Holy Headbands!

I know I mentioned I’d get this little headband post up a little earlier but I’m learning more and more how tough it is to keep up a blog with two little sweet thangs sucking up all my love and attention making anything other than a Saturday post an unreachable goal at this point.  C’est la vie.  I love doing and writing but at this point, posting once a week is all I can do until the twins are a few months older.  But, enough complaining, here’s what we’re really here for:aug272012 033

Here’s how they went down.  First, I grabbed up the extra pillowcase fabric I had left from making the twins baptismal gowns.  Using the lid of a jar that measured about three inches in diameter, I traced a bunch of circles (eight for each headband) onto the fabric and cut them out.  I also used a quarter as a stencil to trace and cut two smaller circles to attach the elastic of the headbands to.   aug272012 028

Then I measured the girls heads and cut two thin pieces of elastic an inch and a half longer than their head  measurements.aug272012 029

Using my handy dandy hot glue gun, I glued the elastic ends to the smaller circles I cut out like so: aug272012 030Side note:  Make sure the elastic isn’t twisted…one of my pieces was and the glue was on and dry by the time I noticed.

Next, I grabbed a fabric circle, folded it in half and then in half again to get this little shape: aug272012 031

Then I glued five of the ‘petals’ around the small fabric circle and then three standing up in the middle. aug272012 032

Easy peasy!  I’ve got so many fabric remnants that I can’t wait to turn into headbands!  As the girls grow I can always attach new, longer pieces of elastic thereby making them cuter than buttons every time they wear them and virtually immune to any questions or comments of “are they boys?” any cray cray peeps pose…especially since pink is a fashion staple every time we go out…   

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Happy Headbanding!

4 comments

  1. Oh my goodness, I love this! Sheena, the girls are beautiful! And those headbands are so cute, you should start an etsy shop (if you don't already have one)

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