August 28, 2009

How To Make A Headband with Appliqué

Latest project - cute headband with beaded/rhinestone appliqué! Click pictures to enlarge.

Felt (optional)
Glue (I use stinky E6000, I bought a new tube with a pointy tip)

Step 1 - Gather supplies (of course, a cute bunny is helpful! ;-)

Step 2 - I cut a strip of felt 1/4" wide to line the inside of the headband. This isn't necessary, but I wanted a "finished" look and thought it might add some cushioning.

Step 3 - Cut a section of felt that's just a little bit smaller than the appliqué.

Step 4 - Glue the ribbon to the outside of the headband (I used velvet ribbon for this headband).

Step 5 - Glue the felt strip to the inside of the headband (I left an opening to reduce bulk).

Step 6 - Glue the appliqué onto the outside of the headband, positioning to desired location. I used bobby pins to help hold it in place while the glue dried.

Step 7 - Glue the felt section onto the back of the appliqué, sandwiching the headband in between the felt and the appliqué.

And you're done! Let dry! Have fun!


Charly said...

Hi Mary Ann!!! I wanted to thank you for the birdcage veil how to's. I live in Venezuela and will get married on Oct. 31st, I have been looking like crazy for one of this here in my country but I haven't been lucky, so I decided to make one myself and give it a try. Thank you girl!!!! I will send you a pic of the wedding in the future. BTW you looked like a doll in your wedding pictures. All the best.

m a said...

Thanks Charly! I'm glad the tutorial has been helpful to you. Good luck with the wedding!

Saltwater Dreams said...

This is the cutest idea! I love the way this looks and I really enjoy your entire blog! Keep the craftiness and creativity coming please!

Anonymous said...

Hope to see same more information in futere.

connie said...

hey, i wanna make headbands like problem is finding appliques!!!! where do you get yours???