Autumn officially begins THIS friday and I’m so excited! The past couple summers, I have been making a variety of fabric flower hair pieces and intended to blog about the DIY for some of the ‘non-twisting-blooms’ and especially this recent make:
For the headband pictured above, I used the following:
- —fabric selection — a sliver of tapestry fabric sample, small strip of pale pink fabric, and hot pink tulle left over from baby shower gifts (I just used stuff lying around–the tulle was from Tiny Tulips gift bow–just make the strips about an 1 inch or so in width and vary according to desired size of final bloom)
- — felt–for support and cushion the headband
- —thin nylon tights/pantyhose–for the stretchy but soft band for baby’s head (you can pay $2.99 and get something similar at craft stores, but the material just reminded me of nylon-hose so I just got some cheap pantyhose (50 cents!) and they’ve worked for all of Emmy’s headbands thus far, and they’re always really soft and stretchy (and you could upcycle some old hosiery : )
- —lace, one of my thrifted finds ..
Anyway here are the steps:
For the patterned flower, I used a small (3/4 in wide and 4-5 inch long sliver of tapestry fabric, it was a fabric sample, but grosgrain ribbon works well too!
The tulle and feathery pink flowers are made using method I posted here.
–As for the other blooms—
I was first introduced to chiffon fabric in a theater/costume-design-class in high school, Classen SAS (go Comets!), and have fallen in love with its texture since–when I saw a plethora of light airy blooms last spring, I set out to make some! Like the other blooms, I just winged it and made the one pictured below and then I found these instructions and highly recommend them, I think she explains how to make these light airy blooms better than I could!
More “Do-the-twist” blooms from previous post:
The buttons displayed in these photos were from the Wild Hare Beadery–they have a great selection of beads, vintage finds, and carry jewelry made by locals, including owners, Reese and his wife Margie!
Okay, what things do you do for floral blooms/baby headbands?