Hello Bloggy Friends!
I want to give you a photo tutorial to show you how to make an oh-so-fashionable boutique style little girls headband. They are all the rage right now, these fancy pants headbands with GIANT fru–fru flowers adorning them. I also want to show you how to add a little pizazz to those cute tiny little baby hair clippies out there. These are super inexpensive to make, so before you go out and buy one, try your hand at making one yourself!
What you will need-
Silk flowers. I picked mine up at the Dollar Tree
. For, of course, a dollar!
Trusty Hot Glue Gun.
Sequins and jewels.
Tiny alligator hair clips.
Large alligator hair clips.
Pack of headbands.
Remove all the plastic from the flowers you will be using. It’s easy, just pull it off! Seperate
all the layers of the flowers
There is more plastic hiding inside. Remove this also.
Bake a chicken ceaser
pizza while crafting. Make sure to eat it later when you blog.
I used a silk flower petal for a base on my flowers. I have lots left over from Valentines day wreaths. (Petals, also from the $$ Store.)
Put a dollop of glue onto the petal, or whatever you use for a base.
Doesn’t my glue gun look pretty with all the red fuzz all over it? Hah
Glue down the first layer of the flower you are starting with. I decided to go with 2 white ones.
Add more glue. (Hello again Old Faithful!)
Layer your next flower selection. I went with 2 layers of pink.
Rescue suicidal flower that dove off of counter into dog’s water dish.
(I promise I did not use this one in my finished product.)
I chose two smaller pink flowers for the center. Add another dab of glue-
I decided on a jewel for the center of this one
Stick on jewel!
I really wanted a clip like this for my flowers, but didn’t find any when I was at the store awhile back…
This one belongs to this cute flower clippy
that I got in Hawaii in ’07.
I settled for this alligaror
Flip your completed flower over, and apply a line of glue to it-
Set alligator clip onto glue
I added some glue to both ends of the clip to make it more secure
I then added more glue to the clip sides
I took the sides of the petal and wrapped them over the clip. Tried to get an “action” shot but I proceeded to hot glue my fingers in the process. Note to self, don’t focus so much on camera when dealing with HOT glue…
Now all you have to do is clip it onto a headband! Below are a couple that are from the hair section at the grocery store. Believe it or not, they fit on a babys
head! If it is too big, just take it in a little bit at the seam. Another thing I have done- is cut off the leg from a pair of baby tights, and sew the ends together into a circle, and viola! A headband!
You could also use a cute baby headband you already have! This one LaLa
got from her Nana for her birthday. It’s super cute alone too!
Clip it on! By the way, I wouldn’t use grey with this flower, but I already used my white ones.
Here are a couple other ones I have made-
Now onto the fancy baby hair clippies!
What you will use-
Put a tiny little dab of hot glue onto the end of the clip-
Stick on your choice of little flower- mine is a fabric scrapbooking
Add more glue
a pink paper flower to the center.
And, yet some more glue-
(Old Faithful is really getting a workout today…)
I then topped it off with a pink sequin!
For a simply elegant look, just glue a single jewel onto a clip
What a cute pair they make!
If LaLa wasn’t napping, I would have her model for you! I put her hair up into a tiny ponytail that sticks straight up, and then clip one on below the hair tie.
By the way, the embellishments might come off, and if they do, just re-glue!
So there you have it, a set of pretty fancy little clippies, and a fru-fru flower ready for any headband!
And because I love all my bloggy readers. I am giving this set away! (Headband not included, ’cause I am out of those.) You will get the giant fru-fru flower minus headband, and the set of little clippies shown here. I haven’t ever made any for my shop because I am a little nervous about the liability issues. So, if you enter, please know you are taking responsibility for your child’s safety. Always check items to make sure they are secure, and don’t leave your baby alone with them. Deal? =)
Leave me a comment to enter! And if you can jump up and down while licking your elbow, I will give you another entry! Hehe. Giveaway ends Sunday night. Open to US and Canada shipping addresses.
I have to go pick the hot glue off my fingers now,