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.
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
Ever since I came upon the DIY Clay Petal Vase that Kate of Centsational Girl made, I’ve been wanting to try it. But as I mentioned to Kate, I had an idea to make the clay flowers for a bird bath for my patio. Here’s how I did it.
- Modeling Clay
- Liquid Nails
- Pot Base
- Acrylic Paint
- Spray Sealer
Break off a piece of the clay and move it around in your palm to create a ball.
Press and pull apart with your fingers to create your petals. I made five larger sized petals, four smaller petals and a tiny ball for the center.
It’s been a whirlwind of life changes for me now that I’ve gone back to work. I’m happy to say that it’s going great and Noah is handling the changes really well too. Don’t get me wrong, I miss him a lot but I am happy he’s making new friends and I’m really enjoying my new job. Very happy to have a holiday weekend to enjoy more time with him though. What are your plans for the long weekend?
Now time for a little inspiration, I’m feeling some slight craft withdrawal…
Alicia of Dismount Creative made a super stylish and beautiful Twisted Ball Chain Necklace. Another great jewelry DIY with a few items from your local hardware store. Fantastic!