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Thursday, August 4, 2011

1920's Inspired Headband

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

I recently chopped all my long hair and got a bob.  When I got home, I realized my hair reminded me of a flapper.  I really wanted to accessorize and I was inspired to make a flapper-like headband.

You will need:
-A piece of fabric boning (big enough to fit around your head)
-A hot glue gun (or fabric glue)
-A small piece of felt cut into a circle
-Decorative lace
-A decorative button or bead
-A small feather

First, take your felt circle and put a dot of glue in the center.  Glue the bottom corner of the lace in the middle

Next, bunch the lace, holding it in the middle as you turn the felt circle.  Keep bunching and turning until your lace looks like a flower.  It does not have to be perfect. 

To hold the lace in place, glue your decorative button in the center.  Glue down loose outer edges of the lace to the felt. 

Put the piece of boning around your head and cut it so that there is about an inch of space between the ends.  Next cut two pieces of lace to be the ties.  Mine are about seven inches.  Fold the lace into a point and glue it about an inch from the end of the boning.  Repeat on the other side.

Put the boning back on your head and use a pencil to mark the place where you would like the lace flower.

Glue down the flower right over the pencil mark.  Then glue one feather to the boning behind the lace flower.

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