I've told two people today that I was going to name this blog post, "I Heart Hot Glue", so there you go.
A few weeks ago I saw this great blog tutorial for a pettiskirt... it is calling my name it and it is definitely on the "to do" list. But, besides the skirt, I was drawn to the satin flower headband... it looked easy and yet pretty and elegant... and I hoped she would write a tutorial for how she did the headband.
Well she did.
Well she did.
Now... I felt I needed a reason to make these headbands for the girls, and Raven's up-and-coming 1-year pictures were the perfect excuse. I had found similarly cute headbands on http://www.etsy.com/, and while I loved many of them, they were all a.) $12 a piece or more and b.) simple looking enough that I KNEW I could make them.
So, while pondering what to have Raven wear for her pictures this last week, I decided a trip to Joann Fabrics in Des Moines was in order and that I would be making these headbands... and yay, here they are!
And, to be honest... I think the total time I have into both of them is an hour... maybe even less? The cost? WAY cheaper than the $12 + tax per headband... and, there is one left over for mom to wear in HER hair too on a bobby pin. Yay!
Picture #1: My "tools"... satin, scissors, a lighter, and a circle-generating object.
Picture #2: Another asset... and the love of my life today... a HOT GLUE GUN!
Picture #3: The "accessories" to my flowers... pretty buttons and beads.
Picture #4: My flowers, completed!
Picture #5: Attaching the flowers to the headbands (I used stretchy lace.)
Picture #6 & 7: Headband Model... JULIA!
Picture #8: Headband Model... RAVEN!
Picture #9: Julia and Raven together -- Mom, we LOVE our headbands!
Picture #10: Complete!