Guest Post: Christine of Projects Around the House

Today I'm honored to say that we have an awesome post from Christine at Projects Around the House! And not only that, but it's her first guest post so I'm extra excited and hope you guys will show her blog some love! I hope you enjoyed her interview and now she's back with an awesome wearable tutorial to help you look fun and pretty for spring!

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I love making fake flower headbands. They are quick and easy and make great gifts. Plus they are so much cheaper to make yourself than to buy at the store. I made these headbands for my cousin for Christmas and my sister was jealous so I  decided to make her one too.
I started by pulling this fake flower out of my stash.

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I pulled all the petals off of the plastic piece that attached the flower together. Then I played around with stacking all the separate pieces to find a shape I liked. I saved the extra pieces for a future project (because a true crafter can never throw anything away :P)

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In addition for the deconstructed flower I also used a headband, two small circles of felt and a button. Plus my hot glue gun.

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I started by gluing the flower petals to one of the felt circles. Every time I glued down a new petal, I would try to position it differently than the petal below to make sure the flower would look full. When all the petals were glued down I glued the button in the center to hide the hole and make it look more finished.
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Then I glued the felt circle to the headband.

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And put the other felt circle on top to cover up excess glue and give it a finished look.

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I love the way it turned out! I want to keep it for myself so I know my sister will love it.

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Thank you SOOOOOO much to Christine for sharing her first guest post with us! I hope you all enjoyed it and remember to check out her amazing projects (including Anthropologie-inspired necklaces and yummy recipes) at her blog, Projects Around the House!

19 comments :

  1. We made some of these for Kate & William's wedding last year, but I need to make some simple everyday headbands. Yours is very cute!

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  2. Thanks Smallgood! And thanks Mel for letting me guest post!

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  3. I love the center you put in there Christine!

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  4. I love that it's no-sew & also the button center! Cuuute!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  5. Thanks Steff and Caroline! I have a big button collection and was excited to find a good use for that button :)

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  6. I have been trying to make these. Glad I found your blog!!

    I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. There are also TWO amazing giveaways this week! It closes Sunday at midnight.

    http://www.dottedlinecrafts.com/2012/03/flaunt-it-friday.html

    Looking forward to more posts,
    Sarah@
    www.dottedlinecrafts.com

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  7. I love love love that!!
    I did something similar with hair clips, but I love this hairband!
    I want to try it now!

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  8. How CUTE!!! I love everything about it. Thanks for showing how to make one. So glad you shared with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  9. That looks lovely. Really well made, and you got extra 'petals' left over which is always a plus!

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  10. This is so easy and cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! xoxo- Rachel

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  11. Thanks for sharing on SweetTalkin' Sunday! I love these flower headbands, now I can make some!! YAY

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  12. Sooo stinkin' cute! I wish my head wasn't so ginormous & I can't wear headbands :( Love these, though! Thanks for linking them up to Cutesy Monday!

    Kathryn
    destinationcraft.blogspot.com

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  13. I've made a bunch of clips like this for my daughter. I love it. So cheap and so cute!
    I'd love if you'd come link up at my first ever Tuesday Tutorial at Our Thrifty Ideas http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2012/04/tutorial-tuesday-1.html

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  14. So beautiful!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! Hope you are having a great week!!

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  15. Thank you for linking up this fabulous project!!!!
    I hope you will stop by tomorrow and link up another great project
    http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.co.uk/
    Claire xox

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  16. So sweet!! great tutorial! :)

    Bonnie @ uncommon

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  17. Such an easy project now that I see how it is done. Thanks for sharing your tutorial on Becolorful this week.
    pam

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  18. Featured this over at my blog today! :) Can't wait to try this with my girls, thanks so much for sharing!

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  19. That is a totally awesome.. awesome.. project!! Im tweeting this.. :)

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