I am so ready for some sunshine, how about you? I love this time of year when we are deep into winter and I get to bring a little sunshine in my house with my Valentine decorations. I have wanted to make a headband using our fun metal blanks and thought this was the perfect time for it. Wouldn't your little cutie-pie look adorable wearing this!
Sweet Valentine Headband
So let's get started....... gather your supplies. You will need
- one headband blank (available at the store)
- 1 or two scraps of green wool and/or wool felt
- 3 buttons
- 3 scraps of fabric for the flowers (approximately 4" each)
- 1 - 2-1/2" x 13" fabric to cover headband
- glue gun
- basic sewing supplies
- 1/2 yard ribbon
- From two of your flower fabrics cut a 2-1/2" circle, from the remaining fabric cut one 3-1/2" circle.
- Mark the center of each circle with a pencil.
- To create flowers fold one edge of circle up to meet your marked center.
- Rotate and fold up the edge of the circle so that point A (see illustration) meets up with marked center. Continue rotating and folding, each time having the outer right fold point meet up with the center mark.
- Tack at center point to keep folds from opening up.
- Sew a button in the center. Note: The folds are the "right" side of the flower. Repeat for all circles.
- Cut out two leaves from wool or wool/felt approximately 2" long and 1-1/4" at the widest part.
- Tie a double bow with ribbon.
- Fold headband cover fabric lengthwise right sides together. Sew a scant 1/4" seam along the long edge.
- Sew a 1/4" seam along one end, with the seam down the center. Turn right side out.
- Slip over the metal headband with the seam on the inside.
- tuck raw edge in at the end. Hand stitch or hot glue -opening closed.
- Glue leaves in place beginning approximately 3-1/2" from end.
- Glue largest flower in place.
- Glue two additional smaller flowers next overlapping.
- Finish by gluing double bow under the edge of the small flowers.
I hope you enjoy!