Friday, April 25, 2014

DIY : Floral Headband / Flower Crown

As you know, come Spring, I've taken a liking to floral headbands that seem to be everywhere. Now that I've finally come up with one that may be worn without looking too much out of place here. I absolutely fell in love with the River Island one and decided to do one much like it, except with grey pearls. Check it out!

Here's what you'll need:
  • A strip of leather or PU (called Rexine in India)
  • Elastic cord
  • A few pearl beads - I used grey
  • Old eyeliner that's not black!
  • A needle and black thread
  • Fabric Glue

Step 1: Trace out rough outlines of your flowers onto the back of the leather fabric with the eyeliner. I used two flower shapes.

Step 2: Cut out the shapes with a sharp scissors. You'll need around 10 flowers in all.

Step 3: Cut out a length of cord about the circumference of your head by stretching it around your head. Leave about an inch extra on each side.

Step 4: Super impose the flowers one upon the other and stitching together the flowers, pearls and the cord.

Step 5: Seal the stitched flowers with a dab of fabric glue.

Step 6: Continue stitching the flowers to the pearls and the cord.

Step 7: Now place the last inch of each cord end into an inch-long rectangular piece of PU. Add glue, fold over the PU and stitch away.

And there it is - the floral headband! Don't worry about the silvery stuff, it'll fall off. Sorry for the bad photos guys! As you can see, I'm desperately in need of a new camera :-/

Try  to overlook the freaky factor in the above picture! :)

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