Thursday, August 9, 2012

Floral headband - Green Tara & Helmar

Today I wanted to share a tutorial for a floral headband, featuring flowers and trims from Green Tara.   I started with a simple plastic headband:

First, I adhered 15mm Double Sided Satin Ribbon to the outside.  The edges will stick out a bit, but that's OK...

Because the next step is to wrap the entire headband with 9mm Satin Edged Organza.  It will hold the previous ribbon's edges exactly where you want them, while creating a pretty stripe.  I tucked under the ends and glued.

Next, you can start decorating with pretty flowers and embellishments. Glue everything with your favorite liquid adhesive (I used 450 Quick Dry). I started with this 8cm Velvet Rose:

Then added a 5cm silk Sakura:

Next, a few smaller flowers, such as these 3cm Organza Pearl Flowers:

Then finish it off with some leaves or greenery.  I chose to cut apart one of the 21cm Silver/Acrylic/Spray - Flowers and Leaves. You can one of the leaves here:

And in this shot you can see more of the beaded part from the spray:

I hope you'll take a peek through your stash and give this a try.  Send me a link if you do - I would love to see it!

Despite the look on her face, she was pretty excited about the head band (she just wasn't excited about the camera...)  ;)

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Supplies (Green Tara):
15mm Double Sided Satin Ribbon Lavender (RB15Lav)
9mm Satin Edged Organza White (RB16Wh9)
Velvet Rose 8cm Lavender  (XF9217L)
Sakura 5cm Silk and Pearl Flowers Lilac (XF9221L)
Organza Pearl Flowers 3cm White (XF5034Wh)
21cm Silver/Acrylic/Spray - Flowers and Leaves (XP0636)

Helmar Adhesive:
450 Quick Dry

plastic headband


Di Garling said...

Looks fabulous JJ. Cheers Di xo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwww! That is beautiful and she is just a cutie!!!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, what a stunning piece. Love all the details!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Maya said...

Pretty headband and beautiful girl!