Here is a rockin' little idea that will just take a few minutes of creativity but will be a great handmade gift. All you need are some stretch elastic headbands, ribbon, felt scraps, a hot glue gun and some flowers. I got my headbands at Target. The ribbon & flowers I had in my scrapbooking supply stash that often doesn't get used for scrapbooking. So this project was a perfect way to use up some of those supplies. Some of the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the rose ribbon is from American Crafts. Flowers are from Prima, often found in the scrapbooking section of most craft stores.
American Crafts has this great rosette ribbon that's pretty sheer. So lovely! Simply handstitch the ribbon onto a handband, tacking it on here and there, for a super simple & fast headband.
For these next several headbands , I used Prima Flowers and some felt. I cut out two felt circles that would fit the back of each flower. One circle is hot glued onto the headband. The other circle is hot glued to the back of the flower. Then I just hot glue the circles together, sandwiching the headband in the middle to create a good solid base. I have a photo of the back of the flower below.
These headbands with the ribbon and beads were a bit more time intensive but still only took about 15 minutes each. That tells you how fast and easy the others were! First I cut a felt circle about the size that I wanted to flower to be. Then I applied hot glue a little at a time, starting on the outside of the felt circle, glueing the ribbon a little at a time in a spiral shape toward the inside of the felt circle to create the flower. I used a toothpick to help me glue the edges of the ribbon easily without burning my fingers. There's no real science to this. It's just glue as you go and it'll turn out just perfect in its own way! Then you can hot glue beads in the middle or handstitch a few sequins if you'd like.
And there ya go. A little preview of the felt sandwich on the back of the flowers.
Seriously so simple, I'm telling ya! Fast and easy and a great way to create a few last minute handmade & thoughtful gifts to share!
Digital frames from Andie Smith Designs.