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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ribbon Bloom in Stripes Tutorial





A Ribbon Bloom Headband~

For this adorable headband you are going to need the following items

1 low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
1 metal headband
3 strips of ribbon 32 inches in length
2 strips of ribbon 24 inches in length
Felt piece

Heat seal the ends of the ribbon to prevent fraying. I tie a knot at the end of the ribbon leaving about 1 to 1 1/2 inches of ribbon so I have something to hold onto. Twist and glue until you reach the end of the ribbon. I made a short little video clip on the makings of the ribbon blooms, it is at the bottom of the post...I hope you like it, lol. :)
Make all five blooms, and then you can decide how you want to glue them together.
I arrange the blooms on the felt before I glue them to get a nice idea of how the headband will look when it is finished. This is where you can hide any mistakes or pokey little ribbon pieces that didn't get tucked into the bloom...
Glue your first bloom onto the felt...
After I have all four blooms on I hold them down to make sure they are on for good!
You need to trim the excess felt...
Turn it around and glue the fifth bloom on the top...
I like to glue the blooms about an inch from the bottom of the headband, this generally puts the piece right above the ear...
Take a one inch piece of felt that you have measured to the length of the bloom piece..
While you are securely holding the bloom piece to the headband, apply the glue to the strip, and work your way down...
Make sure the felt is sticking together, you won't need a ton of glue, that will make it look messy....

Oh my goodness, I love it! The striped ribbon is so cute and a lot less stiff then a solid color grosgrain and so much fun to use, you're going to love it!~
And there you have it! Your own Ribbon Bloom in Stripes Headband. Well done!~




I hope the video helps out a bit....






3 comments:

Kristen said...

Hearing your voice on the video makes me miss you so much! "All you do is twist and glue". You make it look so easy but I know better than to even attempt it. That's why we buy from you. Ours would never look as beautiful. Such talent!

Shannon said...

Very cute! Thanks for the idea.

Kaysi said...

I love that ribbon, it's look so cute all rolled up!