Tuesday, March 17, 2009

How to headbands

I haven't forgotten about you headbanders. I am working on it, albeit slowly. If you want to make some, now is the PERFECT time to go down to michaels, and get spring stems, they have been half off for weeks.
A piece of advice from Danna - To pick a flower for the headband, usually don't pick anything bigger than the girl's ear, if the girl doesn't have much hair. Once she has a lot of hair, you can pick something proportional to the amount of hair. I see a few babies with huge flowers, but my family just can't pull it off. Maybe its because N babe has a small head.
If you are on a budget bring the girl with you, and measure the flower to her head.
Here are the other supplies in case you want to get them to be ready for my poorly written tutorial:
Crystal Brads (found in the scrapbook section of your local craft store)
Single Prong clips (I got double, i didn't know any better, double work too) found at Sally's Beauty Supply
Grosgrain ribbon the same width of your clip (non satin, the ones with little horizontal ridges) . (Most people use matching ribbon to the flower, my daughter is practically bald so all of her clips are on a white headband, so I saved money by just using white ribbon.)
Hot glue and hot glue gun
If you are interested in a headband, you need white tights, or panty hoses, or whatever color you want, and an inch wide matching color grosgrain ribbon.
I'm going to be posting my tutorial on my new craft blog, but I'll inform you on this blog too.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if I can get away with making something for my boys hair...he got lots and the girls are always trying to put barrettes in it.