Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Flower Headband Tutorial

I have been blessed with the opportunity to write a guest post for The Ribbon Retreat!  It was published the other day, and I have it here on my blog just in case you missed it!

Hello! I am Amy from Amy Giggles Designs!
I am excited to be here sharing my flower headband tutorial with you!

Supplies Needed:
Grosgrain Ribbon- 1 1/2", 5/8", and 3/8" widths in the same color
Coordinating Primrose Flower
2 Metal Clips
White Felt
Hot Glue Gun
Wood Burning Tool
Stiffen Stuff
Needle and Thread
Straight Pin

Step 1: Cut the 1 1/2" width ribbon 30" long with diagonal edges. Cut the 5/8" width ribbon 4 3/4" long with a straight edge.  Cut the 3/8" ribbon 4 1/2" long with a straight edge.

Step 2: Seal edges with your woodburner tool.

Step 3: Using the 1 1/2" ribbon, fold it to create a double loop.  Put your straight pin in the center.

Step 4: Pull out the ribbon to create an "X" shape.

Step 5: Keep this shape and crisscross more at the top and botom.

Step 6: With your needle and thread, sew up the center of the bow.  Pull the thread tight, sinching at the center.  Wrap the thread around the bow three times and knot it on the back side of the bow.

Step 7: Using Stiffen Stuff, spray your bow.  I love this product because my bows will keep their shape and will not have to be "fluffed up" in the future!  This will have to dry for about an hour.

Step 8: In the mean time, cut a circle out of your felt, about 1" in diameter.

Step 9: Put hot glue on the felt and attach it to one metal clip.  Do so by opening the clip and keep the glue side up.  Attach the flower to the felt circle, with the clip in between.

Step 10: With your second metal clip, glue the 3/8" width ribbon around it.

Step 11: Attach bow to this clip with hot glue in the center.

Step 12: Tie a knot in the center of the 5/8" width ribbon.

Step 13: Attach one end of the knotted ribbon to the clip with the bow.  Wrap it around the bow and glue the other end to the clip.

Step 14: Clip the flower onto the bow in the center.  I find it easiest to bend the bottom of the clip so that it will fit around the knot.

Step 15: Attach the bow onto the headband!

Now you have a headband, a bow, and a flower clip to be worn together or individually!  I have enjoyed writing for the Ribbon Retreat, thank you!

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