Monday, March 7, 2011

Mardi gras!!!

In honor of Fat Tuesday, how about a tutorial?

 Mardi Gras Headband!
Scraps of green, purple, and yellow.
Small piece of elastic cord
Plain headband
Needle and thread
You only need one green... I just pulled out a couple, knowing that whichever one didn't get used would be cut up for more hexagons :)

(Did you know the purple stands for justice, green for faith, and gold for power?)

Take a piece of green- mine was from a 2.5" strip, and about 4.5" long. Fold your raw edges in, tack in place, and curl around itself.
See? Flower-like. Take a few stitches where necessary to secure the shape...
Then make the next flower. And the third flower. All on the same thread.
You should have something like this. I took a couple more random stitches to secure all three together.
Now, tie a knot on either end of your elastic cord (make sure your headband will fit once stretched!) and tack it on to the flower.
Slip the headband through the elastic, move the flower where you want it, and take an awkward photo that makes your nose look huge. Ta-da! Happy Mardi Gras!!!

I hope that by posting this tonight, anyone who wants to make one will have plenty of time. 

You could sew it right on to a headband, but I have another fabric flower I made that I want to put elastic on so that this headband will be multi-holiday. :D

1 comment:

  1. You always make me chuckle! I can see lots of places to use these little buds. Such fun.


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