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Shimmery Spring Headband Tutorial

Happy Monday! If you are wondering who the winner is of the A Nice Weekend Indeed Contest……. Miss Julianna Hendrix! She gets to pick any item from my etsy shop for free, and I’m even gonna take care of the S&H. Thank you to those who participated.

So anyways, I love spring, and so far it has been a wonderful one here in the ol’ Sunshine State. I’ve been searching and dreaming about accessories and such that woul compliment said season, and I saw this picture my friend Haley posted on Pinterest.

I thought this was really cute, and wanted to make one for myself. I’m not really into stars right now, so I made one with triangles. My current favorite shape. Ridiculous I know. Wanna see how I made it?

The supplies for this headband are simple, and you probably already have them lying around your house! Fetch you some scissors, white felt, a headband or ribbon, glitter, Mod Podge, a glue gun and glue sticks.

Cut out the shapes of your choice. They can be anything, and if you aren’t good at free-styling it, then just make a paper stencil first.

Take a paint brush and apply a liberal amount of Mod Podge to one of your triangles.

Sprinkle your glitter onto the triangle, and then repeat for the others. Don’t be afraid to use that glitter, you can pour the rest back in the container when you are done.

Let the beauties dry.

Once your pieces are dry, get your glue gun and attach the pieces to your headband. Make sure to space them correctly before you glue them, and be careful! Don’t burn your fingers like I always do.

For extra hold, cut small rectangles from your left over felt and glue them to the backs of your pieces, making sure that they don’t show from the front of your headband.

Your done! Now you have a shimmery spring headband to wear and make all of your friends jealous. Now for the fun part…. put it on!

If you like this headband but don’t feel like making one yourself, you can visit my etsy shop and buy this one! Not a fan of triangles? That’s o.k. Not everyone is perfect. I’d be glad to custom make you a headband with whatever shapes you like. Just shoot me an email at meganlee26@gmail.com.

Now get to work!

The New Things.

Today came just in time.

I’ve felt like a laboring field lately.  Or a bathtub with the cold, dirty water being drained out of it.

But today…. this day has been a day of solitude, study, intercession, worship, celebration, and creativity. A wondrous and lovely day indeed.

I made some new pieces recently for my etsy shop, and had a small photo shoot with myself earlier. I’m glad I did that, because it gave me that little inspiration I needed to come up with some other new stuff. You can find all of these treasures if you click HERE…. or just click the etsy button —> over there on the side of the page. It’ll take you right to ’em.

Also, it is just GORGEOUS outside.

 

Current Projects.

Now that my craft room is a place where I enjoy sitting and making stuff, I’ve been working on some new projects. I’ve been branching out of just the hair/wedding pieces and trying to come up with some other goodies. I’ve gotten requests for things that little boys can use, accessories for men, and a bunch of other stuff.

Elephant Painting

This is a painting I’ve been working on for my sister as a house warming gift. She just moved into a new apartment with her best friend Kelsey. Kaitlyn loves elephants, so I figured I would use that as the theme for the package I put together. I thought about just leaving the painting like that, but I would really like to add some words into the silhouette part. Something really encouraging and motivational without being cheesy. Any suggestions?

hairband

Here’s a wedding piece I’ve been working on. Again, it seems finished but I feel like something else needs to be added to it. I really love the dark coin in the middle of the flower. But there’s just something missing.

fabric wipe holder

So here’s something I thought about doing as a way to tap into the baby boy/girl scene. Up-cycling used wipe holders and covering them with fabric. Maybe even adding custom stitching for names or initials.

There’s some other things I’ve been working on like boys/men’s bracelets and up-cycling old t-shirts into tank tops with meaningful designs. What do you think I should do? What are the projects you are working on right now?