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DIY: felt flower brooch / Sheepy Me. This Friday instead of Little box of treasures I decided to make a nice project.

DIY: felt flower brooch / Sheepy Me

I love anything floral so here's an easy way to make yourself a pretty flower from felt. If you don't have any felt I'm pretty sure that fabric will also do. When your flower is done you can decorate it with whatever you like. I've chosen a stone bead for the center of the flower and cut some tule leaves. The length of my wool felts were 35cm (14 inches), the width - 4cm (1.6 inch). You can find my other DIYs here: greeting card and thread wrapped box . Double Strand Lace Headband.

Today’s headband DIY is how to make a Double Strand Headband.

Double Strand Lace Headband

This headband is made almost exactly the same way as the Single Lace Headband. All you need is 36 inches of lace or ribbon 1 inch width or narrower. I used 1/2 inch width lace from Joann’s Fabrics. 3 1/2 inches of braided elastic 3/8 inch width or larger. Cut the lace so that you have two strands that are 18 inches long. Lay the end of one length of lace over the other as the picture shows. After you have the ends lined up lay the elastic over the top so they overlap by 3/4 of an inch or so. Then with a sewing machine or by hand stitch across the two layers of lace and the elastic. After you have sewn one side do the same to the other side. I leave mine this way because usually the elastic and stitching are hidden by my hair.

Headband tutorial. What you need: -Flower petal template- located HERE-Sheer fabric-Felt-Permanent fabric glue-Headband (wide bands work best)-Scissors-Cardstock What to do: -Print the template on cardstock and cut out -Trace template onto fabric: 12 Large, 20 Medium, 3 Small To make the large flower: -Fold in half.

headband tutorial

-Fold in half again. -Make a few quick stitches to hold in place. -Cut a small circle of felt. -Sew the folded petals to the edge of the felt circle. -Sew 8 petals around the edge and 4 in the center, then fluff. Repeat steps to make the medium flower. This is a diagram of how I assembled the petals on the headband. Use small dots of permanent fabric glue to attach the large flower to the side of the headband. Braided Bohemian Headband. Another headband tutorial!

Braided Bohemian Headband

Be sure to check out the Single Strand Lace Headband and Double Strand Lace Headband. For this tutorial this is what you will need. Materials: DIY Criss-cross headband. My addiction to insanely simple DIYs continues.

DIY Criss-cross headband

I threw this together today and thought I'd share:) 1. Take a long strip of fabric (preferably some type of stretchy fabric) 2. Position the middle of the fabric strip at the base of your neck 3. Cross once! I wanted mine to be an easy throw-on every time, so I also just hand-stitched a few stiched through the criss-cross and the knot to keep it from coming undone. SO easy, right? DIY Not-so-nautical rope headband. I know I am way late in the season to be doing a nautical themed DIY but my favorite craft store just got in some cute rope cording and I had to do this DIY.

DIY Not-so-nautical rope headband

Don't worry about it being out of season because in the end this headband doesn't read as nautical at all. Remember when Gossip Girl first premiered and Blair Waldorf became the queen of headbands? Well in one episode she wore this gorgeous gold knot headband that I fell in love with. I eventually DIY'ed it and because it was such a simple project I decided I wanted to make more now that my craft store got in new rope.Supplies- 2 yards of craft cording- any size you like is fine Headband- make sure it's wide enough for two strands of the cording to cover.

Glue gun Start by creating the first knot, I saw a version of this knot on the internet years ago but I honestly can't remember where. First take the cording and fold it in half. Once you pull both ends to tighten the knot it should look like this. Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands.

I was walking through Target a few weeks ago and noticed this little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together…….but woven.

Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands

I decided they were charging way too much for something that could be made with t-shirt scraps. And that means free. So there you have it. A nice and easy project to give my bad-hair-day head some love. (Or you may need one for working out. I kinda love it on my little girl . She always has little hair fly-aways that get into her face…….and this helps with that problem. It even works great with her hair down…..and keeps that hair tucked behind her ears. And yep, good for me too. Thanks little t-shirt scraps. Want to make your own?