Fabric Flowers and Adorable Kiddos...

October 10, 2011

Happy Monday everyone! Or should I say, Happy Columbus Day? The husband has today off so I took it off too. Only fair, right?

Over the weekend I got to visit my friend Kate and her two adorable little ones. Kate and I went to high school together in California and now we've both ended up out here in Michigan.

 Baby Finn. Isn't he just precious? He was so good the entire time just hanging out in his swing.

And big sister Dakota. I made her some headbands and she wanted to wear them all at the same time. She had two on her head and one around her neck....love this little girl!

Want to make an adorable headband? Over the past few weeks I've been making fabric flowers like crazy. They are really easy to make and turn out adorable. 

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First roll out your fabric and cut a 1 and 1/2 inch strip. It doesn't have to be perfect.

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Then tie one end in a knot. Glue the small end to the knot. You can use fabric glue for this....but I used hot glue because that's what I had on hand.

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From there start wrapping the fabric around the knot to form a flower. Secure it with glue every inch or so.

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And just keep going. I found it looks best if you twist the fabric here and there so you can see the underside.

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Once you are done glue the last inch or so of fabric to the back of the flower.

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I got a little carried away and made a ton!

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To make a headband you'll need pretty elastic. I was able to find mine at a local fabric shop. I also found some white elastic at Joann's Fabric.

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I made one of these for myself too! I didn't get a chance to take photos of this kind of flower but it's really easy. Just cut a bunch of 2 inch circles out of your fabric. Use one of them as a base for your flower. Then take your circles and fold them in half. Then fold them in half again and secure with a little glue. Then place a drop of glue on the point of your flower and glue it to the base. Keep doing this over and over until your flower is full. Remember, it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful!

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15 Responses to “Fabric Flowers and Adorable Kiddos...”

  1. I'm SO not crafty when it comes to Sewing and measuring with math!! I'll be sure to hit you up if I ever have a kid and need a super adorbs headband!! LOL These are great!

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  2. You did a really good job, but like CMae, I have no idea how you got there! I think I'll leave this to you!! Cute, cute, cute kiddos!

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  3. SO cute! I want to make some adorable fabric flowers ! Love love love it... And how cute are those kiddies!!

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  4. Fabric flowers are so fun! The headbands look great. And those little ones... adorable!

    Happy Monday :)

    -Holly @ Eight Six Eleven

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  5. LOVE the headbands! Such a fun idea and they all look amazing! :)

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  6. Monroe is LOVING hers. Thanks again friend!!
    -erika

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  7. I have always wondered how to make these! Great tutorial, thank you!

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  8. Julie, These headbands are soooo cute! Great job! If you have time, I would love one for Kylie!!! :)

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  9. what a fun little DIY! lovely blog!

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  10. those headbands are adorable!!!

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  11. Such a great tutorial! These are adorable!

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  12. SO Cute!!! I am obssessed with things in my hair these days...I'll need to get on this project asap.

    have a good week girly! xoxo

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  13. I MUST make some of these for my little girls!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!:)

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  14. Adorable!! I love that she insisted on wearing them all :)

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  15. Really cute!!! Going to have to make some :)

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