So one of the things I was so distracted by at Hobby Lobby this week was the 50% off sale on fake flowers. Because of Jen's post a few weeks back (see here), I had the bug to try some cute hair accessories for the girls...
This was trial and error,but I've got it now, and it is EASY-PEASY. Along with the flowers, I bought a half yard of stretchy cotton (WHY can't I think of what this is called...you know, the stuff t-shirts are made of that have a little bit of give in them???). Anyway, that stuff. A half yard will give you enough to make 15 of these...it's a lot.
I figured out how wide I wanted the headbands to be and measured the girls head's for a snug fit. And then I just sewed them together. There is slightly more to it than that (not much)...if you sew you know how to hide your seams...right sides together, leave a small opening and then flip the whole thing right sides out. If you don't, that sounds like alien language...and I apologize. Really, it's one of the simplest things you can do, with a basic knowledge of sewing.
All this to say, attaching the flower was the tricky part. As I learned, the easiest way is to take the whole thing apart...which, for me, meant cutting the base off and removing the center of the flower so that I could sew the flat petals directly on to the headband. Once those were on, I hot-glued the flower center back in place. I tried to attach the whole flower, but the point on the backside of it makes it all kind of awkward.
So, there you have it. A whole headband for...$1.25? Success!