Happy Friday everyone!! Phew! been a long week this one and I’m so ready for a nice glass of vino tonight!
Welcome to DIY Friday and I am happy to say that my DIY posts will be a more regular feature from now on… woop woop!!!
So, Charlotte and I were thinking how nice it would be to be able to make your own headband floral pretty (or for your best girls…), so I set to work and here it is. And it’s so very easy……..enjoy and please let me know of anything you want me to have a go at for future posts.
You will need:
- Some material of your choice
- Some fabric scissors
- Needle and cotton
- Some beads of your choice
- A pen/ pencil
- Plain plaited headbands (H & M are great and only £1.99 each)
- Mini safety pins
Fold your fabric into squares ( think about how many layers of petals you want)
If you fancy it you can draw a flower shape or alternatively just use our downloadable template
Cut the flower shape out
Layer the flower petals and arrange as you wish to (neat or a bit haphazard, we prefer the latter)
Load up your needle with cotton and stitch through the centre of the flower and attach beads and/or buttons of your choice.
Ruffle the petals and if you want a more shabby-chic looking flower then you can pull away the edges of the petals to losen the weave to give a frayed effect
Use a mini safety pin to attach to your headband
You can use multiple flowers on a band for a more statement effect or glue to kirby grips and use as hairslides. I also like the idea of using these flowers (mis matched fabrics would look cool!) to decorate favour boxes or even added to string to make unique chair back decor.
And if you want a non-wilting (and personalised) buttonhole then these make a great alternative.
I have already told Charlotte I am making loads and having them all the way up my W-day ailse (she just doesn’t know she’s the one helping me make them all yet….)
Spray starch will help stiffen the petals and you can also use your iron to give the petals some creases in the right places. Also don’t forget to look in your wardrobe for unwanted clothes as these can be useful, the green ones are made from a summer dress I don’t wear anymore.
Finally for those that like a bit of sparkle why not get some flitter (extremely fine glitter) and give the petals a touch of glitz!!
Voila…………please excuse my rubbish hair, I’m going through the “too long too short” stage AND trying to grow out my fringe so at the moment every day seems to be a bad hair day.
Lots of Friday love