Post # 1
I finished the flower headbands and fascinators I was making for my ladies! I even have models to show them off to you!
First, I completed the headbands for my flower girls:
And then I finished the fascinators for my maids:
And then, after I was finished with all that, I ran away from my pissed off kitty! Fun stuff!
Post # 3
I just lol’d on the bus at your cat, that’s too cute. Those are really nice, do you have instructions for the headbands? I would love to do something like that for my fg.
Post # 4
Those are gorgeous, nice work!
Post # 5
@couawilou: Thank you! I kind of made it up as I went along, but it was really easy. I’ll write them here:
1) First, I picked up a plain white headband from Joann’s.
2) Next, I found some two-inch-wide sparkly purple ribbon that I liked. I made sure to get one with a kind of rough texture so that it would be hard to see the glue stains. I measured out enough to completely cover the headband from end to end, then glued it down with a hot glue gun, starting from the middle. After that, I wrapped the pieces of ribbon sticking out on either side of the headband around the bottom and glued those down, cutting off the extra bits where the headband got narrow at the ends.
3) Then I made three burnt fabric flowers out of a motley collection of different kinds of purple, gray, silver, and cream-colored fabrics and thick ribbons. You can find instructions on how to make burnt fabric flowers here. The purple flower in the middle was the biggest, and the circles I cut for that one were about three inches in diameter. The smaller white ones were about two inches in diameter. I had the most luck using tulle, satin ribbon, and shiny polyester fabric with these flowers, since those ones seemed to give them the most volume.
4) I arranged the flowers on the headband in an aesthetically pleasing fashion and hot-glued them down.
5) I cut out a strip of gray felt as long as the headband, glued it to the inside to cover the ugly glued ribbon parts, and then trimmed off the excess.
6) Voila! I made sure to go and bother my kitty with it so that some extra attitude would rub off on the finished headband.
Good luck with your project! I want to see photos when you finish!
Post # 6
Aww thank you so much for these step by step instructions. I will definately need to try these for my little Flower Girl, and plus I have 3 cats that I can bug for modeling them when I’m done. hehe