Intro: Felt Flower Headband
Learn how to make a felt rose and attach it to a headband (or pin, ring, etc. whatever you want)!
What you need;
2. elastic headband
4. nylon thread
6. magnatac or glue
7. spray starch
8. hair dryer
Step 1: Step 1
Cut out at least 10 petal shaped pieces of felt in varying sizes (small to large). You can cut out more or less depending on how big you want your rose. Start with a small petal piece and turn it in a spiral. Once you have it where you like it, sew through the middle and wrap a few strands around the end then sew through the middle again (to make sure it stays in a spiral).
Step 2: Step 2
Keep adding petal pieces going from smaller ones and eventually getting to the bigger ones. Keep wrapping them around each of the last ones. They will start to spread further apart, so be sure to sew them securely on. eventually the bottom of the flower will be somewhat like a flat circle.
Step 3: Step 3
Attach the flowers you have made to the elastic headband. sew through the stem part and around the elastic many times, even going through the elastic band. Sew as securely as you can. After you have sewn it on, use the magnatac or glue over it to secure it and also to make sure the ends of the thread aren't poking out.
Step 4: Step 4
Once you have sewn it securely on, use the spray starch and spray the flower completely. Use generously and get it really soaked. Then get your hairdryer and hold the flower gently and dry it. Shape it how you want, the starch will harden the felt so it makes a more stiff shape. Hang it upside down over night so it can really set and the glue will harden. And there you go!!
You can wear it like a headband, or even around your forehead and off to the side. It makes a great accessory to a nice dress or even an everyday outfit! If you want, you can add your flower to a pin, ring or anything you want!