DIY – Frida Kahlo inspired headband

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Every project leaves behind some material, be that ribbon, tulle, fabric or beads. I do keep them, in case a project comes up and will need that particular left-over. A while back I helped decorate friend’s birthday party, and had loads of orange ribbon left, and some tulle flowers left over from a Christening that I also helped decorate a while back (more on that in another post). For a while I’ve been thinking what to do with all those left-overs, but I knew it was going to work when I remembered Frida Kahlo’s headbands! Quick Google search – and the idea was formed and I knew it was going to work.

I love it when it all comes together like this! I love the result – if I ever find a moment when my daughter (or son) is not wearing it, it will be on my head for sure!

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Here is what I needed. Some hot pink tulle flowers and pink ribbon flowers are from previous projects. The orange ribbon flowers were made using Pinterest tutorials (I will post those later). Some fake leaves and beads are also helpful.

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These are the three types of flowers I used. Click here to see my previous post for tutorials.

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There was also a lonely headband that was needing some TLC. Wearing an orange ribbon wrap is its new identity. Glue gun helped me here.

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Then it was just the matter of laying out the flowers and glue-gun them in place. It came together so nicely, and I didn’t spend a penny on this!

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Make it and love it!

If you like this, check out my other posts:

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Tulle and Ribbon Flowers

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Ever wondered what to make with left over ribbon and tulle? Here is a therapeutic tutorial – and I say therapeutic, because who does not like a quick craft that produces a pretty flower that can be used on a hairband, or pinned to a cushion, or even a card? Very therapeutic indeed!

I have two favourite designs.

This one is super easy to make. I used circle cut outs of tissue paper and tulle, which might prove to be a tricky part – I was fortunate enough to have two colours that matched nicely. White tissue paper and white tulle would be easy to match, too.  The wonderful thing is that you can make this flower varying sizes, depending on the template size. Once you have your circles, layer then anyway you like, in my case more tissue layers towards the bottom of the flower, more tulle towards the top. All in all, about 10 pieces of each material. Sew through the centre, crinkle it up a bit, throw in a purl or two, and it is done!
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The other design is just as beautiful! All you need for this is a ribbon, about 25 cm long. The flower size depends on the width of the ribbon. The one thing you have to consider is to use double sided ribbon. I found some ribbons have a shiny side and a matte side. You might want to avoid that. Fold as shown below, either into a square or a pentagon. A square will produce a flower with four petals, while a pentagon will produce a flower with five petals. Stitch through the outter hem, pull the thread, and you have a flower. I used one flower inside the other for a fluffier flower.

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I can’t recall all the places where these flowers found their purpose. They are just too lovely not to be everywhere! Here are a few of my other posts, where I’ve used hand-made flowers:

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Make it and love it!

 


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DIY – Yarn letters

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Some french words are easier than others. I am glad I came across one that was easy enough to make out of yarn and had such a sweet translation – baby!

It was so easy to make, I think words will be wasted if I try to explain what to do, but a single picture will explain everything, and I am sure give you more DIY ideas.

Ta-da!

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It’s a little less glamorous at the back, but, if Ikea can do it, so can I!

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Yarn just makes everything look warm and cosy! Like sheep!

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I have one of those walls where a lot of my projects end up…

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However, after my photo-shoot was finished, my sweet yarn letters were used else-where (more on that later):

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Make it and love it!

If you enjoyed this post, perhaps you would like to check out some of my other posts using the same yarn:

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