8.13.2011

Headband Week- Poppy headband

This day was "one of those days." Totally blah, totally Monday, and one of those days you feel like you're having a "bad face day." Or am I the only one that gets those? I was so blah I needed a bright and cheerful headband as a pick me up.

Luckily at when I was at Joanns getting that trim from {yesterday}, I also snagged a ton of silk poppies on clearance 75% off, then with that 20% off coupon. Basically, it was free. And I still have a TON left over!

To make one, you will need:

  • 4-5 silk poppies. I got a bunch that had about a dozen on the stem
  • Felt
  • Stretch headband
  • Needle and strong thread
  • Small beads for center
  • Lace (not pictured, last minute thing)
  • Hot glue gun

First thing you need to do is get those poppies ready for the headband. Pull them off the stem, they should pop off very easily.

Pull off the plastic backing, it will take a little more force.

These particular flowers had tons of little plastics stuck in them. It was uber annoying to pull them all out.

ALL of that was inside the little flower. Make sure you get all those boogers out so the flowers will lay nice and flat.

This is what each individual layer looked like, decreasing in size, if you were interested in making your own flowers. There were about 10 layers in each flower.

Then sew the bead on. I would very strongly discourage hot gluing it on, because you would have to hot glue together all 10 of those layers and you would end up with an inch tall flower. No good. Sew (haha) take that extra minute to sew it through those layers. Repeat all of that for the amount of flowers you want on your headband.

So lovely! I'd love to fill a vase with these and spend all day looking at them.

Arrange them nicely on your felt, however you want them. Play around with them, switch them up, overlap them until you've got something you like.

Glue them directly onto your felt.

And trim away any excess. Unless you like the excess, then by all means keep it there.

I thought it needed something more, so as an afterthought I glued some black lace on it. I used lace trim and just kind of folded it over itself, no science whatsoever.

Then glue it on your headband secured with a piece of felt. Shazam! New headband!

It might be a bit much for simple every day wear, but it really does pack a pleasant punch! I felt cheery just remembering that there was a bright bouquet on my head. Linking up {here}

How are your headband creations going? Linky party will open TOMORROW!! I am so sad to see headband week over.

15 comments:

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

Very nice I love it. So easy to make. That's one of my favorite colors. Hope your feeling better on your down day.

Beth Adams said...

Loving this headband! Must be channeling the Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz, cause I am sooooo feeling the poppy thing. You know what I am hoping for next? Yup, that you poof on over & share this at my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays!
http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2011/08/wickedly-crafty-
saturdays-81311.html

Betsy said...

Your headbands are adorable. I haven't worn one in years, but may just have to start again!!

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

Fabulous! Love the poppies I wore a headband once and was feeling cute, until my sisters informed me I was too old.

lindsay said...

This headband is adorable!

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

Very very pretty!!

mimijack said...

Wow that is pretty.

Jennifer
www.missmaggiesplace.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

That is so cute!

Audra @ The Kurtz Corner said...

Love this!! Super cute! I'd love for you to link up at my Tuesday Tutorials Link Party! :)

http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/08/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-no2.html

Miss Kitty said...

I love your bargain shopping skills as much as I love your headband! That is just super CUTE! I am too old for headbands myself but I will be on the lookout for items to make one of these for my grand daughter. Thanks for sharing the "how tos".

elenareviews said...

Love it! I need one for my youngest daughter.

Allisa and Nicholas said...

Love this headband. I will definitely be on the lookout for poppies.

Allisa
http://aandnblackburn.blogspot.com/

Michaela said...

poppies are my favorite! I love headbands, they can fix any bad hair day ;) thanks for this idea!

Rose and Heather said...

This is so beautyful. I would live if you would come and link up with us at Crafty Lassie Tuestday. http://sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com/

Audra @ The Kurtz Corner said...

You've been featured! Stop by and check it out! I hope you'll link up again this week :)

http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/08/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-no-3.html

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