Please Welcome Lynette from Get Your Craft On!

Today I have my first ever blog swap!  Lynette from Get Your Craft On is here to and I'm so excited to have her!  I know you will enjoy getting to know her (if you don't already!).  And if you miss me you can head over to her blog as that's where I am today making photo covered colored pencil sets!  Take it away Lynette!

Hello all you MaryJanes and Galoshes fans!! I'm so excited to be swapping blogs with Taylor today. Her blog is super fun!!! I'm Lynette from Get Your Craft On! My blog is just my little place to keep track of all my crafty projects. I haven't always been crafty, and honestly kind of laugh at myself when I think how crafty I've become. Ten years ago, I probably would only have lasted 10 minutes at a fabric store, but now I could be there all day and not get sick of looking at all the pretty fabrics! My favorite craftiness is definitely sewing. I. Love. To. Sew. Feel free to come check out my blog to see what I've been up to lately. But first, Taylor and I decided it would be more fun for all of you if we did a tutorial swap. I've really been into hair accessories lately and had fun making this little ribbon flower headband...I hope you like it too!

Ribbon Flower Headband Tutorial
 Supplies: 1/2"-1" wide ribbon, headband, felt, glue gun, sewing essentials (sewing machine, thread, etc)

*The size of the flower can obviously be adjusted depending on how long you cut the ribbon and make the felt circles.
1.) Cut ribbon about 1- 1 1/2 yards long.

2.)  Cut out two circles approximately 2" in diameter.

3.) Gather your ribbon on your sewing machine.  I like to make the tension on my sewing machine as tight as I can and the stitch length at the longest. Sew all the way down one side of the ribbon.  It will start curling up as you sew.  It will be a big curly ball when you're done, like this:
4.)  Now you're going to glue this gathered ribbon to one felt circle.  Start by folding one end of the ribbon back at a 90 degree angle.  Place an inch or so of hot glue at a time around the outside perimeter of the felt circle.  Starting with the end you just folded back, place the ribbon on the hot glue so the side that was gathered on the sewing machine is being stuck to the hot glue.  Continue doing this inch by inch around the felt circle gradually working your way towards the middle.  When you make your way all the way around the circle once, just keep going but place the glue just below the existing ribbon.  Keep doing this all the way to the middle.  You will need to untwist your ribbon as you go.  

5.) Once you've gotten to the middle, you'll need to secure the last bit of ribbon.  If it is too long, you can trim it as necessary.  With the remaining ribbon, fold the end down at a 90 degree angle, then roll the ribbon as much as you can towards the felt base.  Place some hot glue at the center of the flower and stick the rolled ribbon down to it.  

6.) You can leave it like this or add a button or jewel to the middle.  Or you can also add other jewels, buttons, tulle, or netting to it too!

7.) Attach it to the headband.  Place an inch or so of hot glue on one side of the headband and stick the flower to it.  Take your other felt circle and hot glue it to the back of the flower, enclosing the headband between the two felt circles.  
And you're done!  I think these are fun for little girls and grown girls too!! I've been wearing this one in my hair all day!  And my daughter loves her pink one!  If you try out this tutorial, I'd love to see your headbands.  Come by and visit my place any time!  Thanks again Taylor for a fun swap today!

I love the black one!  Of course the pink is super cute too, but I love how the white pops out of the black, so much fun.  And what a great last minute gift this would make!  Thanks Lynette for being here.

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  1. that's super cute!! Wish i had a sewing machine,
    so will try by hand

  2. I just got my new sewing machine up and running last night. I am linking back to both of you as soon as I make one of these! Awesome ideas, lovelies!

  3. Love it, going to have to try that one.

  4. Thanks for a wonderful tutorial! We'll have to make some this weekend. We've been making simple flower headbands so far as seen here: http://evababedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/03/peony-headband-with-gem-brad.html

  5. You are so darn creative, and I love how you share your skills with everyone. One of these days, when life starts to settle down, I'm going to give this a try. I have a sewing machine, lots of hot glue and gobs of ribbon (from my scrapbooking days). This seems like the perfect project to try.

  6. UM- are you kidding me? This is ADORABLE!!!!!! I'm in love!

  7. Easy peasy, and super cute. I've been sooo into headbands these days...getting ready to do a whole post on them! Definitely going to add this one!

  8. I did this same exact tutorial on my blog last Tuesday! How funny! Creative minds think alike!!

  9. I LOOOVE this and have been wanting one of these for me but have not been able to find one that i like!! thanks so much. i am new to your blog and it is going on my favorites list!! thanks again!

  10. found you on pinterest
    love this idea!

    check out my blog: http://onerowblog.blogspot.com