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When your inner Goddess needs out...
This is a brief tutorial of low cost, highly versatile head/hair ornamentation. Most of my supplies were scraps from other projects, dollar store items or remnant finds.

It may take less than an hour. I was making multiples! A lot less if you use premade components.

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  • How to make a hat / a piece of headwear. Spring Headress - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with flowers. This was a bush I got from Walmart. It was left over from another project.

    Sorry the pic is sideways.

  • How to make a hat / a piece of headwear. Spring Headress - Step 2
    Step 2

    I removed each flower. Carefully removing the petals from the stem.

    I made six sets of these for my dance group.

  • How to make a hat / a piece of headwear. Spring Headress - Step 3
    Step 3

    To keep the petals together I hot glued each layer before laying aside.

  • How to make a hat / a piece of headwear. Spring Headress - Step 4
    Step 4

    Find a round object or stencil about 1-1/2" in diameter. Trace 2 circles for every flower you make. I made 12, two flowers for each dancer.

  • How to make a hat / a piece of headwear. Spring Headress - Step 5
    Step 5

    I traced my 12 circles on my felt with my tailor's pen. Use whatever will show up on your fabric of choice.

    I usually use green, the color of foliage, as my felt base but you might have fun matching your flowers as well.

  • How to make a hat / a piece of headwear. Spring Headress - Step 6
    Step 6

    My circles!

  • How to make a hat / a piece of headwear. Spring Headress - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut them all out.

    What is not pictured is the set of slits I made in the second set of circles. The are about 1/2" apart in the middle of the disc. This allows me to slip in the hair clips, hairpins or safety pins of my choice.

  • How to make a hat / a piece of headwear. Spring Headress - Step 8
    Step 8

    Set them aside and go back to you flowers! Gather all of you embellishments, buttons, glues and go to town.

  • How to make a hat / a piece of headwear. Spring Headress - Step 9
    Step 9

    I used rhinestones and deshanked decorative buttons.

    After adding the rhinestones randomly like dew drops, I used a big dollop of hot glue to attach my flower to the center of a solid (un slit) green felt disc.

    I pushed the flower down over the glue glob until it seep through the stem hole. Then I added a bit more glue and topped it off with the button.

    I put glue around the perimeter of the slit disc, them lined up the flowered disc and glued them together.

  • How to make a hat / a piece of headwear. Spring Headress - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now, the headband! You can skip this part if you're using a readymade fancy headband.

    If not, gather you ribbon, elastic, trim and glue!

  • How to make a hat / a piece of headwear. Spring Headress - Step 11
    Step 11

    I used sequined trim, yellow grosgrain and gold elastic for my headband.

    I measured my forehead from ear to ear to determine the length of my trim.

    I cut the ribbon the same length, lined them up, and glued the sequin trim on top of the ribbon. You can skip this step if your headband material isn't too scratchy.

  • How to make a hat / a piece of headwear. Spring Headress - Step 12
    Step 12

    I knotted my elastic on each end. Placed a dollop of glue 1/2" from the edge of my ribbon base, place one knotted end into the glue, then folded the ribbon to encase the elastic. I repeated this on the other side. For security (I've worn my headband many times, even on its own) I glued a 1" piece of grosgrain crossways over the fold, for to reinforce where I'd attached the elastic.

  • How to make a hat / a piece of headwear. Spring Headress - Step 13
    Step 13

    Ta-Da! This is Marie, modeling my fancy headband.

  • How to make a hat / a piece of headwear. Spring Headress - Step 14
    Step 14

    Clip you flowers into your headband. I used tension clips, because we didn't need flowers flying while we were dancing!

  • How to make a hat / a piece of headwear. Spring Headress - Step 15
    Step 15

    Clip one, or both flowers onto you headband or wear them alone!

  • How to make a hat / a piece of headwear. Spring Headress - Step 16
    Step 16

    One project, many ways. Enjoy!

    This is the video that sparked my imagination.

    http://youtu.be/WisGyPyzzLg

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