It all started with some beautiful trim and ended up as a beautiful headband for a 20′s-style ensemble for my best friend’s 30th birthday party. I thought I’d share the three quick and easy steps it takes to make your own headband.
Trim 16″ – 20″
Elastic 3″ – 5″
Two Safety Pins
Wrap the trim around your head to find out how long you need your trim to be but leave about 3″ – 5″ off for your elastic. I found out my head is 21.5″ for where my headband would sit so I cut my trim to 18″ and the elastic to 4.5″ inches. Before sewing I suggest connecting the elastic to the trim with a safety pins. Try on your headband-to-be to make sure you like how it fits. Shouldn’t be too snug or too loose. Once you have it right, move onto step 2.
Sew on the elastic to the trim with your needle and thread.
Sew on the other side.
I’m so happy with how my headband turned out. It was perfect for the speakeasy party but I can’t wait to throw it on with a pair of jeans and a sweater to make the everyday a little bit brighter.
Cheers to champagne, chocolate cupcakes, sparkle and my best friend, Angela.
It’s been almost a year since my last post about handmade note cards with watercolors, découpage and more. I got in the mood to make some new stationary for some upcoming birthdays. If I had the free time, I’d make all birthday and holiday cards for gifts I give. I love to paint but I like the idea of painting with a purpose and putting a little more of my heart into a gift.
Get creative. Here are some of my go-to tools for crafting up some great handmade cards:
- Colored pencils
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
- Scotch Blue Painters Tape
- Colored or patterned paper
- Stick-on stencils
- Swarovski Crystals or rhinestones
- Elmer’s Rubber Cement glue
- Black Sharpie
- And of course a set of plain note cards with envelopes
Any fun ideas for some stationary? I’m thinking a fun ocean or nautical theme is in my crafting future…
What’s better than warm cozy sweat pants after a long day? Soft silky skin that smells like cinnamon sugar AND warm cozy sweat pants…
I hope you had a chance to try out this bright and cheery lemon sugar scrub from the spring. Now I highly suggest trying out this recipe for a scrub that will get you in mood for the upcoming holiday season.
1/3 cup almond oil
1/4 cup vegetable glycerin
1/3 cup of raw sugar
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
(Contents fit a 1/2 pint mason jar)
I am so glad I had a chance to get crafty this weekend. I was so looking forward to trying out my samples of Varathane Wood Stain sent over from the lovely people at Rust-Oleum. They sent me Weathered Gray and Ebony. I knew I had the perfect box that was sitting in my craft storage area just waiting to be used. I’m sure most people use Wood Stain for actual home DIY projects but why not use it for small craft projects too?
You will need:
- Wood Stain
- Stir Stick
- Soft Cloth
- Protective Gloves
- Paint Brush
I’ve been on the lookout for a simple jewelry tree for my delicate necklaces and bracelets. I just couldn’t seem to find one exactly the way I wanted. Yes, sad BUT I remembered that I have an arsenal of spray paint at my disposal. I gave a metal jewelry tree from Pier 1 Imports for $20 the look exactly like I imagined with a little white primer and metallic gold spray paint.