There are so many choices out there for wall decor, but none that showcase our family quite like our own art! I picked a couple of my favorites then I scanned them into the computer and increased the contrast so they showed up darker when printed. Then I took some mats and frames I had stashed in the basement and gave them a make over - I covered the mats with some scrapbook paper and gave the frames a coat of black spray paint.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
With four girls, there is a crazy amount of bows and headbands around here. When I discover a new style I tend to go crazy and make at least one in every color. (I'll post more bow craziness later : ) For today, I've got to share these little gems! If I didn't get so terribly overwhelmed in a fabric store I would make loads of these, but this is all I've got for now. I have made quite a few as gifts for birthday parties, and they have been a hit! Cute fabrics, endless possibilities, and easy to make!
We start with 7-8 large circles (mine are 3 1/4 in.)
and 7-8 small circles (mine are 2 1/2 in.)
I just traced the top end of a cup for the large circles and the bottom end of the cup for the small.
Then to make each circle a petal, put a dab of hot glue on the wrong side of the fabric
Fold in half,
put another dab of hot glue,
and fold into thirds.
It will look like this:
Do this to each circle. Then take a piece of felt cut into a circle and begin placing and gluing the larger fabric petals onto the felt going in a circle
Until you get this:
Then just place and glue the smaller fabric petals on top
Add a button to the center (or a cover button, or jewel, or anything :) and hot glue the whole thing right to a headband.
Then grab the nearest little girl to put this on and admire!
Tip: The Dollar Store sells great fabric covered headbands in a pack of 3. That's where I get mine. JoAnn's fabric store also has a big selection of colors and sizes. They are $1.99-$3.99 each.
Have fun trying lots of combinations and colors! I'm excited to make more!