking for a more old-fashioned look, then fleece is the way to go.]
I started with my largest flower… then made several smaller ones (varying from 4-7 circles).
The felt circle flowers turned out perfectly. Now I needed to attach them to my ribbon. I took the 1 1/2 inch ribbon and measured it around my head, leaving room to tie a knot at the bottom.
Before attaching the flowers, I needed to burn the ends of the ribbon so they wouldn’t fray. I just took a lighter and carefully melted the both ends of the ribbon.
I put the ribbon back on my head and decided where the first flower should be located. Then I laid the ribbon on my table and layered the flowers where I thought they would look the best. With a few push pins, I tacked each flower into it’s location. I tried it back on to see if I liked the placement.
I loved how the flowers looked, so I hand stitched each flower into place.
Please ignore my hair… but look at how cute this Felt Circle Flowers Headband looks! I absolutely love it!
Now I am on to my next craft. Wonder what I should make? Another felt flower headband? Maybe!
I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial. If you have any fun, easy crafts that you would like to share with my readers please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (don’t forget to send images of the process and final product).
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