Friday, September 9, 2011

Halloween Headband Tutorial


Lately, I have been getting so excited for Halloween.  There is SO much inspiration in the blogworld.  So much talent out there!  It's crazy!!  But I love all the fabulous Halloween projects and decided to jump on the bandwagon and make something fun.
Because my daughter, who also loves Halloween and dressing up in costumes, is really into wearing headbands lately, I decided to make one especially for Halloween!
Black and orange!!



To make one of your own, here's what you'll need:
Fabric scraps
Buttons, jewels, embellishments
Headband
Felt
Hot glue gun


I used a rolled rosette for this headband.  If you're unsure about how to make them, here's a quick how-to.
Using a strip of fabric (the size depends on how big or small you want the rosette), make a knot at one end.  This is the center of your rosette.


Fold the fabric width wise, so the rosette shows the right side of the fabric.


Now twist and wrap the fabric around your knot, adding small dabs of hot glue when needed.


Try to keep the rosette tight and flat and the more the fabric frays, the better.


Done.  Now make more, in different colors, textures and sizes.


Once you have the rosettes you want for the headband, get any embellishments you like to add interest.  I used black tulle, a black rhinestone and a silver button.


Begin to hot glue your pieces onto felt, the way you want your rosettes and embellishments to sit.


Once you're done gluing the pieces where you want, let the glue cool and set for a few minutes.


Now cut your felt around the grouping.  The felt provides an anchor to keep the pieces in place and makes it easier to attach to your headband.



Cut a another similar shape out of felt.


Figure out where you want the piece to sit on your headband, then sandwich the headband between the two pieces of felt and hot glue in place.



Let it cool and try it on.  Admire.


Perfect for the Halloween season!

 

Enjoy!!  Use the headband tutorial on any colors and styles you like!  Hope you're inspired for the weekend.

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41 comments :

Jamie said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute.
I will give this one a try!

Alexa said... Best Blogger Tips

What a doll! Being a big Halloweenie myself, I couldn't resist clicking on this project :)

Mimi said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great headband! And such a wonderful tutorial - I can't wait to try making one. Thanks so much for sharing :)

Monica said... Best Blogger Tips

so cute! I made one of these too and can't wait to be able to wear it ;)

Kei said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks so adorable!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jamie Thanks, Jamie! Have fun!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@AlexaAww, thanks for stopping by! :)

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@MimiThanks for your kind words, Mimi! Have fun with yours!!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Monica Thanks, Monica! How fun!!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kei Thank you!!

Rachel said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable! Thanks for the tutorial. Your little girl is also super cute. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
I hope to see you soon,
Rachel
http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/09/cure-for-common-monday-8-flashback.html

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! I wish I had a little girl to put this on :)

MJ said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this! I am impressed with how un-lollipop-like your flowers came out also, am still working on that myself... well done, it looks adorable :)

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said... Best Blogger Tips

I love Halloween! This is so fun! The black netting really adds a spooky feel to it! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!

Kara @ Mine for the Making said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so Halloween-chic! Love it and great tutorial. Visiting from Flamingo Toes :)

Would love for you to link this up to my new diy fashion linky party called DIY Diva Thursdays! Hope to see you there this week :)

Kara
www.mineforthemaking.com

Erica said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cute and festive! Would you be interested in participating my Spooktacular over at Doodles & Doilies?

http://doodlesanddoilies.blogspot.com/2011/09/halloween-costume-dilemma.html

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Rachel Thank you, Rachel!! I'm all linked up, thanks for the invite!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} Thanks, Erin!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@MJ Thanks for stopping by!!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kassi @ Truly Lovely Thanks so much for checking it out!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kara @ Mine for the Making Thanks so much for the invite, Kara!!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Erica Thanks! Could you email me some details about your Spooktacular? It sounds so fun!!

Jerri said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your headband! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. Please come back and link up again this week!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jerri Thanks, Jerri!

Kara @ Mine for the Making said... Best Blogger Tips

You are a featured DIY Diva this week :) Come on over and grab a button!

Kara
www.mineforthemaking.com

Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

i love this headband! i'm featuring it tomorrow on craftaholics anonymous! thanks for joining the Fall Frenzy link party!
happy crafting,
linda

Mommy aka Mom said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jamie
Can't wait to give this a try, thanks for sharing. Now following you!! :)

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kara @ Mine for the Making Thank you so much for feature! Means SO much!!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous Thanks for featuring my headband!!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Mommy aka Mom Thank you! And welcome, so great to have you as a follower!

Stephanie said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable, I need to make these for my daughter she would go crazy for them.

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Stephanie Thanks, Stephanie!! Cute, have fun!

Gigi said... Best Blogger Tips

Really cute, want to make some for my granddaughters. Where do you get your headband base from? Any favorite kinds? Also loved the infinity scarf...very nice.

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Gigi Thanks, Gigi! I use a variety of headbands. I sometimes buy them on clearance at jewelry/accessory stores and sometimes use dollar stores and even just old headbands that I tear apart to make new. I really like fabric covered headbands and kids find them comfortable. Hope that helps!

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! I'm a sucker for a rolled flower and the tulle is perfect! I would love it if you linked it up to my new link party!

http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2011/10/latest-greatest-friday-link-party-1.html

So sweet and festive!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate Thanks so much, Jenny! I've linked this up and congrat's on the link party debut!!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate Thanks so much, Jenny! I've linked this up and congrat's on the link party debut!!

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for linking up! I just love this! And your model is adorable!

Walking by Faith said... Best Blogger Tips

This is gorgeous! I'm your newest follower and can't wait to explore more of your blog! :)

Kim @ Little Rays of Sunshine

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Walking by Faith Thanks so much!! Great to have you!!

Silvia said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi
Thanks a lot for you tutorial! I love it!
I made an headband for me and I linked your post here on my blog
http://laraccoltadisilvia.blogspot.com/2011/11/le-spille-rosellina.html
S.