By New Woo! Jr. Contributor Joanna Brooks
Simple and Cute Scrap Fabric Flower Headband Tutorial
There are few things that are cuter or more on trend in hair accessories than rosettes right now. They’re also surprisingly simple to make!
How to Make a Fabric Flower Hair Accessory Headband
- Two strips of scrap fabric, 2 inches wide by 16 inches long
- Two pieces of tulle, 2.5 inches square.
- Scrap felt
- Beads or pearls
- Wire or elastic headband
- Hot glue gun or strong craft glue
Start by cutting out your fabric to the specified sizes. This is great for using up scraps, so don’t worry about straight lines.
To start your first rosette, take one strip of fabric, and fold it in half lengthwise. Fold one corner down, and begin rolling your strip of fabric in on itself.
As you roll your strip, you want to twist the fabric like in the photos above. Twist an inch or so, and roll it up, pinching firmly to hold it together. When you get to the end, leave about an inch or so of fabric loose.
Flip your rosette over, and put some hot glue on the back of the rosette. Fold the extra inch of fabric over the glue, and hold to join. When your glue has set, trim off the corners. There you have your first rosette!
Repeat with your second strip of fabric to make another rosette.
Cut a piece of felt that is slightly smaller than both of the rosettes Glue your rosettes onto the felt, and set aside.
Take one of your pieces of tulle, gather and pinch it in the middle, and fold it in half at the pinch. Put some hot glue at the pinched end, and glue it on the felt between your rosettes. Repeat with the other piece of tulle on the other side.
Next, put a dot of hot glue where the tulle meets the rosettes, and put a cluster of beads or pearls on the glue. Repeat on the other side.
Pick out your headband, and put a line of glue on the back of your rosettes, on the felt. Attach the headband, then glue another small piece of felt on top of your headband to cover to join and secure the rosettes.
You’re all done! You just made a rosette headband that looks cute on everyone, and can be made to match every outfit!