14 Mar 2011, 11:14pm
$10 Cost Felt Tutorials
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Rose Headband Tutorial

Remember the cute little flowers I made for a headband a while back?  I hope so, because it was only 4 posts or so back!  Anyway, I had this idea forming in my mind ever since I made those and I finally decided to give it a whirl.  I made a giant felt rose to clip onto a headband.

I had gone to Walmart and found some really cool felt.  I typically shy away from Walmart, but this felt screamed “buy me!” so I did.  And the cool thing, it’s recycled from old plastic bottles!

I’m not going to do the entire tutorial again, just tell you how to make the rose and clip.  For more details, click here.

Depending on desired size of rose, cut felt strip.  I made a large one this time so I cut my strips at about 1 inches wide.  I ended up cutting three of these.

Cut semi-circles.  Either free hand, or if you’re design challenged like I am, use a template…I made mine in Photoshop.  It was way more work than I needed to put in because, let’s face it, I could have used a bottle cap and just traced as I went…wow…why didn’t I think of that at the time!

Cut slits in between each of the semi-circles.  Leave about 1/4-1/2 inch of uncut felt.

Now roll!  Don’t forget to hot glue along the way.  Especially when you transition from one piece of felt to the next.

This is the tricky part.  You want to have left the rolling somewhat loose, because now you need to peel back each “petal”.  My rose was a tad tight, and I have had to keep peeling the petals back every now and then, but roses aren’t perfect, so mine fits right in!

I also took one of these nifty clips that I found at Walmart, covered part of it with felt (as shown) (totally not necessary!), and glued it to the back of the rose.  This way, I can change what I clip it to.  Very versatile!

Finished product on the sweetest head I know!

Now, you do not have to use this for a baby craft.  I just can’t pull the look off like she can!

Cost:  Pack of 12 felt – $3.95
Pack of clips – $3.00

Total:                                  $6.95

Obviously, per rose is cheaper, but this is the overall supply cost assuming you don’t already have felt.

 

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