Monday, November 8, 2010

Poinsettia headband tutorial

It is beginning to look a teeny bit like Christmas around here. Thanks to the toy catalogs that come early in the mail, Charlotte is REALLY excited. I am not going to lie, I am too! I brought the Christmas cd's out of storage and bought a few new ones this weekend. Yes, I was suckered into ordering Mariah Carey's new Christmas and the new Now Christmas album as well...but I am not ashamed:)!

Anyway, this weekend Charlotte and I went through all of the Christmas storage boxes to see what we had before we start buying more. Very wise. We found some stationery that I bought for her letters to Santa, and we wrote and mailed her list!

***In case you are wondering what is on her list, or need gift ideas for little girls, here is what she wrote. Baby All Gone, a Cinderella doll, a Rapunzel hair braiding doll, and Zoobles. She has no clue what Zoobles are and neither do I:)! I Santa of course have my has his own list for her, haha. ***

Of course Charlotte found all of the singing Elmo's and Rudolph's and has been pressing my their buttons ever since!

So in the spirit of the holidays I whipped up a little tutorial for you! Charlotte loves this headband that I made for her and I do too. It really was so easy and looks lovely!You can use this pattern and make barrettes, holiday embellishments, headbands, bracelets...endless possibilities.

Poinsettia headband

 Supply list

  • green felt
  • red felt
  • hot glue gun or any glue really
  • a headband, I use the ones that come in a pack of 5 and are different colors
  • my poinsettia template
  • buttons for the center of the flowers, I used a snowflake button. You could also use white or yellow felt for the center.
  1. Cut out your felt using my template!
  2. Begin gluing starting with the green leaves, overlapping so that you have 8 leaves instead of 4 showing.
  3. Repeat with the red, layering biggest to smallest. 
  4. Finish with a button for the center. 
  5. Enjoy!
Have fun making these for all the little pretties on your life! Oh, and please only make these for personal use and for gifts. Pretty please?

Linking to the following parties:
The Girl Creative
Keeping It Simple

The DIY Show Off


Kathy said...

The handband and the "model" are so pretty -what a sweet gift to make.

Unknown said...

This is probably one of the prettiest headbands I've ever seen. And your model is just beautiful!

I found you through Made by You Mondays on Skip to My Lou.

Judy @ In His Grip said...

This headband is so cute. I think that I will make one for a little one in my life. Thanks.

Cristie said...

The headband is so sweet. Perfect for the holidays. Have a wonderful week.

CourtneyKeb said...

Lovely headband!! I may have to make one for my little girl!!!

SangriaMonster said...

OK, I definitely want one but don't want to make it. Have you thought about pricing this out? I'd love to buy at least one ...

April said...

I am oh so excited to find this tutorial! I was just trying to figure out how to make a poinsetta bow to go with a Christmas outfit for my dd! Love, love, love it! Thanks for the tutorial! BTW: I love the name of your blog...I call my dd Sophie Lou Who..

Tara said...

That is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I am going to print out the template now and get busy.

anne maskell said...

It is so pretty, and it looks adorable on your daughter!

Sew Can Do said...

So cute & festive! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, my goodness....these are the cutiest, Ever!
Thank you for sharing!

Alisa said...

I just made two of these last night for my niece and her best friend. They came out so adorably perfect! Thanks for sharing this wonderful gift to make for my little niece. I think even my 13 y.o. is going to ask for one!

Amy Bee said...

Just curious-- what is the actual size of the flowers meant to be? The google doc opens an image waaay bigger than a piece of paper. Can't wait to make one though!

Anonymous said...

So sweet! I'm including it in my Friday Favorites this week!

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