Thursday, July 17, 2014

Easy Fabric Flowers

Recently, I held a school holiday workshop where 13 girls, ages 5-8, wanted to do something crafty and fun. We eventually settled on fabric flower headbands.

 Looking at tutorials, a lot of fabric flowers involved intricate folding, lots of patience, or too many steps for a young person to follow. Luckily, we came across an easy way based on an older version of a CTMH necklace kit. I used the idea from the smaller piece to create my own fabric flower.

You will need:
Your choice of Textiles
Base and Bling Adhesive Dots
Base and Bling Headband
Mini Glue Dots
Your choice of Assortments

For this particular class, we used Skylark Textiles with Skylark Assortments.



To begin, cut your choice of textile into four 1 1/2 inch circles, using a punched out cardstock circle or the corresponding adhesive dot for a template reference.



Fold each circle in half with the right side of the fabric facing you, and place a mini glue dot on the bottom half.



Fold over again with the right side of the fabric facing you, so that you end up with a quarter circle.



Do this for all of the circle pieces.



Adhere one of the Base and Bling Adhesive Dots to the metal circle on the headband, and begin adding your circle quarters.



Continue until you have all four circles on your headband.



Place your choice of complement in the middle of the headband.



Now you have a custom, homemade headband!



Here is one I made for my friend with Jubilee textiles and the Skylark Complements, so feel free to mix and match!



Please note, these fabrics and headbands are only available until the 31st July 2014, so please contact your consultant or visit my website to get your items before they go!

If you would prefer to do this as a class in Christchurch, I am taking bookings up until the 31st July 2014 but you can schedule this class any time in 2014. I am also happy to make this up as a kit for people who do not live in the Christchurch area but would love to create their own version.

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5 comments:

  1. Very pretty and so easy :)

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  2. Easy peasy effective and lovely! I'm sure they were delighted with the results!

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  3. gorgeous lauren, these would look awesome in velvet for winter. I have a bit of a thing for velvet

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