First item of business - the EZ View Desktop Giveaway ends at midnight tonight! Don't forget to enter. :)
Next, lets make something new. Something easy and cute. Something for the little girl in your life (or if you've got flare, for yourself).
Yay, headbands! It's a nice, quick project with minimal sewing for all of you non-sewers.
First, gather your supplies.
Next, deconstruct your silk flowers. They should come apart easily. Start by taking off the stem, and separate the layers of petals. I organized mine by size, because I am obsessive.
A nice full flower for your headband will require the petals from two or three (or get crazy and use four) silk flowers. I combined my flowers into blossoms with a single petal color.
Start hand sewing the petals to your headband, one at a time. I recommend placing the flower off to the side a bit, because flowers directly on top of your head will look silly. All you need is two little stitches through the petal and headband.
Continue adding petals to your blossom. I used about three petals of each size before moving on to the next smallest petal. Two stitches per layer does the trick (but make sure your stitches go all the way back through the headband).
For the last petal, you want to bunch it up a bit so it doesn't lay quite flat. I folded the petal in half, put a stitch through, folded it in half the other direction, and stitched through again. It turns the petal into a little bud. Attach the bud to the center of your blossom.
It will look like this:
If you saved the plastic stamen from your silk flower and want to add it to your headband, now is the time. Place a dot of hot glue in the center of your flower bud, and attach the plastic stamen. Like so:
That's it! Repeat, repeat. I made one for each of my adorable nieces.