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Satin Headband Project

Oh. Em. Gee. I didn't think I was ever going to have the time to blog again. Things have been so busy. My portrait business is exploding, 2nd grade homework is whippin' us every night and I decided to have a yard sale in the middle of all this. I got rid of sooooo much stuff and after the initial anxiety wore off, it felt sooooooo good! I still have a ton because some things I just couldn't part with but it is progress nonetheless! I made a pretty nice chuck o' cash too so that was super sweet!

Anyway, I have been crafting some here and there but just haven't had the time to upload, edit, write, post, yadda yadda yadda. It's raining here in the South and everyone in my house is still in jammies being lazy bums so I thought I would write a quick tutorial on a project I made recently to use at my newborn photo shoots.

It's super simple but so cute!

First you need a synthetic fiber. I used satin. DO NOT use natural fibers or you may or may not have a small fire on your hands. I wouldn't know.

So you will start by cutting the satin in about 5-7 misshapen circles. Don't worry about them being symmetrical or even. It doesn't matter.

Then take a lighter and lightly run the fabric edges through the flame. This takes a bit of trial and error, but just try it out lightly and if you want more curl, run it through again. You don't want to burn it, you just want to heat it if that make sense.

It should look something like this.

Once you have all of your petals the way you like them, you will want to attach them all together.

I used Fabri-Fix but you could also use hot glue or even the ole needle and thread option.

Just glue them down one on top of the other with the curl facing upward. While you are waiting on that to dry, cut 2 matching circles from a coordinating felt. Turn your flower over and glue one of the felt pieces to the back in the center.

Next spread a good amount of glue onto the felt. Then take your elastic (I used 1/8" elastic in a 13" length for a newborn) and put both ends in the glue. Make sure you don't have any twists in your elastic. Then put the second felt circle on the top to finish off your piece. I finished mine off with a tiny little pearl button that I cut the shank off of.

This was the result! I was so excited to have a newborn coming into the studio that I could try it out on. Isn't she precious? Check out more photos by liking my Facebook Fan Page

This project took less than 5 minutes from start to finish. Seriously, no skill or talent involved here. I love me some Etsy where you can buy things like this for $10.00-$20.00 but more than that I love saving money! This project only cost me about $1.00. Are you going to try it out?

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