Between last week’s braided headband tutorial and today’s project, I’ve apparently got an uncharacteristic amount of pink on the brain. Must be all this spring weather.
fake daisies (leaves optional)
hot glue gun
Disassemble your daisies. I used two different brands of fake flowers from the craft store, and both had stems that you could simply pop the flower tops off of.
To Make Boutonnieres
Heat up your glue gun, and cut your white felt into small rectangles. Apply a layer of hot glue to a button back and stick a felt rectangle to it. Generously apply a layer of hot glue to the other side of the felt and stick a flower top to that. Tightly hold the whole mess together until the glue dries.
See how much glue I used below? Since the backs of the daisies are somewhat conical in shape, lots of glue is the key to getting them to stick to the flat button back.
To Make Headbands
Using a single, thick layer of hot glue, sandwich a couple inches of an elastic headband between the back of a daisy and the felt. Hold in place until the glue hardens.
I played around with a few variations on the headband idea, but my favorite were incorporating more flowers and the leaves of the fake flowers.
To incorporate more flower tops, simply use a longer felt rectangle to adhere the flowers to a headband. To incorporate leaves, hot glue them to the back of the felt piece.
PS: The purple headband shown is totally huge, but I like it! It’s kind of like wearing a crazy hat.
Beautiful idea, pinned!
This is great!! My daughter is always destroying her hair bands. I am going to have to re-make the old ones…what a great tip!!
So sweet! Thanks for sharing!
I love this, especially the large one. I’m really in to hats right now. At 72 years you g, I love to play “pretty up” and find simple accessories can do so much to make you feel pretty. When I’m feeling unattractive about myself I sing the song: “I Feel Pretty” and it puts a smile on my face and of course that is the beginning for anyone.
Have you ever made bread flowers? I understand people make them in Mexico to put on as decorations. I believe they are sprayed with something that makes them hard. I would love a DIY for these.
You sound like a ton of fun, Jery! I’ll look into those bread flowers and see what I can do! -Heidi :)