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Guest Project — Quick, No-Sew Headband Idea

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 Hi! I’m Mique from 30days and when Jen put out the call for willing people to guest post, I jumped on it. I have been an admirer of Tatertots and Jello and even got Jen to post for my Funner in the Summer series. In real life I’m a stay at home mom to 3 crazy kids and when I have down time I post my ideas and those that I’ve found online at 30days.

Today I wanted to share a quick, no sew headband idea. What could be better when you’re feeling kinda frumpy than a little hair accessory? And it’s super fast.

To get started, you will need the following:

(forgive the pics, we’re in the middle of having flooring put in and paint done in my house- which is exciting- but doesn’t create great areas for tutorial backdrops ;)

less than 1/2 yd of felt

scrap of fabric

buttons

needle

embroidery thread

headband

glue gun

scissors

To start off, I cut a 2″ by 1 1/2″ rectangle with my felt.

Using my scissors I rounded the corners.

I just “eyeballed” it.

So it looks like so:

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Next I placed a button on the felt

and sewed in on with my needle and thread.

If you want, you could use your glue gun

for this part too. I just like the look with the thread.

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Arrange your buttons all mish mashed

and however you want.

Continue to stitch them on.

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This is what the back looked like

when I was done:

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I cut a slightly larger piece of white

felt and then laid my scrap fabric

on it and cut it out.

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And then I just glue gunned it in place.

You could sew it with your sewing machine too.

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Next I put glue on my original felt

(with the buttons) and glued it to the second, bigger piece.

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And this is how it looked:

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Then I made a line with glue

on the back:

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And placed my headband on it

making sure to kind of wrap the ends ups it.

You could also use an elastic headband.

The plastic ones work better for my daughter

so that’s what I used.

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Next I made another line of glue

and covered that line with one

more square of white felt.

It just makes it look finished.

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And you’re done:

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Easy peasy. And cute to boot. ;)

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Doesn’t she just look thrilled to be having her pic taken?

Thanks again to Jen for letting me guest post today.

Stop by and say hi over at 30days!

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 Thanks Mique for sharing such a fun, cute idea with us! Here’s a button for you :) If you haven’t been over to Mique’s blog – 30 Days — get over there and check it out! It is fantastic. She just had a Funner in the Summer series that had tons of great ideas. Plus, she has wonderful projects and ideas all the time, like:
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PLUS — she features great projects and has really fun giveaways too! 

You will love 30 Days!!!

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!!
XOXO

Comments

  1. I used to search hair accessories over the net and I'm glad I found this tutorial. Anyway, this headband is absolutely beautiful. I'm going to make this and wear it out. Thanks for a great tutorial! Detailed steps and photos will help me a lot. :)

  2. I used to search hair accessories over the net and I'm glad I found this tutorial. Anyway, this headband is absolutely beautiful. I'm going to make this and wear it out. Thanks for a great tutorial! Detailed steps and photos will help me a lot. :)

  3. Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea says:

    I LOVE these ideas! Oh, so CRAFTY!

  4. Very cute! I may have to make one for my niece!

  5. Connie W says:

    Very cute! I have a ton of felt and buttons!

  6. jennykate77 says:

    CUTE no-sew headband…that's my kind of craft! I can use a hot glue gun!! :) That dish looks delish. Going to follow the link to find out what it is!

  7. Jessica says:

    Hi Jen! My name is Jessica and I wanted to let you know that I tried out your Subway art and LOVE how it turned out! I gave you a shout out and posted a picture of how it turned out on my blog (www.gardenpatchadventures.com). Thanks for the great idea!

  8. Trinette Hayslip says:

    Maybe I am being fecicious, but the project does include sewing ;)

  9. Too cute Mique! So fun and quick.

  10. jodi french paper arts says:

    what a charming idea!

  11. ShadowCase says:

    Thanks for showing Mique off–I just love her stuff! Really love the summer activity chart–gonna make it today with the kiddos!

  12. amycornwell says:

    very cute! And I love the teacher appreciation idea. Very cool!