To make the headbands you'll need:
- fabric scraps (for the red and white headband I used a jersey knit and for the orange and turquoise headband I used a calico)
- hot glue gun
- beads or buttons and needle and thread (optional)
First, cut your fabric into strips. I make mine about 1 1/2 inches wide. The strips don't have to be cut straight - you won't be able to tell once you've made them into a flower. Make the strips long (like length of the fabric long). Once you're happy with the size of the flower, you can cut the excess off.Fold the strip in half and make a knot at one end.
Hold the knot in your hand (the short end of the fabric facing down). Put a dab of hot glue on the side of the knot and attach the long part of your tail to it. This is the start of your flower.http://turtletaylor.blogspot.com/2011/03/interchangable-fabric-flower-headband.html
Now, give the fabric a half twist. (The fold of the fabric strip will be facing down and the two cut ends will be facing up). Glue to the knot/flower. Give the fabric strip another half twist (now the fold will be facing up and the two cut ends will be facing down). Glue. Continue to twist and glue until the flower is a size you are happy with.
Tip: If you put the dab of hot glue toward the bottom of the flower, you'll be less likely to see the glue on the top of the flower. Don't use a lot of glue. A small dab is all you'll need and will prevent it from oozing up to the top of the flower.
You should end up with something that looks like this. Tuck the end underneath the flower and secure with a little bit of hot glue.
Once you've made all your flowers, cut the tail of the knot off. Now you can embellish with beads and buttons if you'd like. I use seedbeads and hand sew them on. A thimble comes in handy for this part! Now, play around with the flowers to find an arrangement that you like.
Cut a piece of felt in a rough oval shape that is slightly smaller than the arrangement of flowers that you've decided on. Glue the flowers to your felt oval.
Now that your flowers are glued to your felt oval, cut a small pieceof velcro and glue it on the back of the felt. I like to put the soft side of the velcro on the flowers, but it doesn't really matter.
The other side of the velcro gets hot glued to the headband.