I love to make super girly things for my daughters. I know that there will come a day when they won't get all giddy happy over big obnoxious flowery headbands, so I enjoy taking the opportunity now to give them things like this. I had some great autumnal fabric scraps in my stash and decided to use them as an excuse for a couple girly accessories and an impromptu photo shoot in some leaves.
Start by wrapping an inexpensive plastic headband in ribbon.
Start at one end and wrap the ribbon, stopping to add a dot of hot glue every few twists, until the ribbon covers the whole headband. I forgot to actually take a picture of that step. Ooops.
To make the flower, cut a strip of scrap fabric that is about 3 or 4 inches wide and 12 to 18 inches long. Shorter strips will make smaller rosebud-like flowers and longer strips will make bigger fuller flowers.
Fold the strip in half lengthwise and stitch along the cut side to gather it.
Start at one end and, with the gathered edge at the bottom, curl your fabric strip into a flower.
Put a few stitches across the bottom of your flower to hold everything in place. Then glue to your headband.
I find it's best to glue another little piece of ribbon across the back of the flower and headband to keep the flower from falling off.
Then we went outside in fancy dresses for a quick sisters photo shoot!
[This is day 22 in a 31 day series about celebrating autumn. Click here for more Autumn-y goodness!]