DIY: Sweet Summer Headband

Let’s get real about summer, its hot. Hot means sweat ( I don’t understand the whole calling it “glowing” movement, women are allowed to sweat and I do more than I would like to admit…and when I am nowhere near a gym).  In warm weather I struggle with  trying to invent new hairstyles that keep my hair of my face but are not the lazy pony tail/bun options, I mean I never know when I am going to run into Ryan Gosling. This months “Hey Girl How To” is coming to the rescue!

My beautiful, smart, funny, fearless, and amazing girlfriend Vennice is a stylist and mad crafter so she is obviously the perfect person to teach us how to make a fashionable summer headband in under 30 mins!

Supplies: fake flowers from a craft store, elastic headband from the drugstore or elastic from a fabric/sewing store, scissors, hot glue gun, felt, needle and thread, and lip gloss for the post craft photo shoot.

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Step 1: Cut Felt

Lay out your flowers next to each other to get an idea of how long your piece of felt needs to be, eventually you will be gluing the flowers onto this felt strip. The number of flowers you want to use is up to you, we chose to go with a small cluster. The width of the felt strip should be about 1 inch.

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Step 2: Sew

Don’t be scared, it is super easy sewing even I can do. Thread the needle and sew the felt to your headband or elastic. Don’t you love the sassy pin cushion? Vennice made that too! I told you girl was crafty.

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Step 3: Hot Glue

Before you glue the flowers to the headbands make sure that you trim off any of the plastic stems/nubs on them so they will sit flat against the piece of felt. Be careful though, if you prune too much the flowers will fall apart. You know that saying “measure twice cut once”? This is what it means: lay out your trimmed flowers on the piece of felt before you glue to make sure they all will fit and that you still love how they are arranged. When you are ready for gluing start in the middle and work your way out with the arrangement. Once the glue is dry trim off excess hanging felt and any “glue webs” from the glue gun. Tip: a kitchen spoon rest makes a great glue gun holder and keeps glue from getting all over your table.

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Step 4: Vogue

Stage a photo shoot on a mission for a new profile pic that will make your ex so mad he ever dumped you, idiot. Yeah, the flower headband is that hot…what are you waiting for? Go get your craft on! Lovely ladies pictured in my photo shoot are Vennice and Rebecca who graciously let us use her house and backyard for crafting, voguing, and gossiping.

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If you want the best haircut of your life you can schedule an appointment with Vennice here, if you want to see more of her crazy good crafting skills you can find that here

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