Make a Valentines Headband
It’s New Release Week here on the May Arts Ribbon Blog! And that means all week long we are inspiring you to create with our awesome new ribbons. That also means you have two chances to win some of your own! Our first giveaway is our Spring Release Giveaway, showing you all our upcoming releases. And for another chance to win, you just have to comment on any post this week!
Now, without further delay, here is another healthy dose of ribbony inspiration with Royal Ribbonista Emily Lanham:
Hey everyone! Emily here today and I’m VERY excited about this new release week! May Arts has really hit the nail on the head with this release! I say that every time, but it just keeps getting better!
Today I have another headband tutorial to share. Ever since May Arts came out with the Elastic last year, I have been so into creating headbands and other hair accessories for my daughter. It’s SO much cheaper to create them yourself and May Arts offers everything that you need to make these pretty accessories!
When I saw the sequin hearts, I immediately started to think of all of the fun things I could do with them! These are great, you can embellish with them as an accent or use them as the main focus of any project. The possibilities are endless!
For this project you will need some of the NEW adhesive sequin hearts. These come in Red, Pink, Silver and Gold. So cute! You will also need some elastic. This comes in a wide variety of colors, but I decided to stick with the red and pink to match the hearts.
Start by cutting your elastic to 17”. This is the standard size to fit little girl heads. You can go smaller or larger depending on age. Just add or subtract an inch or two.
Add some hot glue to the end of your elastic. You can stitch these, but I prefer to use hot glue, it has a good bond and it’s quick.
Glue the ends together and hold until glue hardens.
Like I said, these little hearts contain adhesive on the back which is awesome. Cut a heart off of the strand and peel the back off.
Adhere the heart to the elastic on top of the seam where you glued the ends together. This hides that so you can’t see it when wearing the headband.
Next you will need some felt circles. You can cut them yourself, or you can find these little mini pre-cut felt circles at your local craft store.
Glue the felt circles t the back of the heart to cover the sticky adhesive. This will keep the adhesive from sticking to your hair and also gives a nice soft back so it doesn’t itch when wearing it.
If you run into the problem where the felt circle sticks out at the bottom of the heart, simply trim the excess off.
How cute are these?!
You can also add the hearts to the BRAND NEW glitter elastic. This is my absolute favorite ribbon from this release.
Here’s how that will look. Really cute this way too!
These are SUPER easy to create. Gather up some supplies, get crafty, and make a fashion statement with May Arts!
By Emily Lanham
Other Supplies Used:
- Hot glue
- Felt circles